The Brooklands Double Twelve - Motoring Festival - is back with Brooklands Museum as the official organisers for 2010.
The event was first run in 2008 and enjoyed huge attendances to see 120 competing cars taking part in a unique competition, as well as high-speed demonstrations on the Mercedes-Benz World handling circuits to make a truly unique event.
This year the action on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit will be provided by over 100 Pre-war cars taking part in a full competitive sprint, the Brooklands Speed Trials, on Saturday 5th June. In addition, 144 cars (12 in each of 12 classes) will be invited to compete in the combined Double Twelve Driving Tests and Concours competition in and around the Museum site on both Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June
The Double Twelve borrows its name from the meetings organised by the Junior Car Club (JCC) at Brooklands from 1929, but takes its inspiration from rallies organised by the JCC and the Royal Automobile Club in the late 1930s in which the elegance of the competing car was as important as the skill shown by the drivers in tricky manoeuvres. Its return will be well received by motor sport enthusiasts and will undoubtedly be a highlight of the British historic motor sports events calendar.
In addition, we will be welcoming a wide spectrum of one-make clubs on the Sunday to complement the celebratory atmosphere, each of which will put on their own stunning displays of cars. There will be plenty of action going on throughout the weekend, including Test Hill activities, a Trade Village and family entertainment.
The Vintage Sports-Car Club, providers of motor sport events since 1934, have been appointed as official organisers of the competitive elements. The VSCC and Brooklands Museum have enjoyed a long friendship, thanks to a common interest in Pre-war machinery.