BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors (R/P) Volume 1: Front engined Cars 1945 - 1960: Doug Nye & Tony Rudd
432 pages 273 x 215mm Full colour cover393 b/w and 18 colour illustrations 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. It covers the tortured birth of BRM, and takes readers through the years of the troublesome V16 cars and the 4-cylinder 2.5-litre models of the 1950s. Originally published in 1994 in a limited run of 2,500 numbered copies, it has been out of print for many years. But now, a further short-run printing of unnumbered copies has been authorised in response to the urgent demand generated by the recent publication of Volume 2 (ISBN 1 899870 00 8, £70.00, May, 2003) of what is now scheduled to become a four-volume complete set. Having unique access to the BRM company files, the authors have delved deeply into the emotion-charged background to the BRM team’s creation, its near-collapse and then its troubled survival prior to its final emergence as a front-running Grand Prix team. The team’s creator Raymond Mays and its great benefactor Sir Alfred Owen, as well as drivers like Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, Froilan Gonzales, Tony Brooks, Jo Bonnier and many other stars of the past all figure prominently in this remarkable motor racing saga.
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