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    Secrets of the Transport Museum

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

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Alvis Front Wheel Drive

Appears in Episode 3

Originally owned by Commander J.B. Rooper. This car was raced at Brooklands, including in the 1931 Double Twelve Hour race.

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BAC Aerospatiale Concorde

Appears in Episode 2 & 6

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

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Bentley 4 ½ litre 'Le Mans'

Appears in Episode 8

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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Cotton-Earl JAP 498cc

Appears in Episode 1

This motorcycle was built by Ex Brooklands Racer Doug Earle in the 1990s as a replica of a 1930s Outer Circuit racer.

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Delahaye 135 S

Appears in Episode 7

This car dates back to 1936 and raced in the 1926 British Donnington Grand Prix and 1937 Pau Grand Prix.

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Freddy Clarke Triumph T80

Appears in Episode 4

This motorcycle is a faithful recreation of the 350cc T80 motorcycle built and raced at Brooklands by Freddy Clarke.

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Hawker Siddeley Harrier

Appears in Episode 1

This aircraft was the first two-seater trainer and was retained as a demonstration aircraft by Hawker to tour the world.

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The Higgins Bicycle

Appears in Episode 9

This bicycle was purchased at the 1935 Earls Court Cycle Show and was raced at Brooklands several times.

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Hillman Aero Minx

Appears in Episode 4

Working to a design by Freddie March of Goodwood House in 1933, the Streamliner was used to compete in trials at Brooklands.

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Martinsyde-Newman 680cc

 

Appears in Episode 2

This motorcycle is an example of Martinsyde’s first model, the only models to carry the Martinsyde-Newman name.

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow

Appears in Episode 4

In ABB FIA Formula E, single-seater electrically powered cars, combine the spirit of competition and innovation.

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Merryweather Fire Tender

 

Appears in Episode 6 & 8

Built in circa 1940 by Merryweather Ltd in Greenwich, it was first registered to Short Brothers Ltd in Rochester.

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Morris Eight Saloon

Appears in Episode 8

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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Napier-Railton

Appears in Episode 5 & 9

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

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Railton Terraplane

Appears in Episode 1

Custom built for motorcycle record breaker Eric Fernihough, who used it as a run about and to transport his bikes to Brooklands.

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Siddeley tourer 'Daisy'

Appears in Episode 1

Daisy was first owned by Ethel Locke King and it is claimed Daisy was the first car to ever drive around the Track.

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Vickers Vimy Replica

Appears in Episode 7

This modern reproduction was used to re-enact the three long-distance flights of 1919-20 made in the Vickers Vimy.

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Wellington Bomber

Appears in Episode 5

The only known surviving Brooklands-built Wellington, the Brooklands Wellington was recovered from Loch Ness.

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White Sports Monoplane

Appears in Episode 9

The ‘Sports’ monoplane was White’s second design and followed the basic layout of monoplane design.

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Zenith JAP 350cc

Appears in Episode 10

This bike was first owned by James Carter who regularly raced cars at Brooklands and worked at the nearby Lagonda factory.

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