New Years Day, means only one thing, a trip to Brooklands Museum for their annual gathering. Although no sign of any frost or ice, the day was deceptively cold, but luckily remained dry until late in the afternoon. It is a great way to start the year off, and there is always a fine varied selection of interesting machinery to look at and enjoy.
With over 1500 vehicles coming onto the site to park up, a queue of interesting, and sometimes breathtaking cars snaked their way onto the site.
Suitably attired but I would imagine an open topped car on January 1st, is a rather chilly way of travelling.
The historic banking was packed with cars, as was the whole site.
That's one use for some leftover Christmas Tinsel.
A rather festive mascot, hanging on for the ride.
Simply stunning. The beauty of a gathering such as this at Brooklands, is that you have to explore every corner of the site as you never know what may be hiding such as this gorgeous 275GTB.
One of the louder cars on show, both visually and audibly.
Proper go faster paintjob!
Great to see some serious modified kit on show.
A more traditional offering for a very traditional venue.
Anglias at a jaunty angle!
Would imagine speed bumps are a bit of a problem with this.
It may be small but it is perfectly formed.
A rather pristine Alfa in among the planes.
Could be from a bygone era, couldn't it?
The more industrial end of town, but a charming setting none the less.
May be a bit scruffy, but still oozes class and sophistication by the bucketload
Immaculate early Porsche on the banking.......
And the very latest supercar from them, in a rather understated shade of grey.
Bit of commercial metal.
I do believe you would call this patinated.
With or without the fancy paint designs, you can't help but smile when you see this can you?
Camper vans were all the rage this year.
Always a joy to climb to the top of the hill when the Brooklands Motor Company opens its doors.
Breathtaking display of classics on show in here, something for every taste.
How can you not just stare and enjoy the view?
Another great day out, many thanks to all those that worked to make it happen. A fantastic way to start the new motoring year, one of the few places where you will see an Austin Allegro and a Ferrari 275 GTB on display at the same time, and strangely it was some of the more 'affordable' classics that were getting all the attention. Make sure to put the date in your diary for next year.