Crash, bang, wallop…

A tangle of Nortons at Brooklands in 1927.

Crash, bang, wallop…
Though Brooklands endured sustained popularity as a venue for record-breaking and high-speed machine proving, it was never really a place that provided much spectator enjoyment and in consequence, crowds numbers were always small – succinctly described in Motor Cycling of October 12, 1927, as a ‘meagre sprinkling.’

Acutely aware of the situation, a plan was formed and in 1926 a Grand Prix meeting was held. It was, reported The Motor Cycle, ‘…by far the most interesting and thrilling of the race meetings held at the circuit.’

Read more in July’s edition of TCM

Photo: Mortons Archive

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