Articles tagged Brooklands Museum Trust

Page 10 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 2001

Credit overdue

Sir, Your Brooklands article did not give credit to the late Kenneth Evans, who secured preservation orders on parts of the Track, Campbell Circuit, Test Hill and buildings, an incredible feat without which all 300 acres would have been lost to development Thanks to him, Elmbridge Borough Council secured a 99-year lease on the present museum site and established the Brooklands Museum Trust By any...

Page 68 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, February 1996

V-to-C Miscellany

The Formula One Club has with commendable partiality agreed to issue a set of limited edition postal covers to raise money for the Brooklands Museum Trust. These covers will consist of colour pictures of drivers in action, and those who have agreed to sign the set include Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss, Eddie Irvine, Martin Brundle, Mark Blundell, Jackie Stewart, Derek Warwick, Roy Salvadori,...

Page 68 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1992

Bentley Record Attempt

Stanley Mann tells us that on April 26th another attack on long-standing records by a vintage Bentley will be made at the banked Millbrook circuit. The plan is to try to break the existing British 1000-mile record, with the rebuilt Bentley-Jackson, the former "Mother Gunn" raced by Richard Marker, used by George Harvey Noble to take the last BARC 130mph badge at Brooklands in 1939, and rebuilt...

Page 19 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 1997

HRH Prince Michael of Kent KCVO

Stalwart of the classic car scene, The Prince explains that his enduring love for the sport is in his genes It is perhaps no surprise that Prince Michael's entry for September's RAC Centenary Rally was a Bentley, and the fact that he has chosen a pre-war car speaks volumes for his motoring preferences. The tall figure of the Prince with his distinctive beard is a frequent sight at automotive...

Page 64 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1992

'Mother Gun' hits target

Back in 1924, at Brooklands, JG Parry Thomas — whose living depended largely upon such exploits — joined jockey-cum-racer George Duller and inventor Lionel Rapson to break the world's long-distance records up to 15 hours at the helm of Rapson's 6178 cc Lanchester. Their speed after 12 hours bettered that of previous, longer records. A lap speed in excess of 100 mph was maintained, but there were...

Page 67 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 1993

The glossy magazine Quest

The glossy magazine Quest, published by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd, has, in No 22, a long illustrated article about Brooklands, which concludes: "In 1987 the Brooklands Museum Trust was formed and in 1991 the museum opened, based in the Clubhouse which Gallaher had refurbished for the purpose." Not a word about the Brooklands Society, which was formed in 1968 with the same ideals. . .

Page 78 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, May 1996

V-to-C Miscellany

Brooklands Museum fixtures for 1996 include meetings there by such clubs and cars as the Singer OC (May 5), MG Day and Packard OC (May 12), Citroen Specials Club (May 26), Italian Inter-Marque Association and Vintage Scooter Club (July 7), Kit-cars and Austin Cambridge & Westminster Club (July 14), Rover Sports Register (August 4), VMCC Special Day (September 1), T-Fords (September 8), Alvis...

Page 67 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1992

Brooklands Notes

Some 12 days before the Brooklands Society held its annual reunion, with runs up the test hill and sprints along the runway, the Brooklands Museum Trust had a sober, black-tie, evening, also to celebrate the track's 85th year. HRH Prince Michael of Kent, the museum's patron, announced that Nigel Mansell has associated himself with the cause, and that the executor of Hugh Hunter's estate had...

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