Mercedes Benz World and Brooklands Visit – June 15

Members enjoyed a scorching hot day inside the cool and stylish headquarters of Mercedes Benz World last week, finding out about all the advancements in technology that have been made with this iconic brand. Three floors of fascinating displays, legendary vehicles and of course those F1 cars.

From there it was a hot stroll past the drivers experiences skid pan through to Brooklands Museum for a delicious lunch in the lovely Members Lounge. Many of the surviving original buildings have been restored and used to tell the story of Brooklands’ racing and record-breaking history.

The members visited a number of the exhibitions, popping in to a display celebrating two historic Transatlantic air races: the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown’s non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in a Brooklands-built Vickers Vimy in June 1919 and the records broken during the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race of 1969.

Then members got to wander through a behind-the-scenes exhibition about how the team at McLaren Automotive designed and developed one of the ultimate supercars, the McLaren Senna GTR.

A great day had by all!

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