January 29th, 2018 – Brooklands Museum

Time: TBC1922_filling_station_&_vintage_car,_Brooklands,_22_July_2012

Cost: TBC

Venue: Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0QN

Dress Code: N/A

Accessibility: Parking available on site.  All exhibits are wheelchair accessible (for details please refer to the Brooklands Museum website)

The Kent Club is excited to organise a trip to the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge.

The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars such as the 24-litre Napier-Railton, motorcycles, and bicycles to a unique collection of Hawker and Vickers/British Aircraft Corporation-built aircraft including Concorde.

Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.  Many aviation firsts are also associated with Brooklands, which soon became one of Britain’s first aerodromes.  It attracted many aviation pioneers prior to World War I, and was also a leading aircraft design and manufacturing centre in the 20th century, producing a remarkable total of some 18,600 new aircraft of nearly 260 types between 1908 and 1987.

Post includes content from Wikipedia contributors, “Brooklands Museum,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brooklands_Museum&oldid=799558048 (accessed October 9, 2017).  Concorde picture courtesy of Kane L S SmithBritish Airways Concorde at Brooklands MuseumCC BY-SA 3.0  Vintage car picture courtesy of Colin Smith, 1922 filling station & vintage car, Brooklands, 22 July 2012CC BY-SA 2.0

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