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Brooklands Easter Classic Car Gathering 2023

Brooklands Easter Classic Car Gathering 2023


Fabulous weather for the Brooklands Easter Classic Car Gathering. As always a good turn out from across the pond amongst the normal large turnout.

The sun always makes everything great, more folks turn out, the mood is better and the vehicles look superb! Brooklands of course is a fantastic venue with the historic banked track and the aviation displays as an excellent backdrop with masses of space.

My favourite car of the show was the 1935 Terraplane

A beautiful example of 1930s style

The Terraplane was a car brand and model built by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, between 1932 and 1938. In its maiden year, the car was branded as the Essex-Terraplane; in 1934 the car became simply the Terraplane. They were inexpensive, yet powerful vehicles that were used in both town and country. The Terraplane name was used for both cars and trucks.

More information here at Wikipedia

Brooklands New Years Day 2023


Took the annual New Years Day trip to the historic Brooklands race track and museum.

As always the event was very well attended, the weather good for the time of year and the turnout of American vehicles was impressive.

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From an Early Ford point of view a couple of cars really stood out

The first is a tastefully rodded 1930 Model A Ford, really nice car!

The second vehicle is a creation called the “Ballard Special” built by the Model A Revival Company This is just a tremendous piece of period style engineering!

Here’s some more Early Fords

2022 Easter Classic Gathering @BrooklandsMuseum


From the Brooklands Website

“Following the postponement of our annual New Year’s Day event in January, we are back with a new date for Easter. With over 1,000 Classic vehicles displayed on site, live music and a barbeque and other additional food outlets, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands.”

Not only is this the replacement for the 2022 New Years Day event it also replaces the 2021 New Years Day event. so it’s been a long time coming!

A huge turn out of cars at what will probably be the largest gathering of classic cars in the UK this year, meant a good number of American vehicles formed part of the show amongst the planes and other exhibits at the excellent roomy Brooklands site.