Friday, 13 May 2016

Caravelle at Brooklands

We went to the Motor and Aeronautical Museum at Brooklands recently. You probably know that Brooklands was the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit. It opened in 1907, which, if you think about it, is pretty early in the history of motoring. It was renowned for its two banked curves, each rising to 29 feet at the outer edge, which enabled the cars to safely achieve high speeds.

Brooklands was bought by Vickers and developed into an aviation centre, with parts of the Concorde manufactured on site. 

Exhibited is a retired Concorde.

Some of the original race track still remains and at the museum they have a Caravelle aircraft.

But this is my Caravelle on the banking.

The track record stands at 143 mph.

My record is 22 mph.

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