Brooklands Motoring Clubhouse, Byfleet, Surrey

Brooklands was the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, predating other equally well known sites internationally such as the Indianapolis Speedway in the USA, Monza in Italy and Montherey in France. It was intended as a showcase for British engineering. Its concrete outer circuit was deemed such a remarkable technological achievement that it was described as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. When Brooklands was first opened in 1907 the so-called Weighing Block, a building with equipment for weighing competitors' vehicles, accommodation for the Clerk of the Course and other staff, changing rooms and a press stand were built adjacent to the Finishing Straight. Having become the clubhouse for the socially prestigious Brooklands Automobile Racing Club it was extensively remodelled and enlarged in 1930, as seen here.


Surrey Byfleet


1930s (1930 - 1938)


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