Jagger came out of the garage this morning to appear at the annual New Years Day Classic Car Meet at Brooklands.
The five mile drive to get there took less time than the twenty minutes spent in the queue to get past the entry gate, but once we gained access and drove past the many neatly parked classics it soon became apparent why we had to wait so long to get in.
The record number of cars to attend this event was achieved two years ago when 1100 pitched up, however Brooklands have announced that today's event attracted 1240 vehicles and 5148 visitors. Alan Winn the Director of Brooklands Museum feels such popularity has made this the biggest New Year's Day classic car meeting in the country.
Once parked up we walked around for a couple of hours admiring many of the cars before retiring to the sanctuary of the member's bar for a welcome cup of coffee and a sit down - twenty minutes later we were back outside amongst more beautiful cars.
Brooklands certainly brings out the best of the best, which is understandable considering the amazing history attached to the place and it's no surprise that many pre and post war Bentley's can often be seen there, today was no exception.
There was everything from Vintage cars, American cars of the 50’s and 60’s, Classic British and European cars and anything else that’s old and interesting.
Below is a small taster from the eclectic mix of cars on show.
A view from the clubhouse balcony
Borgward Hansa 2400, I love this car, the attention to detail is fantastic
Imagine pitching up for a first date in this passion wagon, success guaranteed I'm sure!
As the lettering on the back says, it's a Chrysler New Yorker
Cute little Bugatti
Alfa Romeo Montreal from the 1970's, not too many of these were made
Amongst the Stag's is this Big Cat, a TWR Lynx converted Jaguar XJS shooting brake - one of only 67
A fine looking Bentley from the Stanley Mann Racing Stable
A line of Rover's
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Ford Escort Mexico
A pair of handmade British heavyweights from the 1970's, the mighty Jensen Intercepter
Attractive looking 230SL Pagoda sitting underneath Concorde
Interesting colour scheme on this Borgward Isabella Coupe
Beauty and the Beast in the form of this beautiful little Lotus Elan alongside a beast of a Bentley
English handmade gentleman's carriage - Alvis Convertible
Lancia Appia from the 1950's
Ferrari Dino parked on the banking, hence the bricks under the front wheel to stop if from sliding down the slope
Jagger parked alongside a Triumph TR6