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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 peak speeds down the Mulsanne Straight exceeding 140 mph.

Celebrating the life of BRM driver Dan Gurney

On behalf of everyone at BRM, we want to make an honourable mention of Dan Gurney, who would have celebrated his birthday on 13th April. A driver for BRM, Dan Gurney won the 1961 Victorian Trophy at the Ballarat Air Strip circuit in Victoria, Australia driving a P48.

BRM Past: Tony Rudd Archives

We have recently digitised a number of negatives from the Tony Rudd archive, kindly shared by Tony’s family with the BRMA

The much-delayed BRM V16 engine was fitted with Rolls-Royce superchargers and Rudd was seconded to BRM in 1951 to assist with their development. He never returned to Rolls-Royce, becoming part of the BRM team for almost two decades. Rudd was involved in the development of the V16 and four-cylinder P25 cars and started to assume more prominence after the Rubery-Owen takeover of the team.

A huge thank you to the BRMA for giving us access to this fantastic insight into the rich and personal history of BRM!

BRM Present: BRM in GQ May 2021

A huge thank you to GQ for this full page feature of BRM’s re-awakening, written by Jason Barlow. 

“Few things are sonically superior to an Italian V12, but a British V16 is among them,” writes Barlow, and we’re inclined to agree. Be sure to pick up your copy and get a glimpse into some of the exciting projects we’re currently working on!

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British Racing Motors has entered a new era – 5 years in the planning, over 70 years since the first V16’s debuted on a racetrack, some 46 years after the last factory manufactured BRM started an F1 race, BRM is re-awakening.

Our mission is to celebrate and convey the BRM story authentically. The Owen family continue to hold this famous marque in trust for the nation, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

 We’ll be sure to bring you the latest BRM news, directly to your inbox, keeping you up to date with the exciting projects and announcements on the horizon.

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