Celebrating the venue’s involvement during the 1914-18 conflict, Martin Gegg heads to the Brooklands Museum for their Great War Day
The Brooklands Museum held a special centenary event on September 30, commemorating those with Brooklands connections that supported the war effort during the First World War.
Visitors were treated to a selection of aircraft and motor vehicles from the period including the museum’s Vickers Vimy which entertained the crowds with two engine runs.
Re-enactors in period uniform set up camp outside the clubhouse, and posed for photos on the 1916 Matchless gun carrier on loan from the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust.
Sixteen period bikes attended including the museum’s 1910 Kerry Abingdon, two Clynos, a Rover, a James, as well as several Triumphs and Douglas motorcycles representing the two most favoured marques of the British Army throughout the war.
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