130 m.p.h Brooklands badge, 1935
Price Code: SOLD
An extremely rare Brooklands ‘130 mph’ car badge – one of only 16 badges ever made – awarded to Charles Brackenbury (British, 1907-1959) on 10th June 1935, the front with classic enamelled design with red and green racing cars on the Brooklands banking, designed by Frederick Gordon Crosby (1886 – 1993). The reverse stamped C. Brackenbury 10.6.35, the badge mounted on an ebonized turned wooden base.
Height: 4 inches (10 cm).
Any BARC member who was officially timed on the banked circuit at 130 mph or over received a speed award in recognition of the successful attempt. Only 16 members acquired this accolade, two of them being women, Mrs. Gwenda Stewart and Mrs. Kay Petre. Each badge, enamelled to the face, with wings atop bearing the BROOKLANDS legend, was personal to the member and stamped to the rear with their name and the date of the recorded speed.
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