Tuesday, 3 June 2008 12:00 AM
Anybody thinking of visiting the Brooklands Motoring Festival will be pleased to learn a large selection of classic cars will be on show over the two days.
Some of the most iconic vehicles of the past 100 years will go head-to-head in a Concours D'Elegance.
Mercedes-Benz World and Brooklands Museum will co-organise the two day event, taking place on the 28th and 29th of June. A wealth of entries have been received already from owners of both pre- and post-war thoroughbred cars looking to secure a trophy at the inaugural event.
The line-up will compete over the weekend in a variety of categories, including Mille Miglia/RAC rally class, post-war grand touring class and the post-war Spirit of Brooklands class.
Vehicles currently scheduled to appear include:
- Aston Martin DB4 GT4 Zagato
- Austin Healey "Frogeye" Sprites
- Lagonda M45 Rapide
- Post war Talbot-Lago
- Bentley R type Continental
- Alfa Romeo 6c1750
- Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle
- Sunbeam 3 litre twin cams
- Mercedes-Benz SSK
- Low Chassis Invicta
- Ferrari 250 lusso
- Jaguar XK120 lightweight
- Bizzarrini GT
Competitors will perform a series of driving tests and have their vehicles judged against the exacting criteria of a Concours D'Elegance by a select panel of experts.
Points awarded for both concours and test performances will be added to give an overall score, ensuring that the overall winner will be the best combination of driver and vehicle.
Formula 1 stars Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen will drive the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car at intervals over the weekend. Sir Stirling Moss will also be in attendance and is expected to please the crowds by returning to the tracks in a historic competition car.
Tickets are available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance of the event. To book tickets or for further information call 0844 8472421 or visit www.brooklandsfestival.com. Prices start from £25 for adults, £10 for children or £60 for a family ticket (two adults, three children).