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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:03 am 
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Yo wuddup guys, I'm kicking and living in the UK rite now and maan it's very cold out here. I am from a place where our minimum temperature in the morning is roughly around 30*c+ and lowest like 25*C. My question is, is there any place that I could visit during winter that have like an F1 show or muzeum or something similar? I know three tracks in Uk which is donnington, silverstone and brands hatch but I'm sure they're very far away from London and I could only visit places around London

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:20 am 
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Try here on the south coast

www.beaulieu.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:36 am 
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Brooklands is the obvious one. You're not supposed to go on the banked section, but nothing was stopping me when I was last there. I'll warn you - it was damn slippery. I was surprised to have not fallen over.

Mercedes World is just next door, is it not?

The Red Bull factory at Milton Keynes has all of their trophies in a display cabinet in their reception. You're free to go in there, as well. Last time I was there, they had an RB2 hanging from the roof.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:40 am 
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You could try visiting the Brooklands museum. It's located in Weybridge and is inside the m25. http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Brooklands was the world's first purpose built circuit, so there's some history there.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:20 am 
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It isn't close to London but the largest collection of Grand Prix cars not just in the UK but in the world, is the Donington Collection: http://www.donington-park.co.uk/about-donington/the-donington-grand-prix-collection/

You can get a coach from Victoria Coach Station in London to East Midlands Airport, which is a couple of miles from Donington Park.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Brands Hatch is in Kent. 22 miles from the centre of London. About an hour drive. Silverstone is 76 miles to the north. Both are fairly easily accessible if you are living in London by car or train.
Oddly enough, I live maybe 15-18 miles away from Brands Hatch (maybe closer - I live in South London), and I've never been there, but I've been to Silverstone which is about 80 miles away.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:59 pm 
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For somewhere actually in London, you could make a pilgrimage to Crystal Palace, the home of motor racing in the capital until 1972. Still a few bits of the old circuit still visible and now the venue for sprints and time trials in May: http://motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/index.php/spectators/palace-history


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:49 pm 
Donington Park, Silverstone and Brands Hatch are 'too far away'? Silverstone is an hour up the M1, Donington a further 30 mins and has the world's largest collection of Grand Prix cars, and Brands Hatch is less than an hour from central London by car.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:09 am 
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SilverstoneRegular wrote:
Try here on the south coast

http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/

went there when i was staying nearby on my honeymoon, thought my other half was taking me to see some boring country manor and gardens. I was pleasantly surprised!

Turned out she only took me to the Rolls Silver Ghost anyway!!!!

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