On Saturday May 2nd we were back at Brooklands Museum for their Auto Italia Day, and although the weather forecast wasn't great, it managed to stay dry all day. This is one of the busiest events at Brooklands, with Italian cars, of all shapes and sizes, filling the site to bursting, and it doesn't matter how many times you walk around, you will always find something new to see.
A steady queue of cars coming onto site.
When you see small cars like this it always makes me wonder how we fold ourselves up to fit inside them.
One of the older models on display.
A wash and brush up before the start.
Interesting part of the car insurance form, 'Has your car been modified in any way from standard?'
Hoyle-Fox brought along some fantastic cars for us to admire, must keep doing the Lottery!
Another one of Hoyle-Fox's dream machines.
Line up of Lamborghinis
A very sensible four seat Lamborghini!
A not so sensible Lamborghini, taking go faster stripes to a new extreme.
The view of a Lamborghini that most people will get, the rear view!
This one won't worry when it gets dark, enough lights to light up Wembley Stadium.
Ferrari's were out in force.
Headlights popped up.
That must be a GTO I reckon.
Only one car ever painted like this, the Stratos.
Alfa in the woods.
It is all in the details, which are exquisite on this car.
Now for something completely different!
Menacing, meaty and magnificent Pantera.
Yes, I know this photo has nothing to do with Italian cars, but the beauty of Brooklands is that wherever you look there is something interesting to see.
At lunchtime we decamped over to Mercedes Benz World for a demonstration of cars on their test track.
Hope the duck/chicken in the back seat enjoyed the ride.
Made for speed.
Rare ISO Rivolta came out to play.
As did a couple of the larger engined cars!
One of the more unusual seating locations.
Then it was back to the Museum for runs up the Test Hill, which proved more testing for some than others.
Would make the perfect runabout down by the Med, wouldn't it?
Just one word to sum up this machine, frightening!
Once again another great event at Brooklands, many thanks to all the staff, volunteers and car owners that made the day possible.