By Tim Smith
As well as actually going to some of these events, one of the aims of Autoeclectic is to inform you of them. There should never be a dull weekend in this, the first world of machinery.
Anyways, here’s an event that looks jolly nice indeed, good sir/madams.
Brooklands Museum are holding an Italian Car Day, and, to differentiate itself from lesser, poorer events, some of the exhibits will actually be driving around.
Take this big, smokey, bugger:
That’s Il Drago Ruggente for all you Latinophones or The Roaring Dragon if you like a bit of Anglo. It’s powered by a 27-litre V12 Italian bomber engine. So it’ll be noisy, overpowered and probably just on the right side of biblical.
At the other end of the scale, will be this pretty, little thing:
This is a Ferrari 212 F1. It is also powered by an Italian V12, but this time the engine has not come out of a weapon of war, it has come from the hands of peaceable competition.
Both of these wonderful machines will be running on the day, making the event that little bit more interesting. Looking at machines is all very nice but having a closer encounter that involves more than two of the senses is always a major want.
You can achieve that want on the 3rd of this years May. You can find advance ticket sales here, for everyone else, it’s £16 for adults, £15 for seniors, £6.50 for children and kids under 5, who will probably hate the whole thing and suffer instant boredom, go free.
See you there?