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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2619
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Saturday, 05 August, 2017 - 08:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The video included on this link will interest those with an interest in historic motor racing - it was taken in June 2017 using a professional drone and is in 4K UHD.

The image quality is excellent and the progression of the drone around the circuit allows plenty of time to view the detail and imagine what driving on the track would have been like. The use of relatively small concrete slabs and the consequent differences in track height at the joints would have tested the race car suspensions and the drivers' skills and endurance.

The promo at the end for the producer's YouTube archive has a lot of interesting subjects for future viewing...............

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/01/brooklands-racing-circuit-declared-at-risk-preservation-plan-in-the-works/?refer=news#comments-block

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Mark Luft
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Username: bentleyman1993

Post Number: 92
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017 - 01:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

WOW!! Excellent video. I had heard Brooklands was in sad shape, but I had no idea how much is still there. Thanks David for posting this.

Mark
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2625
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017 - 07:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The sight and sound of a pre-WW2 Bentley at "full song" on the banking would have been awesome.

However the driver's kidneys and any teeth fillings would have taken a pounding from the track irregularities - the billiard-smooth tracks of today were destined to take a long time to be become available.
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David Gore
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Post Number: 2626
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017 - 08:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The following links give an idea of what experiences were available for the brave and fearless drivers who raced at Brooklands. The pit stop sequence in the video is an interesting comparison to today's split second pit stops. Despite the limitations of 1930's sound recording, the classic sound of the cars is evident:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/classic/bentleys-racing-heritage/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlDI9PETHUw

A good collection of photos from Brooklands, Monza and other banked tracks is on the following link:

https://au.pinterest.com/pin/276619602082665115/

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