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
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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