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De Dion Motor Tricycle Races, Brooklands 29-11-2017
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Date: 29-11-2017

De Dion Motor Tricycle Races, Brooklands

Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, KT13 0SL (Satnav postcode for the car park)

10AM - 4PM

Usual Museum admission charges apply.

Not Austin Seven related (other than a chance to check out the ones in the museum), but this sounds too good not to post for anyone who may be interested. Description below is lifted from the Brooklands Museum Website...


Quote:On this day in 1897, the very first British motor races took place when the Motor Car Club, as a first anniversary celebration of their Emancipation Run from London to Brighton, organised a series of races for the De Dion Bouton motor tricycles on the quarter mile oval cycle track at Sheen House, Richmond Park.

The 120th Anniversary commemorations of the first of all British motor races will see at least a dozen Trikes on track in a series of races, from one mile sprints, to the finale which will be the Club's Five Mile Championship race on the Finishing Straight. Furthermore, they will be presented exactly as those first motor races, on a quarter mile oval circuit.
The format of the day will be as in 1897 - practice and fettling in the morning, lunch in the Clubhouse, (with a short talk of how racing started in Britain), followed by the race programme. Come rain or shine, the pioneers will be celebrated in style.

Timetable:
10:00 Museum opens
10:30 Riders’ Signing on and Briefing 
11:00-12:00 Practice 
12:30 Talk & Lunch in the Napier Room (£15 for shepherds pie & vegetables or vegetarian option + fruit crumble + custard) 
14:00 Races, including the De Dion Bouton 5mile Championship 
15:30 Awards Ceremony


And to whet your appetites a video from youtube of one of their previous 'Meetings', at Dunsfold in 2014...



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