As I wrote about Brooklands 1940s Relived last year, I'll let you have a look here for an overview of the main event.
I wore my 1940s The Hager Store suit which I just adore. A tailor on Savile Row once asked who had made it for me and was astounded when I told him I'd bought it as it was - without any alterations - high praise indeed I think. Both pairs of my suitable black shoes were at the cobblers so I had to make do with my ox-blood oxfords, well at least they matched the suit. All my other accessories were black though, my 'scroll' Janyne hat, kid leather gauntlet gloves and my trusty Charles of the Ritz vanity case.
While we were at the museum,
I decided to have a bit more of a look around and I ended up in the Barbara
Cartland room. It was designed as a
place for the lady racing drivers to relax and socialise and was set up around
the same time that Barbara Cartland organised the first all female race. There are lots of fantastic photos of said
women and of course the room is bright pink!
I also went to look at the Sultan of Oman's private jet (which had been
built at Brooklands in the '60s). The
interior was a picture of 1970s opulence, everything carpeted (including the tv!),
two double beds and spinning chairs.
|On the 1907 track, taken by my vintage accomplice, Hayley|
|The ladies reading room or The Barbara Cartland room|
As I was there with The Vintage News, I had a few interviews to do. I spoke to a chap from 'The Law at War' (police reenactors) and also the best dressed couple, John and Julie. However, my favourite interview by far has to be the chat I had with Hanson and Jeni. Jeni and I were convulsed with hysetrics for much of the interview - mainly due to some dramatic breathing (yes dramatic breathing) from Hanson. All semblance of professionalism thrown aside, I managed to gasp out a couple of questions which gave Hanson opportunity to talk of the 'nice spread' and his love of trinkets.
|Hanson was also on hand taking photos |
for the Chap, I just love this one
Again, we had a lovely day - especially with the added extra of sitting around on the balcony for a couple of hours drinking Cava. The event was much improved from last year and I imagine next year will again be even better.