BRM V16 in Camera

BRM V16 in Camera
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Format: Hardcover, 368 Pages
ISBN: 9780857332356
Specs
Illustrations: 300 b/w & 20 color illustrations
Size: 9.06 x 11.03
Weight: 0.25 lb.
Published: Nov. 1, 2012
Price: $96.00
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Following in the mould of 'Silver Arrows in Camera', this book explores in period photographs the extraordinary story of the BRM V16, which raced between 1950 and 1954. Over 400 photographs, including a small amount of rare colour pictures are accompanied by an informative commentary. BRM (British Racing Motors) was a motor racing venture created in 1950 to represent Britain in the new Formula 1 category. A symbol of Britain’s post-war rebirth, the BRM car did nothing by halves: its 1.5-litre 16-cylinder supercharged engine and advanced specification made it a technical tour de force, but it earned a reputation as a fantastic folly, such that Stirling Moss described it as ‘without doubt the worst car I ever drove’. This book is a fascinating portrait of a racing car that still engenders enduring fascination.

Anthony Pritchard is a prolific author who in recent years has been producing books of ever-greater authority. His recent titles for Haynes include Mille Miglia, Aston Martin: A racing history and Scarlet Passion.

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