Sunday, August 3, 2014
Join us as we mark the centenary of the start of World War One, with a special event encompassing the many aspects of Brooklands’ involvement in the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
For this special event we will be gathering automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial vehicles, buses and aircraft from the period up to 1919.
In the paddock there will be a display of the vehicles taking part in the Great War Centenary Parade in London on the 4th August. At lunchtime these pre-war vehicles will be taking part in a Cavalcade round the Mercedes-Benz World circuit.
Overhead will be a stunning air show from the Great War Display Team who will be flying their replicas of a Sopwith Triplane, a BE2 and an SE5.
On the ground our own aircraft will be making a grand entrance too and, as well as running the Sopwith Camel, we hope to bring the Vimy to life, for the first time since it flew in in 2009.
A new book, W O Bentley Rotary Aero Engines by Dr Tom Dine, published by the W O Bentley Memorial Foundation and which is to be launched on the 4th August, will be on sale in the Paddock.
In the Clubhouse there will be period film shows.
The timetable for the day is:
9.30 Gates open
10.00 Museum displays and aircraft open
10.15-10.45 Great War Music and Songs outside the Hangar
10.45-11.10 Aero engine runs
11.45-12.00 Great War Flying Display Team Air Display
13.15-13.45 Parade of Great War Centenary Parade cars on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit
14.30-15.00 Great War Music and Songs outside the Hangar
15.00 Race Starts on the Finishing Straight and Banking Runs
15.30- 15.50 Aero engine runs
16.00 Great War Centenary Parade cars leave
17.00 Museum and event closes
All pre-1919 vehicles are welcome to join us - please use this form to pre-book your free tickets (normal admission prices apply on the day) 2014 Brooklands Great War 100 Entry Form.docx Late entries are being accepted.
Contact: Brooklands Museum firstname.lastname@example.org 01932 857381