A tasty selection of motors attended another filled breakfast meet.
Early birds tuck in to a diverse selection of tasty classics at Brooklands meet
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.