This superbly illustrated book has been created to celebrate the Centenary of Grand Prix racing, the first officially credited Grand Prix having taken place at Le Mans in France in 1906.The book details the rise in popularity of motor sport until the advent of the first World Championship Grand Prix races were organised in 1925. After WWII, Grand Prix racing gradually developed into the professional sport that we know today, becoming a high-tech showcase for the manufacturers’ skills. Illustrated throughout with amazing historic photographs, the majority of which come from a unique private collection in Europe and have never been previously published.
This beautifully presented book begins with a concise history of Brooklands from conception to the establishment of Mercedes-Benz World in October 2006. The remainder of the book is given over to beautiful black and white photographs of the most important exhibits at the Brooklands Museum split into four categories, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and aircraft. Each featured exhibit is fully described, explaining its significance in the history of Brooklands and how it was built, its career and how it was acquired by the museum. This book is a brilliant tribute to Britain’s most famous historic site for both motoring and aviation.