The fifth annual Motorsport Festival at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, England, scheduled for Sunday, October 11, will for the first time be welcoming the 22.3-liter W12-engined Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. In 1927, on the Pendine Sands in Wales, Malcolm Campbell drove the car to a new Land Speed Record at an average 174.883mph. Even better, the Blue Bird will be run with the Napier-Railton, the all-time Brooklands lap record-holder — and a car that broke 47 world speed records between 1933 and 1937. Another highlight will be a recreation of the 1905 Fiat Land Speed Record car, powered by a genuine 16.5-liter Isotta Fraschini V6 aero engine.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a number of more modern cars, including a Ferrari 212 F1 powered by a 2500cc V12 engine, the actual car raced by Dorino Serafini at the 1951 Syracuse Grand Prix in Sicily, where it finished 2nd, and the Benetton B190 that Nelson Piquet drove to victory at both the Japanese GP at Suzuka and the Australian GP at Adelaide in 1990.
These are just a few highlights from the huge array of competition cars due to appear at the Brooklands event, including a Formula Nippon, F2, FIA GTs and Touring Cars. Advance tickets cost just £11 for adults, £10 for seniors/students and £6 for children aged 5-16 — while a whole family can go for £30. Gate prices on the day of the event are £13, £12, £6.50 and £34, respectively. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.