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Founded in 1949 and based in the market town of Bourne in Lincolnshire, BRM raced from 1950 to 1974, competing in 172 Grands Prix and winning 17. The team achieved 11 Pole Positions, 15 Fastest Laps and still holds the record for winning the closest-ever Grand Prix Finish.

“Without BRM, Britain’s £11bn motorsport industry would not exist in its current form.” – Sir Jackie Stewart


The Owen family has owned BRM since the operation was acquired by Sir Alfred Owen (Chairman of Rubery Owen) and his siblings Ernest and Jean in 1952.

The family recognise the historic significance of all that was achieved by the team and all those that ‘made it happen’ in period.

BRM is a significant piece of motor racing history.

In 2019 four members of the family, all direct descendants of Sir Alfred, started to think about what should be done with the marque – we called this project “The Re- Awakening”.

There were three main objectives, to tell the story, introduce BRM to a new audience, and go racing with the commissioning of Chassis IV.

The re-awakening project is other-centred – it is about championing those that made BRM possible and honouring their legacy in the present, while at the same time looking at what BRM might undertake in the future.

Our view is very much that we are custodians of this very significant piece of British motorsport history. We hold it in trust for all those who made it happen, and indeed for the nation and future generations. We want to acknowledge and highlight just what was achieved by these remarkable people.

Paul, Nick, Simon and John Owen