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Main meeting point for all mini convoys to meet at before going into Brooklands.
Cobham services post code KT11 3JS and meet times of 9 to 9.30 on main page of Brooklands thread so everyone coming from NORTH / EAST / SOUTH & WEST is aware! we will then have a large number to roll up to Brooklands about 20 mins away from Cobham Services.


VR6Pete from VR6oc.com has arranged a meet at Brooklands.

All the details are below.

If anyone is interested in going please put your name in this thread.

Location: Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0SL

When: 26th October 2013

Costs:

Adult £10.00
Senior Citizen/Student £9.00
Children (5-16) £5.50
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £27.00

The VR6 Owners Club have organised a day to the historic home of motorsport, Brooklands to celebrate our 10th year anniversary!

BROOKLANDS - the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.

The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.

Brooklands Museum Trust is an independent charitable trust whose aims are to preserve and interpret the heritage of Brooklands and to use that heritage to inspire and educate future generations.

There will be an opportunity to park your VR6 / R32 on the famous banked track of the Brooklands circuit for a great photo opportunity at an additional cost of £10 per car.



NOTE: This is subject to weather conditions and if it is raining then unfortunately the circuit will not be open for us use.

Activities

VR6OC Show & Shine

We will be running a Show and Shine Event on the day of the event with trophies up for grabs in the following categories**;

* Best Standard Vehicle
* Best Modified Vehicle
* Best Wheels
* Best Interior
* Best Engine Bay

** more to be added

Concorde Experience

The 30 minute visit on board Concorde includes an exhibition in the rear cabin about how the aircraft was built and its connection with Brooklands. After passing through a display of Concorde interiors through the decades, take your seat in the front cabin for a virtual flight, piloted by Captain Mike Bannister. The flight deck may be photographed before you leave the aircraft.

Boarding passes for timed flights are available at the following prices:

Adults - £4
Children aged 5-16 - £2

London Bus Museum

The London Bus Preservation Trust is a Charitable Trust dedicated to preserving and restoring its collection of historic London buses and its new home in Cobham Hall at Brooklands Museum opened on the 1st August 2011.

The London Bus Museum houses a remarkable collection of around 35 buses and coaches, the largest collection of working historic London buses in the world. About two thirds are owned by the Trust and the remainder by individual members. Some buses have been fully restored and have won many awards, while others will be restored in the restoration workshops in the new building.

The vehicles are all of London origin and date from about 1875 to 1979 and are arranged in a timeline from the early horse bus to more modern buses similar to those on London's streets today. Items of street furniture and other artefacts and memorabilia related to bus operations in London are also on display, from uniforms to ticket machines, medals, signs and examples of works of art for which London Transport received many awards.

The new London Bus Museum is a must for enthusiasts and families alike and has been incorporated into the well-established Brooklands Education Programme. There will also be the opportunity to ride on vintage bus services at special events through the year.

There is no separate entry fee to see the London Bus Museum - follow brown signs to Brooklands Museum, which will lead to the main visitor car park at Mercedes-Benz World and once you have paid your entry fee at the Brooklands Shop & Ticket Office, you have access to all the Brooklands displays and aircraft (apart from Concorde, for which an additional charge is made for the Concorde Experience) together with the new Bus Museum, which is open seven days a week (apart from a few days at Christmas).

See the London Bus Museum website at [-link-] for more information.

Catering

The Sunbeam Tearooms will be open on the day of your event at 1000 hours. Hot lunches are served from 12 noon until 1400 hours. Barbecues are NOT permitted on the Museum Site.



Where To Stay

Due to distances, some people may wish to stay the night before / after the event, or turn it into a full weekend break, there are number of local hotels, you can stay, Click here to view list of hotels.

How to Get Here

The Museum is between Weybridge and Byfleet, just a few minutes from Junction 10 of the M25 and the A3 London-Portsmouth trunk road. Leave the A3 at the Painshill junction and follow the A245 towards Byfleet - look out for the brown 'Brooklands Museum' signs. The main visitor entrance is reached via Brooklands Drive and Mercedes-Benz World. The postcode for satnavs is KT13 0SL and it is Entrance 1 on the map below.

PLEASE USE THE CAMPBELL ENTRANCE OFF BROOKLANDS ROAD

Register For Event

You can register for this event using our event registration system. Please click here to register for the event.
 

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That's my birthday so i think i can say yes!
 

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Hi Everyone, apologies for the very belated response in getting to this thread


Had a great weekend at VW Action, and now the time is getting closer for this event

KleenFreaks and TTOC are also coming along, so will be a good day, if you have never been to brook lands then its highly recommended, the smell of motorsport still lingers in the air from the bygone era of motorsport there.

If you would like to come, just let us know either in this thread or over on vr6oc.com


I hope you guys are up for a little friendly inter-club competition pitching off R32's against some of our old rattily 12V VR6's
 

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I'll be in New York but you already knew hat pete otherwise I'd of been there no doubt
 

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Cheempeej said:
You coming?
Is really like to, always fancied going to brooklands but my car will be minus either engine, clutch or gearbox possibly a combo of all three.

Might blag a lift if I know someone nearby going
 

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This is not too far from me, Really interested in heading down. Would it be ok if a friend came in another marque of car (bmw)
 

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