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VC10 OPEN DAY, DUNSFOLD AERODROME


at Dunsfold Aerodrome. Almost 150 tickets were sold, with the morning session selling out completely! The aircraft opened for viewing at 10.30am and


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then at 12.30pm the volunteer team prepared ‘150’ for her trip down the runway at 1.00pm. On the return run we stopped in front of the crowd and opened up the engines to take-off power to give our guests the full VC10 ‘experience’. Once back to our parking position we opened the aircraft again for our afternoon visitors.


n 10th March the Museum organised an open day on VC10 K.3 ZA150 that resides


News In addition to tours of the aircraft, the Dunsfold


Museum that displays artefacts and illustrates Dunsfold’s wartime history as a Canadian Air Force B-25 Mitchell bomber base was also available to visit. Although the weather was cold and damp the


event was well received with comments such as, ‘An excellent day (apart from the dull weather!)’ and ‘Many thanks for organising such a good day’ left on our Facebook site. The next open day will be at Dunsfold on Saturday 7th July. See the Museum website for more details and to obtain tickets. Paul Robinson, VC10 ZA-150 Volunteer


BROOKLANDS STARS AT RETROMOBILE 2018 News


1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza (Gareth Tarr).


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here may have been snow on the ground in Paris but that didn’t deter over 105,000 hardy


enthusiasts from beating a track to the 43rd Retro- mobile extravaganza at the Parc des Exposition in Paris. And with 650 vehicles on display the show didn’t disappoint, representing an eclectic mix of special exhibitions, exotics, rarities, unusual and the just plain weird that make it such a compelling draw. Lukas Huni is a Swiss dealer in cars of


exceptional quality and provenance and always manages to put on a display of fabulous cars borrowed from his client database. For 2018 his stand included a couple of gems for Brooklands


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fans. Painted in British racing green, the 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza was used by Brian Lewis to win the 1933 International Trophy, John Cobb raced it in the 1934 Brooklands Trophy and Luis Fontes also used it to win the 1935 International trophy. Fontes also won Le Mans that year, sharing a Lagonda with Johnny Hindmarsh. The Alfa was also driven in several continental races in the hands of the same trio and was later owned by the Hon Patrick Lindsay. The second Brooklands car on the Huni stand


was the 1934 Type 59 Grand Prix Bugatti, chassis 59121, one of the factory team cars that year. This was Bugatti’s last serious GP car but unfortunately


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