Hill’s BRM heads to Shelsley

| 31 May 2012

Graham Hill’s 1962 P578 ‘stack pipe’ F1 car will take centre stage this weekend (2-3 June) as Shelsley Walsh celebrates the 50th anniversary of BRM’s championship-winning year.

The event will showcase many of the cars that played a central role in the team’s history, including the P25 that Jo Bonnier drove to victory in the 1959 Dutch GP – BRM’s first championship F1 win.

Also scheduled to attend are one of the bellowing V16s, Barrie Baxter’s P48, plus the TechCraft BRM – built by late hillclimb legend Roy Lane using the engine and four-wheel-drive system from the 670P.  

Meanwhile, Mike Luck will demonstrate the P261, which belongs to Richard Attwood and still competes in historic racing.

The team’s famous Leyland Transporter will deliver the P578 and the P48 to the event and will also be on display.

Big names from BRM's past will be out in force, too, including manager Tim Parnell, designer Tony Southgate and David Owen OBE, son of team boss Sir Alfred Owen.

Peter Lawson, who won the 1968 British Hillclimb Championship in a 670P, will also make a return to the historic venue.

For more details visit the event’s website.