Following the success of the Festival in 2012, which saw over 5,500 people attend the two-day event, the Double Twelve will return in 2013 on the weekend closest to the Anniversary of its original opening date of 17th June 1907. Organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, next year’s running of the Brooklands Double Twelve is again expected to be the biggest motoring competition at Brooklands since 1939.
The structure of the competitions in 2013 is changing to encourage entrants to enjoy a full weekend of motoring competition, but if competitors can only make one day, then there is still an opportunity to take part in one of the unique competitions that have been designed to cater for all tastes. There will be three stand-alone events in 2013:
- The Double Twelve Speed Trials on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit on Saturday 15th June
- The Double Twelve Concours held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June
- The Double Twelve Driving Tests on Sunday 16th June
Each event will have its own class winners, but to achieve a Brooklands Double Twelve award, an entrant must compete in any two of the three events and the combined scores of these two events will decide their Double Twelve placing.
Entry fees for the Speed Trials are £100, while the Driving Tests and Concours are £50. When two events are entered, the fees are £110 for the Speed Trials and one other event or a combined £60 for participating in both the Concours and Driving Tests. It will not be possible to enter all three events due to timing restrictions and priority will be given to people entering more than one event.
As well as the main competitions, the Test Hill Challenge will also take place on Saturday and Sunday. This will involve everything from Sinclair C5s, bicycles and motorcycles to giant pre-war racing cars and running races for energetic children up the punishing 352ft (107m) concrete slope. Some vehicles may even head down the Hill in a test of their brakes.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com.
[Source: Brooklands Museum; photo: Tim Scott]