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Take a closer look at the vehicles in the Museum's collection that appear in series two of Secrets of the Transport Museum.


Aston Martin Halford Special

Appears in Episode 1

The world’s first turbocharged car, which raced in the first-ever British Grand Prix in 1926. Built by Aero-engine designer Major Frank Halford.

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Bugatti Type 37 GP

Appears in Episode 1

This classic racing Bugatti was first produced in 1925 and dominated Grand Prix racing in the twenties.



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BSA M23 Empire Star 500cc (replica)

Appears in Episode 1

The motorcycle was built as an exact replica of the M23 ridden at Brooklands by Wal Handley on 30 June 1937, lapping at an average of 102mph earning him the coveted Brooklands Gold Star. 

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Roe I Biplane (replica)

Appears in Episode 1

This full size replica (BAPC 187) was built to flyable standards in 1986-88 by a team of volunteers. It is a replica of A V Roe's 1907 Roe Biplane which attempted the first flight from the Brooklands track.


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Hawker Harrier GR.1

Appears in Episode 2

The Harrier was the first successful V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) fighter. It won the prize for the fastest crossing from London to New York in the 1969 Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race by taking off from a disused coal yard near St Pancras Station and landing on a pier on the River Hudson. Squadron Leader Tom Lecky-Thompson made the crossing in 6 hours, 11 minutes and 57 seconds


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Appears in Episode 2 & 5

Commissioned by the Brooklands driver John Cobb to break land speed records and the ultimate Brooklands Lap record.



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Norton TT Model 18

Appears in Episode 4

This record-breaking motorcycle was specially assembled by the Norton works team for the Brooklands motorcycle Grands Prix.



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Airfield Range Rover Fire Tender

Appears in Episode 5

Only six of these vehicles were built for use by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. This example was built in 1976 to be used at Dunsfold Aerodrome.




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Brough Superior Works Scrapper

Appears in Episode 5

This motorcycle, built by Freddie Dixon and the Brough Superior Works, achieved the ‘World’s Fastest’ title in 1929.




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Bentley 4 ½ litre 'Le Mans'

Appears in Episode 7

This Bentley was first raced at Brooklands in 1929 by Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin in the first JCC Double Twelve Hour Race.





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Vickers Vanguard 953C

Appears in Episode 9

The Vanguard was a private venture airliner built to a British European Airways (BEA) specification for high-density medium range routes. Powered by new Rolls-Royce Tyne turboprop engines, the prototype was first flown by Jock Bryce and Brian Trubshaw from Brooklands in 1959. 



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BOAC Bedford CA Crew Bus

Appears in Episode 10

This Bedford CA van was used in many guises by both BEA and BOAC and was donated to the museum by British Airways Clubs in August 2006.




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BAC Aerospatiale Concorde

Appears in Episode 10

One of the most iconic aircraft ever built, Concorde G-BBDG or 'Delta Golf' was the first British production Concorde.




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Bugatti Baby 'II'

Appears in Episode 10

In celebration of Bugatti’s 110th anniversary, The Little Car Company and Bugatti developed the Bugatti Baby II, a modern tribute to Ettore Bugatti's masterpiece the Bugatti Baby, a gift to his youngest son Roland.



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