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Little Classics News: 1 March 2015

Brooklands Expecting Over 200 Classics at Morris and Austin Day

Morris and Austin Day at Brooklands banking

Now in its 22nd year, the Morris and Austin Day at Brooklands, is an opportunity for visitors to see what are, arguably, some of the most iconic and best-loved classic cars ever to grace the roads of Great Britain. The historic site at Brooklands Museum will be put to full use as all types of Morris and Austin vehicles attempt to ascend the famous Test Hill, take part in a cavalcade on the Mercedes-Benz World track and gather for a mass photo opportunity on the Members’ Banking.

The Museum expects well over 200 classic cars to turn up to this spectacular day, which sees classic Morris and Austin cars and commercial vehicles congregating in and around the Paddock in front of the 1907 Clubhouse. As well as many individuals proudly displaying their cars, there will be Club displays, so this is a great opportunity to meet and chat to like-minded classic car owners and enthusiasts.

Austin Healey

All drivers and passengers arriving in Morris or Austin vehicles at the Campbell Entrance off Brooklands Road (the B374) will receive a discount of £1 off the usual entry prices. Parking for visitors in non-Morris or Austin vehicles will be in The Heights off Wellington Way, with normal Museum admission prices applying.

Some of the cars expected:

MORRIS: Bullnose, Eight, Ten & other pre-war saloons; 10 Tourer; war-time Morris military vehicles; Morris Commercials - including pre-war examples; Morris Marina; Morris Mini; Morris Minor 1000 Convertibles/Light Commercial Vehicles/saloons/Travellers; Morris Isis & Oxford; Morris 1100; Morris ‘J’ Type, LC/LD & other post-war Morris commercials; Mini Mokes.

AUSTIN: Seven, Ten & other pre-war saloons; Austin A30/A35 saloons & vans; Austin A40; Austin A50/A55/A60 saloons & Light Commercials; Austin Healey; Austin Mini – all types, including Mini Cooper; Austin 1100; Austin Princess; Austin 101, LC/LD & other post-war Austin commercials.

Austin

The programme for the day is as follows:

  • 10.00 Gates open to the public
  • 13.00-13.45 Cavalcade on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit
  • 14.00 Mass gathering for photographs on the Members' Banking
  • 15.30 Test Hill Demonstrations
  • 17.00 Museum closes

As on every event day at Brooklands, the Motoring Village, Aircraft Park, London Bus Museum, Sunbeam Café and Museum Shop will all be open. And, for a small supplement, visitors can experience supersonic travel by booking a ticket for the Concorde Experience or strap themselves in for the ‘ride’ of their life in the 4D Theatre as the Napier-Railton Race Experience takes them round the original race track at over 100mph.

Usual Museum admission prices apply for this event: Adults £11, Seniors £10, Children (5-16 yrs) £6, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30.



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