Brooklands Museum Features in Major New TV Series
30 March 2021
Left: Perry Barwick with the Freddy Clarke Special
Fenland Classic Motorcycles is proud to be associated with this major 10 part TV Series which follows the volunteers of Brooklands Museum working on its iconic Motorcycles, Cars and Aircraft. The series, The Secrets of the Transport Museum commissioned by UKTV continues on the Yesterday Channel each Wednesday at 8pm with catchup via UKTV Play.
Middlechild Productions filmed the Volunteers and Staff during the Museum’s limited summer opening period. Motorcycle interest will centre around the challenges of restoring the Museum’s bikes and keeping them running for the daily demonstrations that took place during 2020.
Also featured will be a rare chance to see Perry Barwick’s recreation of Freddy Clarke’s 1938 record-breaking Triumph Tiger 80 Brookland’s Special running at speed round a banked circuit. Also featured will be the only Motorball Match to have taken place in 2020 as well as the story of Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bomb development. The 6 April Episode will feature the lockdown restoration of a Triumph L2/1 Barn find. Brooklands Museum is expected to open in May with a Motorcycle Event currenty scheduled for 4 July 2021.
Episode 1 on 30 March 2021 will include the Museum's mighty Cotton Jap built later in life by Brooklands Racer Doug Earle. This motorcycle is also due to feature on demonstration runs at the museum during 2021.
A New Lockdown but Optimism Remains
5 January 2021
After the initial optimism of the Autumn the Country is again plunged back into a full lockdown from today. However, with a vaccine being rolled out we look forward to out-door markets and therefore Autojumbles being back on the schedule. As for us we will continue to sell items online and will be back behind the stall as soon as we are able. Please keep a close eye on Autojumble websites for up to date information.
Autojumble Organisers Remain Optimistic for 2021
21 November 2020
Out-door markets and therefore Autojumbles were able to re-open from 1 June 2020. However, Mortons had to cancel Kempton Park Bike Jumble at short notice although one Normous Newark Jumble has gone ahead. ELK Promotions were similarly affected with their Ardingly Jumble going ahead, whilst their Kent venue remained closed. ELK have recently anounced a new date at the South of England Show Ground at Ardingly in Sussex on 17 Janyary 2021. Mortons remain optimistic for 2021, although Kempon Park December 2020 Jumble is now recorded on their website as cancelled.
For Sellers and Buyers, the advice is always keep an eye on the websites right up to the day of the event as they have had to be called off at short notice.
Brooklands Museum Launch Virtual Motorcycle Day
6 July 2020
Brooklands Museum have anounced that they are working towards re-opening to the public in August 2020. They are currently working with their staff and Volunteers to deliver a safe and exciting enviornment for visitors in August.
In the meantime the Museum Motorcycle Team put together a Virtual Event modestly named Virtual Motorcycle Day to replace the Motorcycle Show that had to be cancelled. The Virtual event went live on 5 July 2020 and features 10 hours of content hosted on the Brooklands Members TV Youtube Channel. The event promote the #lovebrooklands campaign, launched by the Museum to help fund the crippling costs of maintaining the site and exhibits without visitor income.
The Virtual Motorcycle Day is still available for catch up on our blog Click Here now and help to support the #lovebrooklands campaign.
For more about the campaign visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com/about/support-us/lovebrooklands
Autojumble Announce Cautious Return
26 June 2020
Out-door markets and therefore Autojumbles were able to re-open from 1 June 2020. Shortly after Kempton anounced that they would re-open from September and ELK Promotions are working towards a two day Autojumble over the weekend of 11/12 July 2020, but with no Show. We are currently working towards how we can attend Jumbles in a way that is safe for our customers and ourselves. Our current concern is arround enabling people to handle items on sale safely, which is an essential part of any purchase.
Autojumble and Show dates cancelled until further notice
24 March 2020
We have suspended all of our Autojumble dates until further notice and will provide further information in due course. In the meantime our online shop is still operating and we have some further items on Ebay. We are currently reviewing our less bulky Autojumble stock for possible online sale.