Record-breaking Italian day expected at Brooklands

| 26 Apr 2012

More than 1000 cars and 5000 visitors are expected for Italian day at Brooklands Museum on 5 May celebrating the 26th anniversary of the UK's first all-Italian event.

This year’s stars look set to be an AC 378 Zagato prototype and a Maserati Bellagio – the shooting brake-style sports car based on the Quattroporte. Both will be found in the inner paddock, which will be reserved for especially rare metal.

The relocation of the Museum’s Concorde has freed up space and it will now provide an eye-catching backdrop for cars such as the Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach, Maserati Ghibli, Monteverdis 375s and De Tomaso Magusta.

Anything Italian is welcome on-site so in among the exotics will be a host of more mainstream metal from Fiat, Alfa and Lancia through the years.

Participants can take a run up Brooklands Test Hill and at midday there’ll be a demonstration of Mercedes-Benz World’s cars on the handling circuit.

The usual museum displays will be running on the day including classic cars and motorcycles, aircraft and buses.

You can find out more here and there are some more pictures from past events below.