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BM.tv captures the heartbeat of Brooklands; its history and character, its legacy and stories. As it develops, BM.tv will record stories of the museum as seen through the eyes of its members and volunteers. In addition, you can watch the videos from the Talks series and listen to the podcasts of its presenters. Brooklands is blessed with over 100 years of recollections of motor racing and aviation and here at BM.tv you can get a flavour of both this remarkable history and keep updated with its current activities.
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CRUSADER: JOHN COBB’S ILL-FATED QUEST FOR SPEED ON WATER. With the author Steve Holter

The tale of Crusader, the jet-powered boat of 1952, appears to be a simple one about the ambition of John Cobb and Reid Railton, two unassuming but deeply gifted men, to break the water speed record on Loch Ness only for their efforts to end in tragedy. In fact the story behind that fateful outcome — Cobb’s death on his first high-speed run — is a complex web of clever design and inspirational endeavour mixed with personality clashes and errors of judgement. After many years of research, including access to a wealth of original documentation, Steve Holter unravels the entire saga of the ill-fated Crusader and presents a compelling detective story.