The Brooklands Bulletin is a full colour A5 magazine that is sent to members to keep them informed of all that is happening at the Museum and within the Brooklands Members organisation.
The magazine features articles from Members and others on Brooklands related subjects. We also send a monthly e-letter that contains up to date event news and reviews to keep Members as informed as possible.
The Bulletin is the latest in a long line of Brooklands magazines for Brooklands members and visitors that goes back to the racing days of the 1930s. You can read about its development here.
Brooklands Track & Air
Published from 1932 for three volumes and produced by Capt. O.V. Holmes, the magazine covered activities at the track both on the ground and in the air. The title is now owned by the MG Car Club and incorporated into their magazine "Safety Fast".
The title originated in 1924 as a magazine devoted entirely to Motor car and motor cycle racing, not just at Brooklands - initially edited by H. SCOTT HALL, M.I.A.E.. The magazine was the forerunner of the current Motorsport magazine and the title is still owned by them.
Brooklands Society Gazette
The Brooklands Society was an independent organisation formed in the 1960s and dedicated to the preservation of pre-war racing at Brooklands. Their magazine, the Brooklands Society Gazette, featured many excellent articles on historic Brooklands motoring. The magazine was published from 1975 until 2013. The last editor, Chris Bass, went on to be the editor of the newly restyled Brooklands Bulletin.
The Brooklands "Friends" organisation published a regular newsletter from its inception in 1987 and developed it into a full colour A4 magazine sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. It was called the "Spirit" which was published twice a year from 1994 until 2003. "The Spirit" title is now incorporated into the current Brooklands Bulletin.
The Track Record
The Brooklands Club was a support group for the Museum with access to the Members' Bar, snooker room and restaurant for its members. It published a regular A4 monochrome newsletter called "The Track Record" in the mid 90's.
The Brooklands Bulletin
Following the closure of the Spirit magazine, which became unaffordable after the withdrawal of sponsorship, the Friends returned to a simple newsletter format called the Brooklands Bulletin, initially in monochrome A4, and then in a 16 page A5 green & cream monochrome booklet format published six times a year.
Following the amalgamation of the Brooklands Club and the Friends group towards the end of 2008 a new magazine was created which continued under the banner of the Brooklands Bulletin, initially in the same monochrome booklet style but with more pages and articles.
In December 2009 the first edition of the new style all colour 42 page A5 Brooklands Bulletin was published. It was edited by Chris Bass (who was still the editor of the Brooklands Society Gazette) and Diane Willows. It was published by the BTM Vice Chairman Robert Hall.
By 2015 the magazine had grown to a 70 page magazine with many features on Brooklands related subjects as well as all the news and views from the Museum. The aim of the Brooklands Bulletin is to keep Members better informed and to give those who, perhaps, can't visit as often a chance to keep in touch and feel involved in the Museum and its activities. The printed Bulletin is now supported by an online e-letter once a month and this website which give all the latest information relating to the Members and the Museum and includes an online archive of Bulletins from 2013.
As we enter 2019 we look forward to a new direction with an A4 full-colour magazine arriving later in the year and a change of editorial team headed by editor Alisdair Suttie and publishers Hine Marketing.
We aim to publish several articles in each edition supported by photographs on subjects with connections to Brooklands. We look at the personalities that made Brooklands tick, the cars, the motor bikes, the aircraft, the bicycles.... in fact anything that is Brooklands related.
Ideas for future articles or submissions can be made to the editor, Alisdair Suttie, at email@example.com
We publish all the latest Museum news and updates along with reviews of events and what is happening concerning the Membership.
Items for inclusion can be sent to the editor at the above address for the editor or via the BTM office firstname.lastname@example.org
Each edition features advertisements from leading companies with an interest in heritage, lifestyle and Brooklands. Our regular advertisers include Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, ExxonMobil, Mercedes Benz, JTI, BAE Systems, Moss-Europe, Hagerty insurance, Motorsport magazine, Vintage Sports Car Club, Techno Classica Essen, Formhalls Vintage & Racing plus many more.
Advertising in the bulletin is handled by Hine Marketing. Please contact them if you would like your company to reach around 6500 households plus local businesses all with an enthusiastic interest in Motoring, Aviation and the history or Brooklands.
Nick Hine : email@example.com
The Members arrange a number of special events each year for Members including classic talks, road trips, visits to other Museums/ places of interest, European car tours, dinners, lunches, talks, Motoring legends events and more.
You can read all about those member specific events in the pages of the Brooklands Bulletin.