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Brands Hatch fan takes transatlantic trip to this weekend's Masters Festival

Tuesday, May 24 2011

Brands Hatch fan Andrew Nethercott has made a longer journey than most to visit this weekend's Masters Festival (28-30 May), having taken a transatlantic flight to be at the circuit!

Andrew was born in nearby Dartford and brought up in neighbouring West Kingsdown before emigrating to Canada with his parents in 1969, then moving to Syracuse in upstate New York.

Andrew's recent family history is closely linked with the circuit and his grandfather Phil competed in sidecar races back when Brands Hatch was a grass track, and later in life sold tickets on the gate.

Paying a brief visit to the circuit prior to the weekend with members of his family that have remained in the UK, Andrew was thrilled to receive a limited edition race poster, which is sure to be given pride of place in his garage back in the States!

The family are keen motorists and both Andrew and his father own classic British roadsters, indeed Andrew is looking forward to seeing MGs and Triumphs on track at the Masters.

"Brands Hatch has always been dear to my heart," Andrew said. "It has a great influence on my family, so coming here to see an event with classic cars has significance as it gets right back to my roots."

Tickets for the Brands Hatch Masters Festival are available in advance until midday today (Wednesday 25 May), from £17 for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. To book, call 0843 453 9000 or click the link below.