Brooklands Opening

The Brooklands race track in Weybridge, England was a point of fascination in the American racing community during the first decade of the 20th Century. This track was closer to an oval than a road course and was paved with concrete. The facility was purpose-built not just for racing but pure speed. Interest only heighten with the advent of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909 and the inevitable, prevelant but erroneous assumption that Carl Fisher and the other IMS founders had copied the idea of a banked, high speed closed circuit course.
 
This artifact appeared in the Indianapolis Star on July 7, 1907 and while very brief it makes note of the first auto races at the track.

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