The NAPIER RAILTON
at BROOKLANDS MUSEUM,
24th NOVEMBER 2001.
I nipped down to the Brooklands Museum on the 24th November, as the Museum was giving the Napier Railton its' last run before the winter really sets in. This is the car that holds the Brooklands Outer Circuit lap record in perpetuity. The Museum has looked after the car for quite a few years now, but only recently has it actually owned it, after a grant from the National Lottery Fund last year they now own a car that was a star of Brooklands before the Second World War. The car is normally run twice a year, in March and November, and can sometimes also be seen at events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car has a custom built chassis, and for its' power unit features a 12 cylinder Lion aero engine, that displaces 24 litres, which when wound up, has 500 BHP on tap.
Make no mistake, this is a BIG car!
Just a little sunshine before being put a way for the winter.
And that was it. It was very nice to see the old girl being actually driven for a change.
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