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To celebrate 110 years since the opening of Brooklands, the birthplace of British motorsport, the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature a spell-binding array of cars and motorcycles from the Surrey circuit’s illustrious history.
The brainchild of Hugh Locke King, Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey, was the world’s first purpose-built race circuit. From its opening in 1907 (the first competitive event was staged on June 28-29 that year) – 110 years to the day before the opening of this year’s Festival of Speed) – until the outbreak of the Second World War, it hosted some of the sport’s most memorable characters and cars.
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