AC Heritage
AC Heritage
Thu 27th April 2017
11:48 am
AC Heritage

Project New Era.

In its heyday Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit attracted many individuals and companies associated with design, building and tuning of race cars and motorcycles.

Campbell, Jackson, ERA, Thomson & Taylor and Dunlop and many more focused their attention to develop their early automobiles at the circuit. Numbers of small off site specialist local companies helped to provide components for this new industry.

The circuit also allowed fledgling motor car manufactures to test and promote their new vehicles prior to launch and production. AC Cars based in Thames Ditton was no exception to this.

AC Cars also has a strong connection with the circuit and its history. On a number of occasions an early AC ‘Light Sports Car’ established and broke several speed and duration records, indeed J.A Joyce was the first person to travel at 104.19 mph on November 17th 1924 in his 1500cc machine. He also held the record for the accent of Test Hill in 1923 in 8.28 seconds again in the Light Sports Car. 


AC Heritage are committed to keeping the relationship and historical link with the track in place  by returning hand built vehicle development and production back to the birth place of Motor Racing in the UK.



                          

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J.A. Joyce in the AC 1500cc Light Sports Car in 1924 at the circuit.
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Brooklands 1921. Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race. AC entered 5 cars 54 & 21 are Weller Racers.
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1923 200 Mile Race. Joyce in a modified 16-valve engine car.
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