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Before World War II, Brooklands was the most famous motor racing venue in the world, attracting large and glamorous crowds to its banked circuit to watch races being won and records being broken. Also an important centre for aviation, Brooklands saw the first flight of a British pilot in a British aircraft. With the outbreak of war in 1939, motor racing would stop, never to resume again, and the site became an important centre for aviation manufacturers, producing in its history both the Wellington bomber and the Concorde. Discover the history of this unique sporting site, from its heyday as a motoring treasure to its wartime service in aviation production. Nicholas Lancaster conjures up the atmosphere of pre-war race meetings and early British flying achievements in this nostalgic look at the birthplace of British motor sport and aviation.
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About the Author

Nicholas Lancaster bought his first copy of 'Motor Sport' in October 1965 and soon became fascinated with the Brooklands story. A member of the Brooklands Society, he is well acquainted with the Surrey track and recently wrote a series of articles on Giulio Ramponi, a successful Brooklands competitor, for 'Veloce Today'. He lives in Somerset, surrounded by an extensive library. The author lives in Somerset, England.

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"As a member of the Brooklands Society, Lancaster knows his subject well. Even if you already have all the other Brooklands books we have reviewed, you will find new visuals in this one, which only goes to show what care the publisher takes to give these tiny books real value... if you still don't know Shire Books, you don't know what you're missing. These small books pack a wallop of information into their few pages!" -"Rolls Royce Owners' Club, Inc "(December 2009) As a member of the Brooklands Society, Lancaster knows his subject well. Even if you already have all the other Brooklands books we have reviewed, you will find new visuals in this one, which only goes to show what care the publisher takes to give these tiny books real value... if you still don't know Shire Books, you don't know what you're missing. These small books pack a wallop of information into their few pages! "Rolls Royce Owners' Club, Inc (December 2009)"" "As a member of the Brooklands Society, Lancaster knows his subject well. Even if you already have all the other Brooklands books we have reviewed, you will find new visuals in this one, which only goes to show what care the publisher takes to give these tiny books real value... if you still don't know Shire Books, you don't know what you're missing. These small books pack a wallop of information into their few pages!" --Rolls Royce Owners' Club, Inc (December 2009)

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