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Bugatti and Bedford flat-bed truck plus too many more to list here. Around 400 cars featured in the show and a smattering of motor bikes – we would certainly like to see more of those next year. This show embraces the whole width of classic ownership, from the vintage through to the modern. The aim is to reflect the wide range of motoring interests in the membership, and what better place than Brooklands to display your pride and joy. Cars ranged from a Ford Orion and Renault Aventime right through the 1950s to 70s classics that your parents drove and back to the Austins, MGs and Talbots of the pre-war days, even a very early Trojan. Our Brooklands Trust Members judges had an incredibly hard job picking three cars from each of our categories, but they did so in the end and the prize-giving took place in the Paddock. An additional award this year went to the winner of the Brooklands Sprint – in miniature, a radio- controlled car obstacle course. The youngsters were far better at this than the adults and the sprint was won by eight-year-old Harry. Sadly we couldn’t find him to present the trophy so if mum or dad is reading this, please get in touch. We are also looking for the owner of an Alfa Romeo Spider parked on the Finishing Straight who won the 'Moderns' section, believed to be a member. All the winners are listed below. The Jumble featured a huge array of items for sale and you could even get keys cut and number plates made up amongst the auto parts, tools, cleaning kit, models, toys, pictures right through to music memorabilia and even fossils and crystals. The most unusual item had to be the Alvis Leonides radial helicopter engine – yours for just £4,500, but you probably need a helicop- ter to put it in. The ‘Booty’ brigade were by the garages and there was an even more eclectic mix of items to be found there, spilling from the tail-gates of cars, some of which were classics too. Congratulations go to Tracy Holmes who was


awarded the overall Car of the Show trophy for her lovely Vauxhall Victor. She found the car in a lock-up in Bow in 2000 and undertook a three- year restoration. It has been kept in that restored condition ever since. Tracy was not a member when she came to the show but she was when she left! The MGF Register won the Best Club Stand award for the second year running with a 15-car display and against greater competition this year. We also thank them for their help in running the Brooklands Sprint for us. This show is run and organised by members, with several volunteering


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This lady had an early find of peacock feathers, just right for hat-making.


on the day for marshalling and the Outreach and Fast Track teams did a splendid job greeting members and signing up plenty of new ones, we thank them all. The date for your diary in 2018 is Sunday 22nd July and I wonder if we will exceed the 2,000 members who came to the show this year. Results


Car of the Show – Tracy Holmes, Vauxhall Victor Best Club Winner – MGF Register Runner-up – Mercedes-Benz Club Pre-War (up to 1945) Winner – John Foyle, Austin Seven Ruby Runner-up – Roger Armstrong, Trojan Third – Brian Philpott, Talbot 14/45 Boomers (1946 – 1980) Winner – Craig Whiteway, Chevrolet Corvette Runner-up – Ken Temperton, Jaguar MkII Third – Ken Curtis, MGA MkII Moderns (1981 to present) Winner – Alfa Romeo Spider (owner unknown) Runner-up – Bill Williams, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Third – Chris Bourgeois, Citroen 2CV6 Motorcycles Winner – Richard Pike, Velocette Runner-up – P Millar, Ariel Third – Terry Newman, Sunbeam Brooklands Sprint Winner – Harry (eight years), 20 seconds Runners-up – Rio (eight) and Charlie (nine), both 24 seconds


Tim Morris


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