Broadcaster: Yesterday / UKTV
10 x 60" episodes
Distributor: Passion Distribution
Brooklands Museum is home to the most important pieces motorsport and aviation history in the world. From the first ever purpose-built racing circuit and the cars that broke land-speed records on it, to an extraordinary collection of airplanes spanning over 100 years of aeronautical innovation – this place has it all. But it’s a constant battle to keep the engines humming and the rotors turning on these priceless pieces of engineering. Every day, a team of volunteer mechanics and restorers are on hand to save these precious vehicles from the ravages of time. They get these machines back up and running, race them on Brooklands’ historic track and set them to the skies again.
In Secrets of the Transport Museum, we follow the Brooklands volunteers and staff as they mend, maintain and restore the most extraordinary historic motors and airplanes in the world. Cars, motorbikes, buses, bi-planes and even weapons and missiles are all tuned up and restored using engineering expertise that has been all but forgotten, except in this unique mecca for classic grease monkeys. From the 1933 world-record-breaking Napier Railton racing car, to the Wellington Bomber that crashed into Loch Ness during WW2. Motorbikes, buses, penny-farthings, bi-planes and even weapons and missiles are all tuned up and restored using engineering expertise that has been all but forgotten, except in this unique mecca for classic grease monkeys.