CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND ALSO PRINT OUT AS IF YOU WERE IN AN ASPIRE LOUNGE

4 FEBRUARY 2013

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 4 FEBRUARY 2013

Brooklands gains heritage support

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced today the success of a (conditional) £4.85m bid from the Brooklands Museum for a major expansion of its facilities.

The Brooklands Race Track was opened in 1907 as the world’s first purpose-built motor-racing circuit, and, within a year, early experiments in aviation were taking place on the site as well.  It rapidly evolved into an outstanding centre for the development and operation of racing cars, motorcycles and aircraft. 

Today the museum occupies a 32-acre site at the northern end of the original circuit and airfield and includes part of the actual banking and the ‘test hill’.  Opened in 1991, it attracts over 150,000 visitors a year including large numbers of school children on educational visits. 

The Museum, in a unique nostalgic form, presents the history of motor racing from the earliest days right up to modern Formula 1, and also the history of aircraft manufacture and development over most of the 20th century.  Many of its displays are housed in historic motoring and aviation buildings.  The exhibits include exceptional racing cars such as the 1933 Napier-Railton (the ultimate lap-record holder), and an example of every Vickers commercial aircraft built, plus Concorde, largely designed at Weybridge.  The London Bus Museum is also on the site. www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk