BRMs let loose in Lincolnshire

| 9 Oct 2012

The centre of Bourne – home of British Racing Motors – was closed last Sunday as some of the firm’s most famous racing cars made the streets their own.

Fantastic machinery wowing the 20,000-strong crowd included a P578 – which guided Graham Hill to the World Championship in ’62 and was driven by his son Damon (above) – two V16s from the ’50s, a P57 ‘stack pipe’, two P207s and a P48 that had been shipped from the USA.

Other famous ex-works drivers in attendance included Sir Jackie Stewart (above, driving a P261), who made his Grand Prix debut with the team in 1965, Richard Attwood and Howden Ganley.

Adding to the single-seaters was a cavalcade of pre-’63 road cars, a parade of period transporters and a fly-past from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s C-47 Dakota, the military version of the DC3.

The day also celebrated pre-war machinery from ERA, another marque that was founded by Raymond Mays and based in Bourne.

Local firm Hall & Hall was instrumental in organising the event, the profits from which were donated to two local charities – the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the Bourne Outdoor Pool.

To find out more about the day, click here.