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GoodwoodThe "Classic Motor Sport Tour" includes visits to Goodwood Revival, Donington Grand Prix Collection, Grand Prix Historique de la Vienne, Manoir de L'Automobile and Museum de L'Automobile at Le Mans and, for a farewell dinner, Atelier Renault on Champs Elysees. Also included are city tours of London and Paris, Classic Team Lotus Works tour and Brands Hatch race master (with an opportunity of a drive in a high performance Renault). This great tour includes return economy air fares, departure tax, transfers, 13 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 13 nights accommodation.

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    Bookings close Wednesday 25th June, 2008.

    Telephone Sheryl Poulter at Preston Travel on (03) 9470.4737 for enquiries and bookings.

Hamilton and Moss confirmed for the Brooklands Motoring festival: The Double Twelve


11th March, 2008


Motor racing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Sir Stirling Moss are making driving appearances at this year’s Brooklands Motoring Festival: ‘The Double Twelve’.

The festival, which will take place over 28th-29th June, 2008, in Weybridge, Surrey (England), will be an action packed weekend of entertainment. Based around a unique Concours d’Elegance with highlights including Grand Prix and other single seater racing cars from all decades and the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Display Team, the weekend is set to appeal to everyone from motoring and motor sport enthusiasts through to families looking for a special day out.

The appearance by the drivers is particularly impressive as the festival will take place just one week before the British Grand Prix. Peter O’Halloran, managing director of Mercedes-Benz World, commented: “Brooklands was the birthplace of circuit motor racing as we know it today and witnessed countless world records being made after its opening in 1907. It was therefore extremely fitting for us to welcome key figures on the current circuit such as Lewis Hamilton and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.”

Brooklands Museum and Mercedes-Benz World will jointly organise the event which will establish ‘The Double Twelve’ as a unique Concours d’Elegance that incorporates a series of driving tests which will be judged by a select panel of experts.

Over two days, competitors using some of the most elegant cars from the whole span of the 20th Century will take part in a series of driving trials following layouts used in the Junior Car Club Rallies of the 1930s at Brooklands. The tests will take place in challenging environments, such as the Members’ Banking and the notorious Test Hill of the original circuit, as well as on the modern Handling Circuits at Mercedes-Benz World.

Points awarded in the two disciplines will be combined to give an overall score, ensuring that the class and overall winners will be selected from the best drivers using the best-kept vehicles.

Director of Brooklands Museum Allan Winn, explained: “The battle for the Double Twelve trophies will take into account beauty, preparation and condition as well as performance and driving skill. It is this combination of disciplines which will make the event exciting for competitors and spectators alike.”

The Brooklands Motoring Festival is being held at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey, over Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy the motoring and aviation collections at Brooklands Museum, the full facilities of Mercedes-Benz World, a trade shopping village, entertainers and a myriad of classic, vintage and veteran cars.

About Brooklands Museum
The Museum, which is approached through Mercedes-Benz World between Weybridge and Byfleet, is open every day.

About Mercedes-Benz World
Mercedes-Benz World at Weybridge, Surrey is a Brand Experience Centre, which means its cars are not just for looking and touching, but for driving too (qualified drivers and conditions apply).

It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and admission is free.

About Brooklands
Hugh Locke King’s motivation for building Brooklands came from visiting motor races staged on open road circuits in Europe. He converted 300 acres of his Surrey estate into a great oval motor circuit that enabled spectators to safely see much more of the action. Using the power of steam, horses and carts and picks and shovels 1,500 labourers and craftsmen completed the work of building Brooklands in just nine months.

Protecting the site today
A flood compensation scheme has been designed to protect local homes and businesses when the River Wey bursts its banks, and some stretches of the original Brooklands track have been preserved – keeping the fragile banking from falling into further decay.

The latter work has required extreme sensitivity given the fact that Brooklands is classed as an Ancient Monument. Enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that the famous Railway Straight and sections of the Campbell Circuit have been re-opened for the first time in over 50 years. Further work will be undertaken to revive other sections of the track in due course.

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