Annual competition axed due to economic climate
25 February 2009

The nostalgic Brooklands Double Twelve motoring festival at Mercedes-Benz World has been cancelled due to the worsening economic climate.

Event organisers have postponed the two-day event, in which participants compete in a series of traditional driving tests inspired by Junior Car Club and RAC rallies in the 1930s.

Over 100 entries had been received for the annual event, which was created in 2007 by the Brooklands Museum and Mercedes-Benz World.

Peter O’Halloran, managing director of Mercedes-Benz World, said, “The content of the event will be affected by the economic downturn and we would rather postpone this year’s festival than offer something with a diminished list of attractions.”

Other events scheduled to take place at Mercedes-Benz World will not be affected, and organisers anticipate that the event will return in 2010.

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