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Avro Shed

Following the opening of the Brooklands Motor Circuit, the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club (BARC) offered a prize of £2,500 to the first aviator to complete a lap of the circuit before the end of the year.

This attracted Alliot Verdon Roe, a pioneer aviator who had already achieved some success with scale models, to build a shed on the Finishing Straight of the circuit to construct his Roe 1 Biplane.

Roe conducted a number of trials on the track before becoming the first man to fly at Brooklands in June 1908.

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Race Track

Historic Buildings