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Monday, November 18, 2013


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?


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.


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


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