I was there when they filmed that! I'm a tiny dot amongst the people on the bridge at the start. The actual event was significantly less exiting than the film of it... lots of waiting around in summer heat with no water, very cool none the less.
Captain Ned wrote:How appropriate that that race was held at the world's first purpose-built racetrack, The Brooklands.
Yeah Brooklands in an amazing place. First there's the motor racing stuff... what's left of the track, cars, bikes etc. Then there's the aircraft stuff too: a concord, a wellington, even a chamber for high altitude simulation.