BRM, a mechanic's tale



An atmospheric account of BRM at the factory and on the road, from mechanic Salmon’s first trip abroad testing the V16s at Monza in 1952, through descriptions of Alfred Owen’s displeasure at the many BRM failures to Jo Bonnier’s breakthrough win in the 1959 Dutch GP and Graham Hill clinching the 1962 world title. All this is set delightfully in context by tales of travel and, of course, celebration parties. It’s illustrated with copious contemporary photographs of races and informal snaps, sprinkled with passes, programme covers and hotel flyers. NP

Published by Veloce Publishing, £39.99. ISBN: 184584082