Product Ref: DVD4002
Brooklands The Birthplace of British Motorsport
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For 32 action-packed years, from 1907-1939, Brooklands Motor Circuit was the undisputed focus of British motorsport.
Brooklands, the World’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, where the World’s Land Speed record was smashed no fewer than three times, a 100 miles was covered in one hour for the first time, the inaugural British Grand Prix was run, and whose slogan was ‘The Right Crowd and No Crowding’, attracted thousands of motor racing fans and casual spectators alike. Brooklands became as much a part of the English social scene as Ascot, Henley or Derby Day at Epsom.
At a time when the national speed limit was 20 mph, Brooklands’ spectacular bankings were scientifically designed to accommodate 120!
By the end of the story of Brooklands racing, John Cobb’s Outer Circuit lap record stood at a staggering 143.44 mph.
This film tells the exciting story of the Brooklands Motor Circuit’s three golden decades through a mouth-watering selection of rare and evocative archive film.
100 Miles in One Hour - 1913 Percy Lambert's record run. Rare silent newsreel of this world first for Brooklands.
Napier-Railton Rare silent home movie of the building and record runs of John Cobb's Outer Circuit record holding car. Perhaps the most famous of Brooklands cars.
Total running time 65 minutes approximately.