Vehicles from the Past Century to appear at Brooklands Motoring Festival: The Double Twelve
Visitors to Brooklands Motoring Festival: The Double Twelve will be treated to appearances from some of the most iconic vehicles of the past 100 years as they go head-to-head in a unique Concours D'Elegance.
Mercedes-Benz World and Brooklands Museum will jointly organise the two day Festival, taking place over 28/29 June, which will establish ‘The Double Twelve' as a unique Concours D'Elegance with a strong action content. Already a wealth of entries has been received from the owners of both pre and post-War thoroughbred cars looking to secure a trophy at the inaugural event.
The unique line up of cars will compete over the weekend in a variety of categories including Mille Miglia/RAC Rally Class, post-War grand Touring class and the post-War Spirit of Brooklands class. Vehicles currently scheduled to appear include:
Aston Martin DB4 GT4 Zagato Austin Healey "Frogeye" Sprites Lagonda M45 Rapide Post war Talbot-Lago Bentley R type Continental Alfa Romeo 6c1750 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Sunbeam 3 litre twin cams Mercedes-Benz SSK Low Chassis Invicta Ferrari 250 lusso Jaguar XK120 lightweight Bizzarini GT
Competitors will perform a series of driving tests and have their vehicles judged against the exacting criteria of a Concours D'Elegance by a select panel of experts. The tests will take place in thrilling and evocative environments such as the Members' Banking and the notorious Test Hill of the original Brooklands circuit, as well as on the modern handling circuits at Mercedes-Benz World.
Points awarded for both concours and test performances will be added to give an overall score, ensuring that the overall winner will be the best combination of driver and top-class vehicle.
Past will also meet present as Formula 1™ stars Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen drive the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ car at intervals during the weekend. Sir Stirling Moss will also be in attendance during the Festival and is expected to please the crowds by returning to the tracks with a historic competition car.
The Festival is guaranteed to be an action-packed weekend of entertainment, with performances from the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Display Team and a Blue Eagles Helicopter Display. The weekend is set to appeal to everyone from motoring and motor sport enthusiasts through to families looking for a special day out.
Tickets are available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance of the event. To book tickets or for further information please call 0844 8472421 or visit www.brooklandsfestival.com. Prices start from £25.00 for Adults, £10.00 for Children or £60.00 for a family ticket (two adults, three children).