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.’
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