Fast times at Brooklands

The banking is still a steep climb
The banking is still a steep climb

Motor racing circuits in the UK don’t come much more famous than Brooklands. Built in 1907 as the World’s first purpose built circuit the famous banked oval has seen plenty of action over the years. It still does, and the complex steeped in motoring history regularly finds itself hosting events for both the public and trade. The RMI held one of its many roadshows at Brooklands, for example.

The recent Autumn Motorsport Day gave the perfect opportunity to see the delights of Brooklands up close – whether it be taking a stroll along the famous banking or marveling at some of the gathered metal taking to the track at the adjacent Mercedes Benz World complex.

Lucas Oil's racing monster
Lucas Oil's racing monster

The track has a certain air of nostalgia rarely found at most modern racing circuits. Faded adverts cling grimly on to bare brickwork and olde-worlde signs still keep the spirit of Brooklands’ heydey alive. There was some modern aftermarket presence too, thanks to Lucas Oil showing off its drag racer at the show too.

It’s easy to see why the aftermarket and motorsport at places like Brooklands go so well together. Many companies in our industry have long and illustrious histories to rival Brooklands, and even today many businesses find motorsport an attractive sponsorship opportunity.

So, who fancies the CAT Awards 2014 at Brooklands, then?

Published by Darrenmoss

CAT magazine's in-house reporter and self-confessed petrol head

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