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BROOKLANDS MUSEUM GRAND PRIX

Brooklands Museum hosted a line-up of Grand Prix cars covering more than a century of competition this weekend to mark the 90th anniversary of the first British Grand Prix, which took place at the famous banked circuit on August 7, 1926.

This year's Brooklands Reunion featured a huge display of pre-war cars and motorcycles and a two-hour session of demonstrations on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit adjacent to the Brooklands Museum.

In fact, Brooklands staged the first two British Grands Prix, the follow-up event taking place in 1927: these were the only World Championship Grands Prix held in the UK before the Second World War, although three non-Championship Donington Grands Prix were held at the Derbyshire circuit in the late Thirties, at which the technologically superior Silver Arrows of Auto Union and Mercedes were in another league.
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