The first batch of a slew of snaps from a recent visit to the Brooklands Museum. A wonderful day out and thoroughly recommended.
It's been a long time since I was last at the Museum so a pleasure to see that it is flourishing. The Museum is nowadays surrounded by a vast industrial estate and the neighbouring 'Mercedes Benz World' but it's good to see that within its boundaries the Museum is going from strength to strength with an enthusiastic band of volunteers and staff and many new exhibits since my last visit (I think some twenty years ago...)
The pictures start of with some of the bicycle collection. Though Brooklands is most associated with thunderous racing cars and motorcycles it was also a thriving venue for bicycle sport as well as, of course, a pioneering aviation site in Britain.
I used my British Motorcycle Charitable Trust card to gain free entry, membership highly recommended! I made sure though to help the Brooklands coffers by eating a hearty meal in their excellent restaurant!
|1901 BSA fittings path racer.|
|Monitor Supercam front brake on a 1935|
|The 1935 Saxon from slightly further afield.|
|That's a late 1880s Quadrant hub centre steered|
cycle nesting in the corner.
|The Museum is unexpectedly home to|
a large and impressive collection of
|A lovely pair of Raleigh x frames. To the left a 1901|
Model 20a Superbe Featherweight and on the right
a 1925 Model Superbe X ladies.
|1905 x frame tandem in the Raleigh collection.|
|Wonderful 3d Raleigh advertising sign.|
|Above mentioned sign in the third dimension.|
|A 1950 'P Ellis & Co' Champion Model|
R. Part of the Cyclists Touring Club collection.
|Conloy steel front brake on the P Ellis.|
|In the GP hall a Delage 15-S-8, Bugatti Type 37 and|
the Halford Special.