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Brooklands Aerojumble - 19th July 2010
Report from Tony Tucker

This was the first time the club had attended this event, although some years ago we used to go to an Aircooled show, which has since moved to another venue. As I was in Spain, Peter Fenn kindly arranged things and we had 5 speedsters at the event, with Len Raynsford and Paul Smith providing me with info for this report.

The club was well-received and given a good display area in front of the historic Brooklands Clubhouse. There were many other terrific cars present, including a Rolls Royce Ghost Tourer, Model T Ford Tourer, 1930s Aston Martin Tourer, an Austin Chummy and a Ronart supercar made in carbon fibre, to name but a few!

The autojumble was full of car and aircraft parts from pre-First World War onwards! For air enthusiasts, there was a great display of aircraft, with the opportunity to sit in some of the most famous planes in history. Halifax and Wellington bombers, Hurricanes, Harrier jump-jets and even Concorde vied for space and Paul took some good video footage inside the great supersonic aircraft and watched as many ancient airplanes, including Bleriot's cross-channel machine, had their engines started.

 

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Among the cars, highlight of the day was the starting up of the famous Napier Railton land speed record monster, with its 24 litre engine shattering a few eardrums!

Food and drink were readily available on site and the historic motor and aircraft museums were open all day for enthusiasts to study some of the greatest machines ever made.

This could be an event for the future club calendar, as Brooklands is such a nostalgic venue and a real mecca for petrol-heads.

Tony Tucker
Events Co-ordinator

 

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