Classic Breakfast serves up eclectic turnout

| 17 Oct 2011

A couple of DeLoreans, a pukka ex-Brooklands MG racer and a ’70s Continental – along with two BMW CSLs, a Vauxhall-Lotus Carlton and a mass of Porsche 911s – boosted the range and quality of cars at yesterday’s monthly Classic Breakfast at Brooklands.

Star attraction was Peter Green’s 1933 MG K3 that raced in period at Brooklands. “Whitney Straight raced in ‘33 and Dick Seaman the year after,” explained Green, who’s owned the supercharged racer for 32 years. 

Green’s K3 was parked up next to another example that competed in the 1934 Mille Miglia, while other pre-war standouts included David May’s 1937 Austin Seven Special – which he’s owned for 40 years – and a 1924 Morris Cowley Bullnose belonging to John Anson, who bought it four years ago. “I wanted something pre-war to drive and this is an iconic 1920s car... and it was affordable,” said Anson who drove up from Farnham.

Adding to the mix of post-war classics were two former C&SC Your Classics stars: Ian Hancock’s 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL (C&SC July) and Andrew Stevens’ 1970 Alfa-Romeo 1750 GTV (C&SC August), along with a 1977 Lincoln Continental which owner Harry Small piloted from Finsbury Park.

There was plenty of enthusiasm for modern classics thanks to the first Brooklands meeting by which fielded more than 40 late-model 911s including Melvin Spear’s 1991 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Cup  – one of 120 examples built – which was raced at Zandvoort, Hockenheim and the Nürburgring that year. Bought by the Porsche Club GB 964RS Register Secretary 10 years ago, it has since been restored to its correct 1991 race livery.

Other 964s on display included Andew Wilson’s road-going example from the same year, which he’s owned for six months. “It’s my seventh 911 and I bought it as a daily driver, although I’ve ended up having it resprayed and have fitted special alloy wheels which are worth more than the car!”

The next Classic Breakfast takes place on 18 December. November’s meeting isn’t being held as it coincides with Military Vehicle Day on 20 November.

See Brooklands Classic Breakfast for more.