The BRM story began in 1947 with the formation of the British Motor Racing Research Trust under the guidance and driving force of Raymond Mays, aided by leading figures in the British manufacturing industry. Their aim - to build a Grand Prix car that would put Britain well and truly in the centre of the motor racing map. Post-war Britain’s racing contingency were hungry for success and BRM’s lack of accomplishment attracted unreasonable derision from spectators and backers alike. However, once relieved of Grand Prix pressures (after GP status had been conferred upon Formula 2) and constant boardroom directives, BRM finally began to benefit from the inspiring influence of Alfred Owen.
Thus a much more favourable scene was set for the creation of the Type 25 2.5 litre 4-cylinder BRM which is explored in full in Volume Two of The BRM Story. Here you can witness the P25 as it made its debut with Peter Collins in late 1955. It proved to be mighty quick, if fragile, throughout 1956 and gave the BRM faithful a glimpse of what was to come. This promise was fulfilled with its first victory in the non-championship Caen Grand Prix in 1957 with Jean Behra. Motoring historian Neville Hay recaptures this promising period in BRM’s history and finally, to Alfred Owen’s immense joy, their first win in a World Championship event in 1959 with Jo Bonnier.
Some of BRM’s greatest players feature through both interviews and archive action footage - Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Bruce Halford, chief designer Tony Rudd and David Owen. You can also enjoy again some tremendous duels and drama on the tracks as BRM fought to become a greater force in the high speed competitive world of GP racing.