Brooklands new years day

Brooklands new years day

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A993LAD

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917 posts

170 months

Wednesday 25th December 2019
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Anybody done the brooklands new years day event?

Thought I might give it a try in the classic Porsche or vintage lagonda if the weather is any good

Never been before so any advice about the event gratefully received.

Do you have to book in advance?

TVR_Steve

2,617 posts

114 months

Wednesday 25th December 2019
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Last year was packed, sat in a traffic jam on-site for nearly an hour, just trying to get in. Staff did not cope with the volume of cars well.
However, lots of great cars and a good atmosphere there.

delta037

401 posts

122 months

Wednesday 25th December 2019
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Definitely worth the effort!

tonymor

1,125 posts

121 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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It's a great event. It does get very busy and takes a lot of running. Follow signage and check details on brooklands events website.

TVR_Steve

2,617 posts

114 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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As traffic jams go...

A993LAD

Original Poster:

917 posts

170 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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Blimey that's quite a queue. Not sure our vintage would handle all that stop start traffic very well.

Do you book in advance or pay on the day? Are the numbers limited? Website seems unclear on this.


Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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Pay on the day.

RichB

42,666 posts

233 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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A993LAD said:
Thought I might give it a try in the classic Porsche or vintage Lagonda ...
OOI what Lagonda do you have?

A993LAD

Original Poster:

917 posts

170 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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RichB said:
OOI what Lagonda do you have?
Its actually my wife's car. It's a 2 litre low chassis.

RichB

42,666 posts

233 months

Friday 27th December 2019
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A993LAD said:
RichB said:
OOI what Lagonda do you have?
Its actually my wife's car. It's a 2 litre low chassis.
Nice, I took mine to Brooklands for the Reunion (now called Brooklands Relived). It's a summer event with the chance for parade laps on Mercedes circuit, a few runs up the hill and race starts on the restored start line. It's especially for pre-war cars so no queues to get in.

The New Year's Day event is also good but probably preferable in a newer classic.

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A993LAD

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917 posts

170 months

Friday 27th December 2019
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Ok cheers will probably take 911 on NYD then and also do the Relived event in the Lagonda.

largelunchbox

463 posts

150 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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I have a classic and also a new corvette, would the corvette get in? Or is there an age limit?

Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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largelunchbox said:
I have a classic and also a new corvette, would the corvette get in? Or is there an age limit?
When I last went ,a couple of years ago they had opened up a separate entrance for sports and super cars ,entering

through the public car park at the Heights.

If it's the same you should be okay.

ETA......it confirms what I said on their website......entrance through The Heights before midday.


Edited by Pericoloso on Saturday 28th December 17:41

largelunchbox

463 posts

150 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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Pericoloso said:
When I last went ,a couple of years ago they had opened up a separate entrance for sports and super cars ,entering

through the public car park at the Heights.

If it's the same you should be okay.

ETA......it confirms what I said on their website......entrance through The Heights before midday.


Edited by Pericoloso on Saturday 28th December 17:41
Cheers

fatboy18

16,987 posts

160 months

Tuesday 31st December 2019
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I'm going to try and make it, I will be taking the 71 Mustang

KEITHOA

38 posts

49 months

Wednesday 1st January
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Well I made the trip in my 205 bit foggy on the way
But a good turn out well worth going
Some nice cars ,I took my humble 205gti I didn’t see any others regret which surprised me

largelunchbox

463 posts

150 months

Wednesday 1st January
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Any pics? I didn’t make it, too many gins last night

Sport_220

214 posts

123 months

Wednesday 1st January
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Wow what another great turn out, such a wide variety of vehicles, definitely something for everyone to look at and/or lust over whatever your taste smile

realjv

808 posts

115 months

Wednesday 1st January
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First time at the New Years Gathering. Very impressive turn out, I wasn't expecting to park right at the far end of The Heights from the museum just 45mins after gates opened! Great to see.


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Chicken dinner

1,591 posts

17 months

Wednesday 1st January
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It was a great turn out and a very eclectic mix of cars and bikes.