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Bulletin

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 BTM organisation.

The magazine features articles from Members and others on Brooklands related subjects. We also send a monthly e-letter as a supplement to the Bulletin to keep Members as up to date as possible.

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History

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. Following the closure of the Spirit magazine the Friends returned to a simple newsletter format, initially in A4, and then in a 16 page A5 green & cream monochrome booklet format published six times a year.

The Brooklands Club was a separate organisation in the early days and also published their own regular A4 monochrome newsletter called "The Track Record" in the mid 90's.

The Brooklands Society was an independent organisation and published their own magazine called the Brooklands Gazette. This carried historic and authorative articles concerning Pre-War Brooklands.

Following the amalgamation of the Brooklands Club and the Friends group towards the end of 2008 a new magazine was created called the Brooklands Bulletin, initially in the same monochrome booklet style but with more pages. In December 2009 the first edition of the new style all colour 42 page A5 Brooklands Bulletin was published.

By 2015 this 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.

Features

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.

The Features Editor is Chris Bass and he welcomes articles from Members. Please contact him at [email protected] with your ideas or complete articles.

News/Members

We publish all the latest Museum news and updates along with reviews of events and what is happening concerning the Membership plus a list of all those members who have joined in the previous two months.

The News Editor is Diana Willows and she is more than happy to receive news, letters or snippets of interest to members. Just contact her direct by e-mail at [email protected] or send your article/letter to the museum for the attention of the BTM Admin Office.

Advertising

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 Robert Hall at [email protected] Please contact him if you would like your company to reach approaching 6000 households plus local businesses all with an enthusiastic interest in Motoring, Aviation and the history or Brooklands.