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1908 Brooklands April Race Meeting

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The Motor Cycle report. 1908/04/22.
The Motor Cycle report. 1908/04/22.

Brooklands race meeting held on April 18th and 20th (Easter) 1908

Reports.[1]


Car Winners were:


Motorcycle races.[2]

It is true that several cars were also racing on the track — for instance, a new six-cylinder Humber and a 100 h.p. Renault, and a few other little things of that sort — but, taking it all round, we must admit as onlookers that the feature of the day was the debut of the two-wheeler. Almost as soon as the sun arose, two enterprising motor cyclists aroused the neighbourhood with the rapid reverberations of their machines as they raced round and round the track at terrific speeds. Clad in thick garments and well be-goggled and helmeted, the intrepid riders flashed round the great motordrome at furious speed, learning the intricacies of banking and experiencing the peculiar feeling as one swoops down again on to the level.

Owner, Rider, Motorcycle

Others who did not finish or were so far behind were not recorded :

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Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1908/04/25
  2. The Motor Cycle 1908/04/22
  • The Times, Friday, Apr 10, 1908
  • The Times, Saturday, Apr 18, 1908
  • The Times, Monday, Apr 20, 1908
  • The Times, Tuesday, Apr 21, 1908