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Brooklands under constrfuction 1906
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bra
2017-05-13 06:07:33 UTC
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That's how they formed the banking ----

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John
2017-05-13 22:01:07 UTC
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That track was so awesome, hell all those old tracks put today to shame.
Sir Tim
2017-05-15 10:51:39 UTC
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Post by John
That track was so awesome, hell all those old tracks put today to shame.
It's very easy to glorify the past, especially a past one doesn't
actually remember!

I'm not old enough to remember Brooklands (although my elder brother
went there as a schoolboy) but I did go to Silverstone in the 1950s only
to stand around in the pouring rain watching a field mainly comprised of
"starting money specials" plodding around in a rather dull procession.
Very different from Barcelona 2017!

Of course heroic deeds *were* performed at Brooklands and the track
epitomised motor racing in the 1930s but it was actually incredibly
bumpy and dangerous - on one occasion drivers refused to race unless
something was done about the Byfleet banking. Most of the drivers were
wealthy amateurs and the high ticket prices ensured that Brooklands
maintained its self-proclaimed motto: "the right crowd and no crowding".
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Sir Tim

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bra
2017-05-15 15:49:51 UTC
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That track was so awesome, hell all those old tracks put today to shame.
Not like undignified scrambling over fences at some tracks!

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Sir Tim
2017-05-16 08:05:08 UTC
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Post by John
That track was so awesome, hell all those old tracks put today to shame.
Not like undignified scrambling over fences at some tracks!
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fa/c6/ed/fac6ed585b2e4c2bd6c8794a4f462f61.jpg
The River Wey ran through Brooklands track. Those non-paying spectators
were taking advantage of the public rights of navigation. Nice one!
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Sir Tim
Mark Jackson
2017-05-16 14:10:48 UTC
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Post by bra
Post by John
That track was so awesome, hell all those old tracks put today to shame.
Not like undignified scrambling over fences at some tracks!
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fa/c6/ed/fac6ed585b2e4c2bd6c8794a4f462f61.jpg
The River Wey ran through Brooklands track. Those non-paying
spectators were taking advantage of the public rights of navigation.
Nice one!
Thus avoiding both the cost of a ticket and the dress code.
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Sir Tim
2017-05-16 19:44:20 UTC
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Post by John
That track was so awesome, hell all those old tracks put today to shame.
Not like undignified scrambling over fences at some tracks!
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fa/c6/ed/fac6ed585b2e4c2bd6c8794a4f462f61.jpg
The River Wey ran through Brooklands track. Those non-paying
spectators were taking advantage of the public rights of navigation.
Nice one!
Thus avoiding both the cost of a ticket and the dress code.
:-)
The bridge in the picture is the Hennebique Bridge which carried the
Members Banking over the River Wey and was the cause of the notorious
Brooklands "bump" (there were loads of bumps but this was the biggest).
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Sir Tim
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