Much as the theorising on the validity of Brooklands might entertain the readers of Motor Sport and the knocking of traditions become a national obsession, I find little to commend the anti-Brooklands lobby.
Like Indianapolis, the Track was primarily a test-track for the motor industry, which also provided an arena in which personalities and the spirit of individuality could rise above the dreariness of everyday existence.
Every village in England had its local Brooklands driver, who might be the Duke, squire, doctor, blacksmith or farmer. What a great shame it is that the motor trade and post-World War Two England were denied the continued use of this facility.
Richard Hulford, Westerham, Kent