Visit to Brooklands Museum and Mercedes World

Date – Thursday 19th June 2014.

The site of the birth of motorsport in the UK contains the remnants of the old and most impressive banked circuit which still can be traced for some of its length. You can try yourself to walk up this banking and imagine driving it. The Museum which is situated in the middle of the circuit displays a wide range of Brooklands related racing motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of British built aircraft including Concorde which has access at a small charge.

In addition you have access to the London Bus collection and Mercedes World. In the latter you’ll find yourself up close to an array of automotive icons past and present. From the Gullwing and Patent Motor Wagen to modern-day supercars such as the SLS AMG, there’s so much to discover, even an F1 exhibition as you have never seen before. And if this is not enough you can take yourself out on the Mercedes test track in one of their powerful cars or be a passenger (it does cost though!!).

There is a restaurant for lunch or snacks in the museum and there are good disabled facilities.

We will travel by coach from Cirencester Beeches Carpark leaving at about 8.15am and returning about 6.00pm. The coach fare will be £24 per person. There is a charge for entry to the museum which is £11.00 (gift aid) but if there are sufficient numbers I may be able to get a group discount and this would mean a prepayment to me.

Please send your cheques for the coach fare only, payable to ‘FCCC’ to Bunny Lees-Smith at

1 Follyfield, Hankerton, Malmesbury, SN16 9LA. You can ring me on 01666 577275 for more information or an update.

 

 

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