BRM 2 – The saga of British Racing Motors
by Doug Nye with Tony Rudd
ISBN 1 899870 00 8
Published by MRP, £70
It’s here! Almost 10 years after his first volume on the history of Britain’s most controversial and compelling racing team, Doug Nye has finished his second – only two more to go!
This 386-page offering covers the rear-engined spaceframe cars that gave the Bourne outfit its finest hours in 1962. It was meant to include the monocoque V8 cars, too, but that would have made it 700 pages! There will be volume three.
Nye’s nut, bolt and what-type-of-washer research is staggering. Aided by chief designer Tony Rudd, whose notes are quoted in full, and given access to the Owen family archive, this book tells you everything you need to know. You won’t be able to read this in one sitting. Perhaps not even in 10. But you really should read it. PF