BRM V16

How Britain's auto makers built a Grand Prix car to beat the world

BRM V16 How Britain's auto makers built a Grand Prix car to beat the world
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Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845840372
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Few cars of any kind have a more exotic and exciting reputation among enthusiasts than the first BRM, a 16-cylinder wonder machine that was a bright beacon of promise in Britain’s drab post-war years. Heralded as a certain race winner and backed by the nation’s motor industry, exploiting the seized secrets of the 1930s Germans, the British Racing Motor bid fair to put the UK at the top of the Grand Prix tree. It did come good--producing more than 500 horsepower--but only after the Formula 1 for which it was built had expired. From the files of the Ludvigsen Library come more than 80 rare photos of the BRM, one of the handsomest, indeed sexiest, racing cars of all time. Related articles and ephemera round out the story of a bold but ultimately misguided British venture that delivered too much too late.

The author

A motor racing enthusiast from his school days, the late Anthony Pritchard is recognized as the leading authority on Ferrari's racing activities. He not only attended many of the races that took place during the period covered by this book, but personally knew many of the drivers and Technical Directors responsible for Ferrari's many racing successes.

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Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845840372
Illustrations: 142 b-w, 13 line
Size: 10 in x 10 in x 0.5 in / 254 mm x 254 mm x 12.7 mm
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