50 Years of Brooklands – William Boddy, “L’Anciene” and E. Colston Shepherd

50 Years of Brooklands¬† by W.Boddy, “L’Anciene” and E. Colston Shepherd. Published By William Heinemann 1956 First Edition No Slip Cover , Red Hardcover 160 pages, indexed B/W illustrations in Very Good Condition, Slight loosening at Binding, Visible in Photos.

This is a History of the Brooklands circuit, written by the W.H.Boddy of MotorSport Magazine. Brooklands was a motor racing circuit and aerodrome located in Weybridge, Surrey, England. It was the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit as well as one of Britain’s first airfields.

The track opened in 1907 and it quickly became the center for British motor racing, hosting some of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar. The track was constructed with steep banking, which allowed drivers to take corners at high speeds. The oval-based circuit also had two straights, one longer than the other.

During World War I, the track was turned into an aircraft factory, producing planes for the war effort. After the war, Brooklands returned to racing, and it continued to host major events until World War II, when it was again requisitioned by the government.  

Brooklands is now owned and operated by the Brooklands Museum Trust, which has turned it into a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can see a collection of over 30 historic aircraft and other vehicles, as well as learn about the history of motor racing and aviation. Guided tours of the track and its famous banking are also available.



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