The two-day event is always popular with the public and Brooklands members alike. Unfortunately, both days were subject to bouts of wind and rain typical of a British summer!
Saturday saw the start and completion of the speed trials on the adjacent Mercedes World circuit.
On Sunday driving tests and a Concours d’Elegance were held together with the presentation of the coveted Double Twelve award to the most successful competitor over the two days.
The Double Twelve is open to all in possession of a valid driving licence and a suitable car. It is good to see even more ladies taking part in pre- and post-war cars.
Our SE Centre was fortunate this year as the location given was adjacent to the main walking route from the public entrance.
Those manning the stand were kept busy on both days with questions and nostalgic interest this year with a bias toward the MGA.
At least half a dozen membership packs were handed to people sufficiently interested in joining the Club and with a view to purchasing an MG.
It was good to see Philip Bayne Powell taking part in Sunday’s events with his M type. Also pleasing to see so many more prewar MGs of various types competing this year, no doubt due to the cancellation of Silverstone which would have been the same weekend.
Keep a look out for details of next year’s Double Twelve likely to be published at the end of the year. Information can be obtained online, via our SE Centre Calendar, Safety Fast, or our SE Newsletter – no excuse for missing the dates!
John H. Davies