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British Racing Motors (generally known as BRM) was a British Formula 1 motor racing team often described as Britain's Ferrari as it built its own cars. Founded in 1945, the team raced from 1950 to 1977, competing in 197 Grand Prix and winning 17.This is the BRM story told by a man who was both a devoted fan and a loyal member of the British Racing Motors team. Seen purely from a mechanic's point of view this account of BRM is generally complimentary, but at times is critical of personnel and procedures. Dick Salmon was involved in the repeated failures and humiliations of the 1950s, through the gradual progress of winning minor races to the excitement of Jo Bonnier winning the first World Championship Grand Prix in Holland in 1959. BRM's glory culminated in the ultimate honor in 1962, when in East London, South Africa, Graham Hill drove a BRM to victory to win both the Driver's World Championship and in doing so brought the Constructor's Championship to the BRM team, thereby making a considerable contribution to international motor racing history. Probably for the first time, criticism is levelled at both Louis Stanley and the introduction of the H16 engine as contributory factors to the ultimate failure of British Racing Motors: Louis Stanley for his freeloading extravagance, and the rather foolish decision by BRM's management to build such a complicated and bulky power unit.First published in November 2006 by Veloce Publishing Limited, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT, England. ... Alfa Romeo DOHC High-Performance Manual by Jim Kartalamakis Alfa Romeo V6 Engine High-Perfomance Manual by Jim Kartalamakis BMC .... Barrie Price Jaguar XJ-S by Brian Long Jeep CJ by Robert Ackerson Jeep Wrangler by Robert Ackerson Karmann-Ghia CoupAc aamp; Convertibleanbsp;...

Author:Dick Salmon
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2007


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