Brands Hatch, c.1960

Brands Hatch, c.1960

Neg. B579023

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This scene is a far cry from the sight of today's crowds who now flock to the 2.65 mile circuit to witness the thrills and spills of motor racing. In 1926 it was just an old grass track and mushroom field used by young cyclists. Today the owners are fighting to upgrade the current track to get its Grand Prix status back again.

Memories of Brands Hatch Circuit

Brands Hatch

Soon after I began motorcycling in the mid fifties I began to take what has been a lifelong interest in motorcycle racing. In those days it was a good trek to Brands Hatch as there were no M1 or M25 motorways and the journey from Bedfordshire was made through the center of London taking in Euston, Blackfriars Bridge and out through New Cross to West Kingsdown on the A20 and eventually to the Brands Hatch circuit. No matter how early we left there would always be the build up of bike traffic around West Kingsdown as motorcyclists congregated in the lay-by's and pub car parks to join the cavalcade of riders arriving from all over the midlands. Getting to the circuit and leaving for home was all part of ...Read full memory

Historic Brands

I cant quite make out where this picture was taken from but it is earlier than 1960. I first went to `BRANDS`in 1956 with my Dad & brother but went on a regular basis with friends from `57 onward.Safety measures were basic but were a little better than just the track as seen here. I have some photos taken by my uncle in 1948 when BRANDS was a grass track circulating in the opposite direction to todays but with no Druids hill & the back straight running behind the line of the pits almost parallel to the straight between druids & clearways which was the start & finish straight. Any one remember DEREK MINTER,RAY PICKERELL,FRANK SHEEN,DAVE DEGENS BILL BODDICE & all the others who enjoyed themselves all those years ago.

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