Brooklands feeling sporty with Vintage Sports Car Club Trials Day

DRIVERS bid farewell to the January blues with a Vintage Sports Car Club Trials Day at the home of British motorsport.

Brooklands Museum was alive with the sound of growling engines and screeching tyres on the final day of last month; poster vehicles from down the ages dazzling guests of all ages.

Visitors were treated to the sights and sounds of dozens of pre-war cars tackling a range of driving tests against the clock, designed to challenge both the marques and drivers to the extreme.

Iconic arenas such as Test Hill, the Finishing Straight and Members’ Banking showed no mercy as entrants were put through their paces.

In addition, the Paddock, Motoring Village and areas surrounding the 1907 Clubhouse provided an evocative setting for a fine parade of everything on four wheels, from Bentleys to tiny but sporty Austin 7s.

Entries – such as this bolt from the blue (right) –included a Frazer Nash Falcon TT Replica from VSCC regular Mark Ballard; a 1924 Bugatti T13 Brescia piloted by Edmund Burgess; and rising star Madeleine Rose – one of the youngest entrants at only 18 – who put her Austin 7 Saloon to the test. All in all, it made for a high-adrenaline welcome for February!

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