Members February Round Up
03 February 2021
Formula E Exhibition and the 2021 Season
In November, a replica of the Mercedes‐Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 arrived at the museum. It now sits alongside the historic racing cars in the Brooklands Museum Grand Prix exhibition; Where it all began, This exhibition tells the story of the evolution of motorsport in the UK. Mercedes-Benz EQ started a radical new chapter in their history with an entry into the Formula E race series. After finishing their first season with a debut victory and third in the teams' standings, they begin the new season with a clear eye on the title. Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries continue behind the wheel for the 2021 season.
Meanwhile Brooklands Members TV contributor, and nine times Formula E race winner Sam Bird has moved from Envision Virgin to Jaguar Racing where he joins Kiwi diver Mitch Evans.
Find out more about the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01
The next edition will be with you in March and will be feature racing legends Beatrice Shilling, Sir Henry Segrave and Gordon Cobbold.
For future editions, we will be bringing you up to date with news about the Heritage Skills Academy as they open a second teaching site at Brooklands Museum. The Museum’s purpose-built workshop facilities have become the Heritage Skills Academy’s southern site from January, where they will be training apprentices on their world-class Heritage Engineering technician qualification. Have a watch of the video to find out more about the Heritage Skills Academy or read more about the partnership here.
Shere Hill Climb
Since its inception in 2013. The Shere Hill Climb has supported local charities
including Brooklands Museum. The Brooklands Members have always had a close association with the organisers, and over the years members and other motor vehicle enthusiasts have thrilled the crowds with a variety of fascinating and unusual machines at the event held at Staple Lane in the Surrey Hills.
Although last year’s event was cancelled, we have recently heard that early plans are being made to hold the next Shere Hill Climb on 5 September 2021. The organisers propose to open for entries in March for two months. They will then review the position, consulting the local authorities before making make a final decision on going ahead with the event.
As last year they will not be asking for any entry fees until the event has received approval.