CM28 7920 Wesley Wall, Vincent H R D , Series C, Black Lightning
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The Extraordinary Weybridge Track to be opened for Motor Ascots on 17 June 1907
The Extraordinary Weybridge Track to be opened for Motor Ascots on 17 June 1907 Bird's-eye view sketched on the spot by Melton Prior The first motor track in the kingdom has been constructed by the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club near Weybridge. It is an extraordinary piece of engineering and the slopes of the curves have been so cleverly calculated that an unsteered car travelling at ninety miles an hour would run on the top of the slope with perfect safety : the analogy is that of a pea revolving in a bowl Each lap of the course measures 3? miles
"Where motors fly like peas in a bowl : the Wonderful sloping sides of the Motor Track at Weybridge"
Total cost (nearly): ?100, 000
Concrete track and bridges: 35, 000 cubic yards
Length road track: 3 miles
Earthwork shifted (including roads)
Width of track: 90 feet
Two bridges over River Wey: ?10, 000
© 2003 Topham Picturepoint
Another racer in a famous family. Norman Surtees, 21, younger brother of World
Another racer in a famous family. Norman Surtees, 21, younger brother of World Champion motorcyclist John Surtees, is taking up road racing as a follow-on to his motorcycle scrambling. He is seen working on one of his machines with brother John laughingly giving him some brotherly advice.
12 July 1960