Virtually Brooklands, the results

Although the Brooklands Museum remains closed until August, over the weekend of July 4 and 5 the museum’s motorcycle team held two virtual motorcycle days in place of their annual motorcycle show.

The event, which was shown on the Brooklands Members TV YouTube Channel, consisted of more than nine hours of motorcycle events and talks hosted by ex-racer and commentator Steve Parrish, while there was also a virtual concours d’elegance where owners could enter their machines via social media.

Road Bike class, 1980-onwards, Andy Fairma’s 2005 Royal Enfield Bullet 350.
Road Bike class, 1960-1979, Stuart Baker’s 1973 Honda CB350.

A total of 41 bikes were entered in the Road Bike class, varying in style and age from a 1928 Matchless Model V to a 2018 Triumph Thruxton R, while nine bikes were entered into the Competition Bike class ranging from a 1918 Dart-JAP to a 2016 Wadkin-Snaith Brooklands Replica.

The high standard presented the judges with a challenge and the museum team look forward to welcoming the winners to the museum when it reopens.

Road Bike class, 1940-1959, Phil Hallam’s 1946 Norton Prototype 500 Twin.
Road Bike class, 1939 and earlier, 1928 Matchless Model V by @ ton_up_lad2001 (Instagram)

The event was in aid of the #LoveBrooklands appeal which is being run by the museum to help manage the collection during closure due to coronavirus measures.


Please visit for details about reopening, and remember that the highlights of the Virtual Motorcycle Show are still available on the Brooklands Members TV YouTube Channel at

Competition Bike class, the Flying JAP board racer owned by Mark Oxley.

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