Post by Mark Huber on Oct 20, 2012 22:01:54 GMT -5
Title: ...B.R.M. The Saga of British Racing Motors Author: ...Doug Nye (with Tony Rudd) Three Volumes (to date) Published by MRP Publishing Ltd ISBN Nbrs: 0 94798137-3 Vol I Vol II and 978-1-899870-64-6Vol III Year of publication: 1994, 2003, 2008 Language: ...English quality of book: (softback, hardback) Hardback Classification: The definitive history of British Racing Motors Vol I Front Engined Cars 1945-1960 Vol II Space Frame Cars 1959-1965 Vol III Monocoque V8 Cars 1963-1969
Everything you wanted to know (and didn't know) about BRM from its origins at the end of WWII, the struggles with its spectacular but unreliable V16s to the evolution of the rear engine cars, the first (and only) world championship in 1962 with the P578, and the campaigns of the beautiful P261s from 1963-9. Volumes II and III also benefit from the inclusion of all of Tony Rudd's race reports to Sir Alfred Owen. Doug Nye is the master writer of this era. The technical details are brilliant, the race reporting is fascinating and the pictures are stunning. The drama of Messrs: Raymond Mays and Peter Berthon in Volume I is as good as any novel, and it's all true.