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Paul Hopley (Rover Mini) and Marc Hanson (MG YB), and also for the Lotus Elan Sprint and Mercedes-Benz SL of Bryan Smart and Jack Nulty, whilst Steve Taylor took the overall Driving Tests’ victory in his Ford Sierra XR4I. Throughout the weekend Jon Purser and his team of judges worked tirelessly to assess the entrants of the Concours competition, which featured another fantastic array of both racing and road-going machinery.


As is traditional, each car was awarded marks on a range of familiar criteria, including both originality and condition of bodywork, interior, engine and chassis whilst a more subjective ‘Spirit of Brooklands’ score was also applied, taking into account patina, Brooklands and general historical interest and overall character, all in keeping with the ethos of the Double Twelve Festival. Accommodating the usual selection of classes for genuine Brooklands cars, Touring cars, Pre-1918, Vintage, Post-Vintage and Post-war, the winning line-up presented a wonderful selection depicting a golden era of motoring – the 1935 Aston Martin MkII of David Bracey, John Clark’s 1958 Bentley S1 Flying Spur, John Dennis’s 1916 Packard Twin Six, the 1931 Bugatti Type-51 of


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Richard Collier, Timothy Jarrett’s 1939 Frazer Nash/BMW and Neil Manley’s 1962 Jaguar E-type. But a well-received overall victory was awarded to the 1927 Delage Grand Prix Car of the Collier Collection/Revs Institute, one of the four Delage GP cars that had helped headline the weekend’s anniversary celebrations. With the best scores in two of the three elements counting towards the prestigious overall Double Twelve competition, Robin Gale was crowned this year’s champion in Sunday afternoon’s Winners’ Ceremony on the Finishing Straight in front of the Clubhouse, with his 1934 Riley one of just two cars to claim class victories in two events, ahead of Marc Hanson’s 1952 MG YB runner-up as the younger car and Amelia Wooding, Top Lady Competitor for a third consecutive year, in her MG Midget roadster. The comprehensive results list from all three competitive elements of the weekend can be found on the Museum’s ‘Latest News’ pages at www.brooklandsmuseum.com with galleries of images from both days on the Brooklands Museum Flickr page and trackside and drone video footage on YouTube from the AndysVideos channel courtesy of Andy Lambert.


Paul Stewart 110 TRADERS FOR 110 YEARS


ortune must have been smiling upon us as we pre-booked 110 trade stands in to this year’s Classic Car Show and Jumble which happily coincided with the 110th anniversary of the opening of the Track.


It didn’t look like it though on Saturday evening as we tried to mark out the trade pitches with chalk, which was instantly washed away in the rain. An alternative method was hurriedly found and before long the Museum site was look- ing good, if a little damp. Next day may not have been bright and sunny but at least it was dry and it was looking like we could have a very good show as the traders poured through the gates and set up around the Motoring Village. One of the new innovations this year was the revised layout, made possible by the re-opening of the Finishing Straight, with separate areas for the jumble and the cars. It worked well, with vehicle movements away from the shoppers browsing the stalls. Another new feature this year was the ‘Showcase’ where selected vehicles were siphoned into a paddock and brought out in two sessions for the drivers to be interviewed. David Brockington-


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Tracy Holmes with the Car of the Show.


Hill was our MC for the day, complete with bowler hat resplendent with a Union Flag. All the cars and owners were interesting in their own way and we learnt about a Jacques Coune MGB Berlinette replica and a Triumph Italia, based on a TR3. Alongside these were a Ford Galaxie, a Honda NSX, a magnificent Rolls-Royce, a Teal


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