Day trip to Brooklands Motor Museum, August 2016

An excellent day out in a thoroughly absorbing location. Brooklands calls itself a museum but a less passive museum it would be hard to find. Forty of us took the coach and we were met by a most engaging lady who gave us an initial talk about the history of this, the oldest racing circuit in the world, then allowed us free range of the huge site. You can be as objective or involved as you like but either way it is colourful and exciting.
Some of us took a ride in a powerful sports car, whizzing up a ramp and onto the vast banking; some took a ride round Le Mans with Mike Hawthorn; some flew with the Red Arrows; in any case we all agreed that a single day was not enough.
It was a complete success. One of the group remarked that it was excellent value both for money and for the time spent.