Georg Prugger and Graham White in their S type Hypers 14176 & 14083 respectively try out the Brooklands Finishing Straight after its re-opening by The Earl of March at the 2017 Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival on June 17 2017. The £7 million scheme, which includes £4.7 million Heritage Lottery funding, has seen the 1940 built Bellman Hangar moved to the other side of the track, exposing the original concrete and re-connecting the Clubhouse with the Banking. (Photo: Mick Walsh)
Organised bt the Brooklands Museum in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, Double Twelve event celebrates the rich motoring history of Brooklands and is held on the weekend closest to the Anniversary of the original opening of the Brooklands race track in 1907. The two-day event features Speed Trials, Driving Tests, Concours and Test Hill ascents.
The Double Twelve Speed Trials are held on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit. Pictured above are Bob Towell in his P Type two-seater and Colin Poynter in his S-Type Hyper (both photos: Mark Ballard)
Queing for the Double Twelve Driving Tests on the Members’ Banking at Brooklands is Sarah Poynter, LFOC Chairman, in the Lea-Francis S-Type Hyper. Behind her is the Frazer Nash Boulogne Vitesse of Annabel Jones, Captain of the Frazer-Nash Car Club. Both these cars were at the 1928 Ards TT and still compete against each other in sprints, hillclimbs, rallies and driving-tests.
Graham White’s S-Type Hyper is an outstanding example of the type and is seen here as the The Double Twelve Concours