Virtual Brooklands Festival of Motorsport
This weekend we would have been hosting the Brooklands Festival of Motorsport, featuring the Double Twelve competitions.
The weekend sees the site come alive, with two action-packed days of motoring competitions, Test Hill ascents, great food, music and entertainment for the whole family.
The event celebrates Brooklands’ rich motoring and motorsport history and is always held on the weekend closest to the anniversary of the original opening of the race track on the 17th June 1907.
But why the Double Twelve?
The Brooklands Double Twelve, first run in 1929, was the JCC’s imaginative solution to the problem of running a 24-hour race at Brooklands. Overnight racing had been banned at Brooklands shortly after the course opened in 1907 when SF Edge drove non-stop for 24 hours, setting a world record but earning the wrath of local residents. In the Double Twelve, cars ran for two 12-hour stints from 8am to 8pm and were locked away overnight in secure garages so they could not be worked on during the resting period.
Memories: 2017 110th Anniversary Celebrations
In 2017, on the 110th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklands track, we re-opened the finishing straight, with a spectacular parade of historic Brooklands vehicles.
Here is our video of the reopening demonstrations on Saturday 17th June 2017.
Inspired by the vintage Double Twelve poster and programme covers we’ve had some beautiful artwork designed for the Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival.
p.s. we’ve converted 4 of them into jigsaws, have a go over on our Jigsaws page.
13 June 2020