Military Vehicles Day

By | November 28, 2016

This year’s Military Vehicles Day at Brooklands Motor racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey.  Was very well attended by the public and military vehicles, with a good selection ranging from a Great War lorry to Toyota pick up’s in military trim from present times. The show as always was a very friendly event, all things being kept safe by the Brooklands Museum marshals, but at the same time not making it over regulated. The weather was a bit cold but kept dry, Some of the vehicles took to the Mercedes off roads course to have a bit of fun. In the afternoon we saw the old Test hill being used, by Jeeps, military motorcycles and Landover’s

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

The Military Vehicles Day was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Jeep, with a good turnout of WW2 Jeeps

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A very nice Whites Scout car, with British war time markings

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A good display of vehicles in a very relaxed atmosphere

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A line up of German sidecars                                            British and American troops

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

An A.E.C. Great War lorry in superb condition

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A Daimler Dingo kitted out with all the right equipment

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

In attendance was a very good selection of Landover’s and a good number of the forward control model

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A couple of the post war American military vehicles on show

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

Two British motorcycles on display, a pre war WD Triumph model ND and a WD Sunbeam

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

People getting into the spirt of the event and having fun

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

Two beautifully restored Matadors one British Army and the other RAF

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

Some of the German sidecars at the show

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

This German sidecar was well equipped including a trailer and a very nice Harley Davidson outfit

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A Dodge Weapons Carrier and a Dodge staff car

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A very good up to date military display                           Some post war lorries at the show

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A Jeep and an Austin Champ taking on Test Hill

Military Vehicles Day Brooklands

A German sidecar and the Harley Davidson sidecar on Test Hill

Although this is a Military Vehicles Day event, there is so much more to see at Brooklands. Much of the old track is still in place and in the museum they have a great display of Brooklands racing cars as well as many classic cars from the period. The Brooklands museum also has a lot of aircraft history, at the moment there a big changes going on with new hangers for the aircraft and the iconic finishing straight being restored.