A tasty se­lec­tion of mo­tors at­tended an­other filled breakfast meet.

Early birds tuck in to a di­verse se­lec­tion of tasty clas­sics at Brook­lands meet

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Whether you like your clas­sics vin­tage, mod­ern or just plain men­ac­ing, there was plenty to make it worth get­ting up early for a Brook­lands’ breakfast.

An es­ti­mated 215 ve­hi­cles at­tended the May event, but a def­i­nite star of the show was the rather fear­some look­ing 8.0-litre Ford-pow­ered mon­ster replica of the au­to­mo­tive star of 1977 hor­ror movie The Car. Based on a Lincoln Con­ti­nen­tal chas­sis and auc­tioned by Bon­hams some years ago, the car looked as if it could pounce and eat vis­i­tors for breakfast at any mo­ment. It def­i­nitely wasn’t a clas­sic you’d want to meet on a dark night.

A lit­tle less threat­en­ing were the many pre-war cars present, while in con­trast, other dis­plays fea­tured mod­ern clas­sics. Wat­ford & Dis­trict Clas­sic Car Club and the MGF Reg­is­ter were among the or­gan­i­sa­tions show­ing off mem­bers’ ve­hi­cles. There was also the chance to tackle the steep in­cline of the Brook­lands Test Hill, which was at­tempted, with vary­ing lev­els of per­for­mance, by ma­chines rang­ing from a Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal through a Mus­tang to a DAF. Nick Larkin

www.brook­landsmu­seum.com ‘It’s re­ally one of few 1960s clas­sics you can just about use ev­ery day,’ says James Har­ris of his 1966 Rover 2000. As­sorted en­gine up­grades and MX-5 seats are among the re­fine­ments Mark Bul­ford has done to his 1967 Tri­umph TR4A.

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