Ushering in the New Year, classics-style

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Brooklands saw 700 classic vehicles at its Clubhouse to celebrate the New Year, spanning early veterans to supercars and commercial vehicles.

"We're thrilled with the turnout, with 2700 people on site," said museum director Allan Winn.

Equally spectacular was the gathering at The Phoenix in Hartley Wintney, where C&SC's special projects director Derek Redfearn brought his Morris Eight tourer and parked next to Pip and David Bensley's Bristol 412 S1. According to Pip it was the 15th one made.

The oldest car to venture into the Holly Bush in Potters Crouch, Herts was John Worth's Daimler Type A 6hp tonneau from 1900. Also there was Tim Baker's '49 Allard P1, believed to be the earliest of its kind on the road.

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