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A splendid collection of vintage London taxis (Tim Morris).


will be used as an educational asset in the future. As usual there were plenty of stalls in the


Traders’ Market in Cobham Hall and the Race Bays, a record number in fact, to the delight of


the enthusiasts. All in all it was a most successful day for the London Bus Museum and we appre- ciate the help provided by staff and volunteers from the Brooklands Museum. Deryck Fill, Events Manager LBM


ROLLS-ROYCES GHOST INTO BROOKLANDS News


1912 Ghost (Gareth Tarr).


marque were rarely seen on the Track and only when raced by private entrants. However the Honourable Charles Rolls was at the circuit’s opening on Monday 17th June 1907 and a participant in the parade that day, naturally in a Rolls-Royce. It was therefore not entirely inappro- priate that the oldest Rolls-Royce club – the 20- Ghost Club – held a concours and driving tests event at Brooklands on the first Sunday in May.


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olls-Royce isn’t a name normally associated with Brooklands and indeed cars from the


The 20-Ghost Club takes its name from two of Rolls-Royce’s most famous early models but is open to all cars from the marque to 1940, although definitely not Bentleys. Amongst the dozen or so cars at Brooklands were models from throughout this period, roughly the same time that Brooklands was an active track. Strictly speaking the car that came to be known as the Ghost is called the 40/50 model. The original Silver Ghost was the car that in June 1907 completed over 14,000 miles without


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