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GOODBYE 2021!

As 2021 comes to a close, it’s amazing to take a look back at just how spectacular this year has truly been. Amidst a global pandemic, BRM has faced hurdles at every milestone – would Chassis IV be ready? Would Goodwood go ahead? And yet, through all of these challenges and uncertainties, BRM has forged ahead, and we have been thrilled by the amount of support we have received.

12 months ago, we could not have foreseen that BRM would be entering 2022 with such strength following an incredible year, and we are very excited to see what the next year will bring!

We have compiled some of the BRM team’s favourite photographs from the year below – if you have any stories or photos you’d like to share with us, please feel free to send us an email – we’d love to hear from you!

The engine for the new Chassis IV V16 being fired up for the first time at RAF Folkingham.
The photoshoot of the Rover-BRM, a prototype gas turbine-powered racing car developed in the early 1960s, at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.
John Owen, son of Sir Alfred Owen and owner of the first of the 3 sanction 2 P15 V16’s to be commissioned, stood by the engine after a successful dyno test at RAF Folkingham.
A collection of BRM cars at the British Grand Prix this summer.
The engine and the chassis of the new V16 being brought together for the first time at Hall & Hall.
A V16 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year drawing quite a crowd.
The unveiling of the new Chassis IV V16 at Goodwood Revival this year by John Owen and the Duke of Richmond. 
The ‘Power of Five’ – five V16 cars on the Goodwood Motor Circuit, brought together for the first time led by the new 2021 Chassis IV V16. 
The lineup of 38 BRM cars for the daily BRM parade at Goodwood Revival each day.
A V16 and mechanics from Hall & Hall helping to educate a new generation at Cranford House School supporting Race Against Dementia at the fantastic Wings and Wheels event.
The V16 at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC, where it was displayed pride of place by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC).
The V16 by a Lancaster PA 474, one of only two Lancaster bombers still flying, taken at the BBMF members day at RAF Coningsby.

It’s been a momentous year, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of some key individuals who have been instrumental in helping us to re-awaken the BRM in 2021! On behalf of everyone at BRM, we would like to thank…

Everyone at Hall & Hall who has helped with the build of the new V16, and accompanied the BRM fleet to events throughout the year. Hearing the cars run and bringing the new Chassis IV V16 to life has been a tremendous highlight of 2021, and is a fantastic testament to all of the hard work you have put into the cars. 

The team at Goodwood for their endless support – from giving us access to the Goodwood Motor Circuit to helping orchestrate the BRM parade. 

The entire Genus team for helping to set up the BRM online store as well as digitising the BRM archive – it has truly helped us to bring new offerings to our audience and we are looking forward to continuing our work in the future!

The team at the BBMF members day at RAF Coningsby who helped us to organise the Battle of Britain shoot.

Everyone at the British Motor Museum for looking after the Rover-BRM and letting the public experience such an iconic car in BRM’s fleet.

The team at Silverstone, and particularly the Silverstone Interactive Museum, for showcasing the collection of BRM trophies, and bringing such a spectacular piece of BRM’s motoring history to the public.

Everyone who helped bring the V16 to the NEC for the Classic Motor Show this year.

The Bourne Heritage Centre for telling the BRM story, and for their careful and thorough custodianship of the trophies for the past decade.

All of the journalists, magazines, photographers, videographers, and creatives who have helped us to tell and capture the BRM story over the past year. 

And many, many more! All of us at Team BRM are so grateful for all of your help and support. We hope that you and your loved ones have a very Happy New Year, and we look forward to many more exciting adventures in 2022!

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