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Brooklands, 19 July, 2015

The title Supercar Sunday is maybe a bit of anomaly, depending upon what one regards as a supercar. There was a distinct lack of Bugatti Veyrons and LaFerraris, which one could say are amongst those at the top of the supercar league, but there was an abundance of high performance cars, although “Performance Car Sunday” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

Despite some early morning rain, this didn’t prove to be a deterrent to a good turnout, with a wide variety of cars descending on the Brooklands Museum complex during the morning. They included a large number of modern Ferraris, a wide selection of Aston Martins and Maseratis, together with a number of Nissan GT-Rs spanning a few generations of the model. There were also a pair of Alfa Romeo 8Cs, a Competizione and a Spider, Lamborghinis in the forms of Countach, Gallardo and Hurracan, a McLaren MP4-12C, Audi R8s, Porsches, a trio of DeLoreans, a MG Metro 6R4 rally car, plus some American Muscle in the form of a pair of Corvettes, one classic and the other modern, a Ford Mustang GT 500 and a Dodge Challenger, amongst those in attendance.

The day followed the tried and tested popular format of laps of the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World test track prior to the lunch break, and runs up the test hill in the afternoon. The Mercedes-Benz test drivers also provided a display on the skid pad prior to the track runs, with controlled drifts at both high and low speed, which entertained the crowds awaiting the test runs. Fortunately, after the early rain, the weather remained bright and warm for the whole day, making for an enjoyable day at the historic venue, with all the other attractions that it has to offer.

Keith Bluemel