Brooklands being carried…

No, this is not a bunch of pall bearers en route to a burial at sea. It’s motor sport officials and drivers carrying Tom Lord’s Gordon England’s Brooklands model Austin 7 across the flooded creek otherwise barring the way onto Gerringong Beach in 1928.

When interviewed in 1970, John Sherwood explained “We ran at low tide on a four mile course, marked by two flags, two miles apart. The course was not dangerous because, if we went off the track, there were no fences to run into.

Tony Johns

1926 Brooklands in New York…


April 10, 1926New York. — One of the smallest autos ever seen arrived this morning on the SS Aquitania brought here by R.M. Papalian and T.C. Copson of London, shown in the car. This little machine can make a speed of 80 miles an hour, making 45 miles to a gallon of gas and carries a 5 gallon gas tank. A standard speed gear makes this little auto all the more remarkable and should prove very interesting to auto manufacturers on this side of the water.

Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race 25th Sept 1926 Brooklands

David Howe writes:

A few pages from the Official Programme for the 1926 200 Mile Race at Brooklands.
Advertisements for Austin Seven and Wilson Motors Burghley Austin Seven,
And also for Gordon England, a Cup at £185 and a Brooklands for £265, In the same advertisement they are selling the single seater EGE is racing in the days race,and also the sister car driven by Boyd Carpenter, no price is given but it states they will accept the best reasonable offer received by 30th Sept. One of these cars went on to become Mrs Jo Jo.
All the very best