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Hot4s.com.au (Australia), May 2007
Yes, you did read right. The cost on this puppy is $74.95, but it's quite a special book for those in the know. You see, it details the rise and subsequent fall of the great British Racing Motors, which was something of an emotional roller-coaster for Pommie pride throughout the '50s and '60s. The sheer research that must have gone into this thing, not to mention trying to pull all these photos from archives and what have you, must have been absolutely astronomical, and if you're a fan of British motor-racing history, you'll no doubt turn every page with either a tear in your eye or a hand on your heart.
If you can stomach the price, it's well worth the effort.
Présentation de l'éditeur
Continues to reveal the tortured history of Britain's most emotionally charged and passionately operated Formula 1 racing team.Doug Nye is the world's most respected author and researcher on the historic racing scene and Tony Rudd's distinguished motor industry career included many years as BRM designer and chief engineer. Little wonder, then, that their first volume of BRM - the Saga of British Racing Motors was hailed as the most detailed and authoritative history of a grand prix team ever published. It covered the birth of BRM, and took readers through the years of the troublesome V16 cars and the 4-cylinder 2.5-litre models of the 1950s.Now, Volume 2 of their four-volume BRM history takes the story forward into the V8 era with the last of the cars built around a tubular chassis. It covers the most successful period in the Formula 1 team's career, including the World Championship won with Graham Hill in 1962, the first two of his five wins at Monaco and the first two of his three victories in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.Having unique access to the BRM company files, the authors have been able to delve deeply into the emotion-charged background to the BRM team's final emergence as a Grand Prix front runner, to their involvement in the Tasman races in Australasia and to their first foray at Le Mans with the Rover-BRM gas turbine cars.As with Volume 1, the print run of this and succeeding volumes is being restricted to 2500 numbered copies. Volume 3, to be published late-2003, will concentrate on the V8-powered monocoque cars from 1964 to 1968, leaving the final volume, to be published in 2004, to conclude the saga of BRM with the H16 and V12 cars from 1968 to 1978.* Please note: As Volume 1 is out of print, the publishers will be commissioning a short reprint of unnumbered copies later in 2003 to enable new subscribers to complete their four-volume set.