Brooklands Double Twelve
17th Jun 2017
Event Date: 17th Jun 2017
With sweltering weather and demonstration runs on the newly-opened Finishing Straight (following re-siting of the hangar which has been on it since WW2), this was a memorable Double Twelve event, making good use of the new space.
In the Saturday sprint, Nashes dominated Class Three as usual, with a close run thing between Geoff Smith and Simon B-E. After Geoff helped Simon fix his throttle linkage during the lunch break it was only right that he took final honours, by 0.15 seconds. The Captain came fourth in Class, taking First Standard Vintage. Tim Jarrett (FN-BMW 328) was Second overall in the amalgamated Classes Four and Six , while Richard Gatley in his 319 took First Handicap. Among the racing cars, Tony Lees in Cognac was Vintage FTD and Julian Grimwade with the Norris First Overall in the Over 3L Racing Car Class.
Sunday saw Driving Tests, with Richard Gatley again doing well, and the Captain, Mark Garfitt and Clive Godsell also in the awards.