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Monday, November 18, 2013

Brooklands

Today I went to familiar Bentley territory.



Yep, I went to Brooklands.



The home of the British Racing Club.



Here is the club house.



But just before the club house is this little stretch on road up a hill.



Looks stndard, but really this is the Brooklands Hill Test.



How much horsepower does your car have?



"It is 352 feet long and divided into three sections, starting with a gradient of 1 in 8, then 1 in 5 and the top third has a gradient of 1 in 4. It was used by manufacturers to test both the ability of cars to climb steep hills and also of their brakes to stop them coming down."



I like this Hill - in 2007 I did something cool and wrote about the Napier Bentley Hill Climb at Brooklands.

It was very cutting edge at the time - 4 people had uploaded videos of the event, and I re-editted then into a multi camera do.



In the museum they do have a good Bentley and Rolls-Royce model collection.



Today this was hanging around.



A nice 4.5L W.O. with Brooklands history.



It's always special to see a W.O. and better at a special place.



Brooklands, that it.



I do like the front.



There was more about the Bentley Boys.



What's also cool at Brooklands?

This.



Get on board.



It's amazing to see a Concorde.



It is simply stunning.



Has four engines.



Rolls-Royce of course.



Inside was larger than I thought - I thought it was really small.



Yeah I could fly that no problems.



But the real reason why I went to Brooklands?

For this.



Arr the bridge.



And the classic shot.



I've seen a lot of new and old cars photographed there.



The bank was cool - and large!



And steep!



There was also quite a bit of Bentley art around.



Arr The Birkin Bentley - still causing trouble today.



There was also this plane the VC10. Picture taken from underneath the Concorde.



It's special because is has storage for your Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Mk III.



How special is that!

The Sultan of Omar then bought it.





And converted the garage into a sleeper.



With a nice dunny as well.



I did have a good day.



1 Comments:

At 9:53 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance to know where the Silver Cloud III loaded on the aircraft photo comes from?
Does exist any higher resolution version?
Thanks Davide
bassolidavide@libero.it

 

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