Festival of Speed to Celebrate 110 Years of Brooklands

Goodwood-festival-of-speed-LogoAmong the many anniversaries, milestones and celebrations at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, will be a commemoration of 110 years since the world’s first purpose-built paved racetrack was opened at Brooklands in Weybridge.

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The circuit, brainchild of local enthusiast and entrepreneur Hugh Locke King and his wife Ethel, was constructed in record time during the second half of 1906 and early 1907 and would soon host an eclectic mix of club races, speed-record attempts and international events, including two British Grands Prix in 1926 and 1927, until the Second World War forced its closure in 1939.Plan01

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