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This is a facility at the historic Brooklands Motor Racing circuit in Weybridge owned and operated by the German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. It has five courses for learning advanced skills and trying out an AMG whatever that is!!! In fact I thought I saw Lewis Hamilton out on the track, you could easily hear his whingeing from where I was standing!!! He's obviously from the "Andy Murray school of blame-everyone-else" when he gets beaten!!!

The memorial to the 1907-1939 racetrack at Brooklands.

This Hunter went into service in 1956 with the Royal Danish Air Force and was withdrawn in 1974. She has been at Brooklands since 1989 on loan from British Aerospace.

This was a experimental and development aircraft that led to the Hawker-Siddeley Harrier the first vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) jet fighter-bomber which came into service in 1967 and served with the UK and several nations, often as a carrier-based aircraft.

This was the first British production Concorde and the first aircraft ever to carry 100 passengers at twice the speed of sound. Along with the French Concorde F-WTSB it was used to enable sufficient testing to allow for the Concorde fleet to receive certification. It was stored at Filton airfield from the mid-eighties to 2003 when it was transported by road to Brooklands. It first flew on the 13th February 1974 and its main uses were finalising the Concorde design before the other aircraft entered passenger service. It flew a total of 1282 hours and 9 minutes and its final flight was 24th December 1981. It never entered service with British Airways but was the source of spare parts.

Brooklands is unique, the world's first purpose-built motor circuit constructed in Weybridge in 1907 by wealthy landowner Hugh Locke King. It is more than a great sporting arena as it is the the birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation, the home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars such as the 24-litre Napier-Railton to a unique collection of Vickers/BAC-built aircraft including the Second World War Wellington Bomber , Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and of course, Concorde. Also on site is the London Bus Museum housing the largest privately owner collection of London buses in the world. And not a lot of people know that!!!

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Greetings from Poland

Maria

Thanks.....'Rod'....good to hear from you..........I hope that all is mighty fine.../...Dave..UK.

This museum has its origins in 1923 and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands attracting annually over 500,000 visitors, the fifth most visited museum in the Netherlands.

This is located near the central station in Amsterdam, a spectacular green Chinese Pagoda floating on the water with views of Lake IJ and the city.

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