On the weekend of June 17-18, Brooklands, the first motor racing circuit in the world, celebrated the 110th anniversary of its first race meeting. The most significant element of the celebration was the official opening of the restored Start-Finish Straight, which had been beneath a building since World War II.
Following an official opening by Lord March, a sparkling array of cars ranging from an 1897 Leon Bollee to the lap record-holding Napier Railton gave spirited demonstration runs. Other notable cars on hand included the 1921 Bluebird recreation, Babs, the Beast of Turin Fiat S76 and two 1927 Delage Grand Prix cars.
Other events on the weekend docket included a VSCC sprint, a Concours d’Eleganceand a driving test. A good time was had by all.