Brooklands Speedway

A Formidable History

Question: What’s the difference between a dodgem and a Brooklands Speedway?

Dodgems get their power from the overhead mesh which runs down a pole, through the motor and then goes into the metal track.

On the Speedway, there are positive and negative strips running around the track and each strip is separated by insulation. A series of brushes under the car pick up the electricity from the positive strip, it runs through the motor and returns down a different brush to the negative one.

Scroll through our picture galleries below for a journey through the life of this magnificent machine.

A touch of Fairground Artisanship

We have created merchandise, as well as holding stock of original fairground items and artwork. If you’d like a piece of the past, made for the future, you’ll find something just for you in our online shop.

Images from the Past




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