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BRM V16 Chassis IV Supercharger

During the 1930’s Rolls-Royce had been experimenting with a centrifugal supercharger. The aim was to boost the power of the Bentley sixes with the unit running at six times the engine speed. Rolls Royce was commissioned in 1946 to design a supercharger for the P15 BRM under the direction of Geoffrey Wilde. The result was an innovative two-stage centrifugal supercharger derived from a Merlin engine. With a 6in diameter in

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60TH ANNIVERSARY: 1962 FRENCH GRAND PRIX

Today marks 60 years since the 1962 French Grand Prix, held at Rouen-Les-Essarts. It was held over 54 laps of the compact 6.542 km circuit for a race distance of just over 219 miles.   Credit: Motorsport Images Due to a metalworkers’ strike in Italy, Ferrari was unable to take part in the race, which left the track open for Graham Hill, who was able not only to get away on

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60TH ANNIVERSARY: 1962 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Today marks 60 years since the 1962 Belgian Grand Prix, held at held at Spa-Francorchamps. It was held over 32 laps of the compact 14.1 km circuit for a race distance of just over 280 miles. Both BRM cars had been corrected after Monaco – in Graham Hill’s car, there was a new engine after the Monaco blow-up, but with low-level exhaust system now, and Ginther had the new car with

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BRM AT THE NEC

Last weekend, we had the privilege of attending the Classic Motor Show with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), where the new P15 V16 Chassis 1/04 was displayed pride of place in the NEC.  An enormous thank you to the FBHVC for honouring the V16 and giving us a spot on your Federation Village Green. The FBHVC aims to protect the highway access rights of Britain’s historic vehicle enthusiasts. Each year,

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THE BRM NEWSLETTER: OWING TO OWEN, SILVERSTONE TROPHY MOVE, 2D MODEL OF BRM

Welcome to BRM’s newsletter, and more importantly, welcome to the BRM family. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, and we’re thrilled to have you along for the journey! On This Day: Jackie Stewart wins BRDC International Trophy On the 15th May, 1965, the 17th BRDC International Trophy motor race took place, run to Formula One rules, at the Silverstone Circuit. The race was run over 52 laps, and was

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THE BRM NEWSLETTER: 1959 BRDC TROPHY, SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE ARCHIVE, BBC RADIO LINCOLNSHIRE

Welcome to BRM’s newsletter, and more importantly, welcome to the BRM family. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, and we’re thrilled to have you along for the journey! On This Day: 1959 BRDC International Trophy On the 2nd May 1959, the 11th BRDC International Trophy took place at Silverstone. The race was run over 50 laps of the Grand Prix circuit, and saw Stirling Moss and Ron Flockhart drive

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THE BRM NEWSLETTER: LE MANS 1963, TONY RUDD ARCHIVE, BRM IN GQ

Welcome to BRM’s newsletter, and more importantly, welcome to the BRM family. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, and we’re thrilled to have you along for the journey! On This Day: 24-Hours at Le Mans, 1963 On the 17th April,1963, Richie Ginther and Graham Hill drove the Rover-BRM Turbine on the Circuit de la Sarthe at the 1963 Le Mans. The 3,600 km figure was achieved with hours to spare, and with

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THE BRM NEWSLETTER: EASTER AT GOODWOOD, ROLLS ROYCE SUPERCHARGER, SILVERSTONE GRAND PRIX

Welcome to BRM’s newsletter, and more importantly, welcome to the BRM family. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, and we’re thrilled to have you along for the journey! Easter at Goodwood On Easter Monday, 1953, at Goodwood Motor Circuit, two BRM cars raced for the first time under the aegis of Alfred Owen. Ken Wharton set a new race and lap records, winning the Richmond Formule Libre race by a

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