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The best meet of the year. A vast variety of vehicles of all ages & even if you turn up in something newish but interesting you are made welcome & could find yourself marshalled alongside anything from the 1930's on.
Long may there be a charge to attend which I'm sure preserves the ethos of Brooklands famous mantra, here slightly miss-quoted 'The right people, the right cars & no crowding'. OK I admit it can get busy & the Sunbeam café becomes overwhelmed but there are alternative outside food & drink stands. And of course MercedesWorld is next door.
Win win every time.
 

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Assuming the weather is not foul, I will be there. I'll take the Porsche 944, though, not the SLK. I think my R171 is a little too new even for the "modern classic" tag.
I've never been refused entry in the R172, partly because I am a Brooklands member. For the events that are very strictly age related I get marshalled around the back by the bridge & rear exit to Mercedesworld, which is no hardship because at least I'm on site.
At the last Breakfast meet where all ages & all comers are welcome I was parked alongside a 1 year old BMWZ4 just outside the paddock & as per all the NYD meets the same applies & I expect to park behind the Wellington hanger or on the banking.
Of course there is no way I would expect a modern car to take a prime position so only too happy to be on the side-lines.
 

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The web site (New Year's Day Gathering - Brooklands Museum) suggests that, for the New Year Gathering this year, they have an age limit of models that are at least 30 years old for on-site parking.

"If you are arriving in a classic, vintage, veteran or supercar of any age, a classic motorcycle or classic commercial vehicle, or you are part of a pre-booked Club display, you should use the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road (B374). This includes any vehicles more than 30 years old, or of a specific model which first went into production before 1985 (so, for example, a 1986 Rover SD1 or a 1988 Mk2 Ford Fiesta qualifies for this gate, but a 2015 Fiesta doesn’t and should use the Public entrance)."
 
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