Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, England

Visited in 2013

Brooklands is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. It was the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit. The cars in the museum all raced in period at Brooklands. In addition to the museum, there is the famous Test Hill to see, the remaining sections of the original Brooklands track and the aviation museum.

Exterior of the museum with visiting Aston Martins


Napier Railton

Obvious racing heritage

Section of the original Brooklands track

A Talbot on the Test Hill start line

Check the Brooklands Museum website for opening times and other details.

Brooklands Museum,
Brooklands Road,


Ford GT70

Ford GT70 (1970-1973)

The Ford GT70 was a limited production sports car designed by Ercole Spada, made by Ford UK in 1970 and intended for use in the World Rally Championship. It was designed to compete with rally cars such as the Porsche 911 and Renault Alpine.

1970 Ford GT70

Ford GT70

The GT70 featured a mid-mounted engine with rear-wheel-drive. It was initially designed to use a range of engines, with the first ones being fitted with the 2.6-litre Cologne V6 from the Ford Capri RS2600 developing 240 hp. It was not a success and in the end only six GT70s were ever built.

Ford GT70

World Rally Championship rule changes effectively put an end to the further development of the GT70. Instead, Ford entered the Ford Escort, fitted with the new four-cylinder BDA engine.