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Porsche the predominant marque at Supercar Sunday at the Brooklands Museum complex


Benetton-Cosworth F1

Benetton-Cosworth F1

 

Supercar Sunday, Brooklands, 16 July, 2017

The annual Supercar Sunday organised by Ginger Beer Promotions took place at the Brooklands Museum complex on Sunday 16 July.  An overcast start to the day didnĺt prove to be a deterrent to a good turnout, with a wide variety of cars arriving during the morning, and the day turned out to be quite hot and sultry.

They included a large number of Porsches, which seemed to the predominant marque, closely followed by modern Ferraris, plus a selection of Aston Martins and Maseratis, including a Mistral, together with quite a number of Nissan GT-Rs. There were also a number of other interesting cars in attendance, like an Alfa Romeo 8C, Lamborghinis in the forms of Urraco Silhouette, Countach, Gallardo and Aventador, a McLaren MP4-12C and a 650S Spider, a trio of different TVRs, A Ford GT, and a BMW i8. If quirky is your thing, then how about a Mansory personalised Bentley Continental GT, badged GT Race, or a Jaguar dressed up to look like a Ferrari 550 race car, complete with a Red Bull livery, but the latter begs the question ľ Why? There were also a trio of monopostos, featuring a Formula Renault, a DAMS F3000 and a Benetton-Cosworth F1 car, the latter being the star of the show when it was let free on the test track to let everybody enjoy the aural delights of a F1 engine of old! It was also started up in the afternoon, so that those that missed it on track could sample its symphonic scream.

The day followed the well established popular format of laps of the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World test track prior to the lunch break, and runs up the test hill in the afternoon. Apart from the event going on, the museum complex itself, although currently undergoing a major rebuilding programme, offers a wide variety displays, both automobile and aeronautic, to entertain and educate visitors. Thus a few images of the museum displays have been included to broaden the flavour of the day. Opening times and further visitor information can be found at www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Keith Bluemel         
08/2017