BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors -Volume 2 - Spaceframe Cars 1959 to 1965: Doug Nye & Tony Rudd
HB 368 pages 273 x 215 mm Full colour cover approx. 350 b/w & 30 colour illustrationsLimited edition of 2500 numbered copies Doug Nye is the world’s most respected author and researcher on the historic racing scene and Tony Rudd’s distinguished motor industry career included many years as BRM designer and chief engineer. Little wonder, then, that their first volume of BRM - the Saga of British Racing Motors was hailed as the most detailed and authoritative history of a grand prix team ever published.Ž It 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. Now, Volume 2 of their 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 unique 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. As with volume 1, the print run of this and succeeding volumes is being restricted to 2500 numbered copies. Volume 3, to be published mid-2003, will concentrate on the V8-powered monocoque cars from 1964 to 1968, leaving the final volume, to be published in 2004, to conclude the saga of BRM with the H16 and V12 cars from 1968 to 1978.
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