Brooklands was the world's first purpose built oval speedway course. And it wasn't
a normal one. It was a simply ENORMOUS one. It was to be a gigantic road course.
but then the builder changed his mind. He wanted an oval speedway course because
he went to see a major race in Europe. and there was no british cars or drivers.
And that made him disappointed. And on motorways top speed was only 20 mph. So he
designed a track. It had two enormous bankings at 30 ft high. two long straights
at 100 ft wide. an additional 'Finishing Straight' and two bridges. The first bridge
was the Members' Bridge. where people could watch drivers zoom down Members' Straight.
But under Members' Banking. there was a tunnel. It was called the Entrance Tunnel.
a tunnel where cars got onto the track. Drivers also used Members' Bridge to drive
over but people needed to clear the decks otherwise they would die. In 1909 a hill
called Test Hill was built for acceleration and braking tests. But road tracks were
built as well. The grand prix was built in 1923. the Mountain Circuit was built in
1930 and the Malcolm Campbell Circuit was built in 1937. The Napier Railton was Brooklands'
fastest car. And in 1939. Brooklands sold the amazing race track to Vickers Armstrongs.
and in 1940. Vickers marked the death of Brooklands. You can still have a ride in
vintage cars round the remains. But Mercedes-Benz. a German sports car maker. have
brought some of the land and are planning on putting Brooklands back to normal. You
can also join the campaign to join Mercedes-Benz on the way to save Brooklands.
>>Enter the campaign<< If you enter then Brooklands will be more packed fun then ever. The 1907 Banked Oval Speedway will return to the original state. The Second Bridge will be rebuilt and restored. thanks to Mercedes-Benz. The dead end at the end of Members' Bridge will be gone. Instead there will be a ramp. The Wellington Hangar which was placed on the second part of the Finishing Straight will be removed and placed with the other aeroplanes so that cars don't need to go through the Hangar and wreck it up. The Entrance Tunnel will be re-opened and will be completely restored. The derelict buildings up the top of Test Hill that originally housed the Members Hill Restaurant will turn back into a restaurant. The grandstands will be put up again. The 1930 Press Hut needs to have the news of the race winners. Dressing rooms will be put up in the Clubhouse and the posters need to be put up. A theme park will be built by the avaition site like Japan's Suzuka Circuit has a theme park. No more artwork at all. EVERYTHING FROM BROOKLANDS MOTOR TRACK IS COMING BACK. THE 1907 TRACK MAY HAVE DIED YEARS AGO BUT IT'S COMING BACK.