Brm: The Saga of British Racing Motors
Volume 2 -Spaceframe Cars 1959-1965
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|Format: ||Hardcover, 368 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 August 2003|
This volume reveals the tortured history of Britain's most emotionally charged and passionately operated Formula 1 racing team. The first volume covered the birth of BRM, and took readers through the years of the troublesome V16 cars and the 4-cylinder 2.5 litre models of the 1950's. This second volume of a four-volume BRM history takes the story forward into the V8 era with the last of the cars built around a tubular chassis. It covers the most successful period in the Formula 1 team's career, including the World Championship won with Graham Hill in 1962, the first two of his five wins at Monaco and the first two of his three victories in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Having access to the BRM company files, the authors have been able to delve deeply into the emotion-charged background to the BRM team's final emergence as a Grand Prix front runner, to their involvement in the Tasman races in Australasia and to their first foray at Le Mans with the Rover-BRM gas turbine cars.
About the Author
Doug Nye is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on classic and historic international motor racing. His expertise is widely sought by car owners, restorers and racers and his accuracy and attention to detail is renowned throughout the book publishing world. BRM has always been his particular passion, and his three volumes on the marque (with a fourth and final volume to come) have set a standard of unrivalled comprehensiveness which have earned him many accolades and awards.
Hot4s.com.au ( Australia ), M ay 2007 Yes, you did read right. The cost on this puppy is $74.95, but it's quite a special book for those in the know. You see, it details the rise and subsequent fall of the great British Racing Motors, which was something of an emotional roller-coaster for Pommie pride throughout the '50s and '60s. The sheer research that must have gone into this thing, not to mention trying to pull all these photos from archives and what have you, must have been absolutely astronomical, and if you're a fan of British motor-racing history, you'll no doubt turn every page with either a tear in your eye or a hand on your heart.If you can stomach the price, it's well worth the effort.
Motor Racing Publications|
28.3 x 21.84 x 3.12 centimeters (1.72 kg)|
15+ years |