Organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, The Brooklands Double Twelve is one of the largest motorsport festivals in the country, and this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
The Double Twelve allows competitors to choose from three separate competitions held on the famous Brooklands site and the neighbouring circuit at Mercedes-Benz World:
- Saturday 18 June: The Double Twelve Speed Trials
- Sunday 19 June: The Double Twelve Driving Tests
- Both days: The Double Twelve Concours
For the very first time, each competition will have its own class and overall winners, and the concours will also feature a special ‘Anything Silver’ class, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Brooklands Museum’s official opening. As always, competitors can achieve a prestigious Brooklands Double Twelve award by competing in any two of the three events; their combined scores will decide their final Double Twelve placing.
The Test Hill Challenge will also take place on both days. This challenge invites almost anything on wheels – and legs – to take part! From bicycles and motorcycles to giant pre-war racing cars and even energetic children, a variety of competitors will attempt to reach the summit of the punishing 352ft concrete slope.
In addition to the weekend’s thrilling motorsport, there is also an array of family entertainment planned, with something to entice everyone. Confirmed attractions include The Vintage Mobile Cinema, music and entertainment, numerous car clubs and of course the exhibits and collections within the museum itself – and there is more still to be announced! To keep up to date and buy tickets for this unmissable weekend, visit the Brooklands Museum website.
A Brooklands Trust Membership gives you free entry to the museum and its many events throughout the year – including free entry to The Double Twelve. With a level of membership to suit everyone and a host of benefits, it’s perfect for anyone who loves British motorsport and wants to support the important preservation work undertaken by the museum. Find out more at the Brooklands Trust Members website.
Photographs provided courtesy of the VSCC, Phil Jones and Pete Austin.