British Motor Museums

16th January 2016

At Brooklands Museum on January 1st over 7,000 people visited during the day from far and wide with more than 1,500 classic vehicles making the annual pilgrimage to the historic setting in Weybridge, Surrey to see in the New Year. Among the highlights were heavy commercials like the ‘cabover’ Chevrolet truck in a striking art deco style. Cars included a 2.5 litre Riley drophead, and a very original Fiat 131 rally car. Oddities ranged from a Citroen AMI6 with period Airstream-style caravan in tow, a pre-War Renault and an AEC WWI-era truck in combat finish. Fords were out in force with Cortinas, Capris, Anglias, Populars and Escorts. Americana stretched from early pick-ups and Edwardians to Dodges and Buicks, a black and white Plymouth police car, Pontiac 500 and several Chevrolet trucks. Cars had to park ‘herringbone’ style three deep on the historic Banking to accommodate the flood of vehicles which also included a large contingent of motorcycles. Visitors also filled all the exhibition areas to see the Museum’s own collections of classic racing cars, aircraft and motorcycles. The 4D Theatre and Concorde ran their respective virtual experiences and the café and barbeque outlets just about kept up with the demand for hot food and drinks.

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