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January 2011
 
Roger starts work with the Bloodhound project creating original sculptures for this prestgious project.
For more information visit www.bloodhoundssc.com
 
 
December 2010 
 
Roger's sculpture go online at the Brooklands Shop http://www.brooklandsmuseumshop.com/

Roger is delighted to be exhibiting at two prestigious events at Brooklands

Fete Champetre - Brooklands Trust Members event at the historic Brooklands Circuit -evening of June 26th
 
Organised by the Brooklands Trust Members, but non-members are also welcome.

"An Evening of Summer Entertainment"

The pre war "Right Crowd" would often bring picnics to Brooklands to enjoy the summer sunshine and a days motor racing at the circuit. You can now re live those days by joining us at the Museum for an evening of entertainment featuring classic and vintage cars, a jazz band and barbecue. Come along in vintage costume and help to create the atmosphere yourself. The evening will feature:

The Vyners Swing Band
Vintage and Classic Vehicles
Special display of locally manufactured cars
Demonstration runs up the famous Test Hill
Ride with the Brooklands car ride team
Prizes for cars and motorcycles in our motor show
Prizes for the best period cameo of picnic, vehicle and costume
Food available on site including ready made picnic hampers to pre book.

This is an evening event from 5pm. Tickets must be pre-booked from Angela Hume (contact details below).
Brooklands Trust Members: Adults £8.50, Children £3.50, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £21
Non-members: Adults £13.50, children £5, Family £35

Gates open 4pm for Motor Show entries
Gates open 5pm for General Public
Museum Closes 10pm

Contact: Angela Hume  angelahhume@brooklandsmembers.com   07880 670 339

'The Brooklands Double Twelve' Motoring Festival - 5th & 6th June 2010

This year The Brooklands Double Twelve returns, with Brooklands Museum Trust as the official organiser - and with all proceeds going to support the work of the Trust in preserving the legacy of Brooklands and inspiring future generations. For 2010 the action on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit will centre on dozens of Pre-war cars taking part in a full competitive sprint on the Saturday, while over 100 top-class classic cars (up to 12 in each of 12 classes) will compete by invitation in the unique Double Twelve competition, combining Driving Tests and Concours, on the Museum site on both days.

The Double Twelve borrows its name from the 24 hour races organised by the Junior Car Club (JCC) at Brooklands from 1929, but takes its inspiration from rallies organised by the JCC and the Royal Automobile Club in the late 1930s in which the elegance of the competing car was as important as the skill shown by the drivers in tricky manoeuvres. Its return will be well received by motor sport enthusiasts and will undoubtedly be a highlight of the British historic motor sports events calendar.

In addition to the competitions, a wide spectrum of one-make clubs will put on their own stunning displays of cars on the Sunday to complement the celebratory atmosphere. There will be plenty of action going on throughout the weekend, including Test Hill activities, a Trade Village and family entertainment, so there will be something for everyone.

The Vintage Sports-Car Club, providers of motor sport events since 1934, have been appointed as official organisers of the competitive elements. The VSCC and Brooklands Museum have enjoyed a long friendship, thanks to a common interest in Pre-war machinery.

The event opens to visitors at 9am on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June with visitor parking in The Heights off Wellington Way - please follow AA signage. Parking for classic and vintage vehicles is via Mercedes-Benz World and the Vickers Bridge on Saturday and via the Campbell Entrance off Brooklands Road by JTI (previously Gallaher) on Sunday.

Timetable for The Brooklands Speed Trials, Saturday 5th June:
0900-1300 Practice Session
1300-1400 Lunch Break
1400-1800 Competition Runs
There will be parades by Double Twelve Competition cars and other vehicles duing the morning and afternoon sessions, subject to timetabling.

Timetable for The Double Twelve Competition, Saturday 5th June:
0900-1300 Driving Tests
1300-1330 Lunch Break
1330-1800 Driving Tests

Timetable for the Double Twelve Competition, Sunday 6th June:
0900-1300 Driving Tests & Concours Judging
1300-1400 Lunch Break
1400-1545 Test Hill and other Demonstrations
1600 Prize - Giving Ceremony on the Members’ Bar Balcony of the Clubhouse
1800 Event Closes


DISCOUNTED ADVANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE UNTIL 1ST JUNE THROUGH OUR ONLINE SHOP AT http://www.brooklandsmuseumshop.com OR TELEPHONE               01932 857381         01932 857381 EXT 268. Discounted tickets are also available by calling in to the Brooklands Museum Shop until 4pm on Friday 4th June.


Further information at http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/double12

Contact: Neil Sinclair  neilsinclair@brooklandsmuseum.com                 01932 857381         01932 857381 Ext 249

 
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