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"Drive It" Day 2007
Club Car wins prize at the Fantastic Brooklands Event
Part of the Line-
April 22nd was "Drive It Day" so no doubt many of you would have had your Standards out to show them to the appreciative public. Amongst other events, for which I welcome reports, the Club supported the STAB, Standard Triumph at Brooklands event, organised by the Triumph Sports Six Club on behalf of the Standard-
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The 1934 10 arrives at Brooklands, parkes next to an SLO4
So it was an early start for Lynda and I, who decided to take the 1934 10 saloon. The most direct route is via the M25, but that is a pretty frightening venture even at 8am on a Sunday morning in a 73 year old, so we opted for what we thought would be an easier option.
Our route from St. Albans took us into London on the old A5 Watling St. as far as the North Circular Road, then around to Kew Bridge, all fairly quiet at that time. Then on urban A roads through Richmond, Kingston on Thames, Walton on Thames and via Weybridge to the Brooklands venue. For thought that an hour and 50 minutes for that journey was a good achievement and we were only caught out by two "raised" zebra crossings that we hit before
we were aware of what they were. These obstructions have no place on A roads I hope you agree. Someone should start a petition against them, as was done for the Road Pricing campaign!
As last year, all Standards were given pride of place in the enclosure immediately outside the old Clubhouse -
The Standard Model G outside the Clubhouse
Two good looking Vanguards were able to park next to each other with Ian Leggett arriving from deepest Suffolk. Must mention Mark Denton in the other. Bravest of all was Paul Newsome who managed a 200 mile round trip from Rugby in the 1924 Charlecote. A Vignale Vanguard, Standard 8 and a Swallow Dorretti completed our diverse display.
John Boreham's Flying 9
Vanguard I and II
Phase III and Standard 10
Those of you who havn't been able to visit Brooklands yet really should try to do so. The Concorde has now been completely reassembled and painted in BA period livery. It has been joined by its half-
Above: Pennant, 1935 Standard 10 and a Triumph tackles the Brooklands Test Hill
Below: The Model S Rhyl won Best Prewar Car
Blessed with excellent weather all day, this was a most enjoyable event. Unfortunately almost everyone's homeward journey would have been more fraught, if our experience is anything to go by -
This will be the last S-
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