8 JULY 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
© 2018 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 8 JULY 2013

AND FINALLY: Motor racing still happens at Brooklands

It may have officially closed due to the outbreak of war in 1939, but racing and other forms of competition still take place on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor-racing circuit.
 
Or sort of!
 
In fact the challenging demonstration circuit at Mercedes Benz World is actually licensed to Brooklands Museum for competition purposes (see ON TOUR in this issue).  In spite of its Formula One success (or perhaps because of) the splendid Mercedes emporium isn’t allowed under planning regulations to run any racing or competition on its track, so the Motor Sport Association Track Licence is held by the Museum.  It was therefore able to host a splendid charity Kart race in support of the Henry Surtees Foundation and the Museum!
 
For practical purposes it does not matter, and if the Karts are too fast (and they’re only on the circuit once a year) you can try the cross country course,  also at Mercedes-Benz World, or just the plain ‘experience’ of blasting round the modern track in a Mercedes AMG...
 
And whilst we are plugging Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, pilot-minded readers might like to know that the 500m grass airstrip is just about to be resurfaced (and about time too a flyer friend says) so it can be used for vintage aircraft fly-ins.  We have to ask if the Polish jet (see this issue) will make it, although not vintage.  Impresario (Museum Director) Allan Winn has been known to make and break his own rules..

Sharing a common car park both are attractive outings during the school holidays and very close by the M3/M25.  If you don’t like planes there are cars (from Smart car to F1).  And buses.  And bicycles too.
www.brooklandsmuseum.com

www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk

 

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