THE 32 acres of Brooklands Museum, on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, will come alive with high-octane action on Sunday January 29, when the Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC) takes centre stage for its annual New Year Driving Tests competition.
Visitors will be treated to the sights and sounds of dozens of pre-war cars tackling a range of driving tests against the clock, designed to challenge both cars and drivers to the extreme.
Iconic areas such as Test Hill, the Finishing Straight and Members’ Banking will show no mercy as the vehicles and their drivers are put through their paces.
This year, due to works on the Brooklands Aircraft Factory Project on and near the Finishing Straight of the Race Track, cars will also tackle tests on the Campbell Circuit at Mercedes-Benz World.
Entries include Alex Pilkington in her 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, Peter Glover (past President of the VSCC, 2002-04), with his 1927 Alvis 12/50 TG Sports Tourer and Charlie Martin who, driving his 1931/35 Riley Special, comes to Brooklands after winning the VSCC Winter Driving Tests at Bicester Heritage last month.
Around 60 Pre-war cars have confirmed their attendance at the event with a host of classic marques on the entry list including Amilcar, Austin, Bugatti, Humber, Singer, Triumph, Trojan, Vauxhall and Wolseley.