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Legendary BRM F1 racer will fire into life to celebrate 50 years of the Beaulieu autojumble

Published 13 July 2017

An historic start-up of the National Motor Museum's 1950 BRM V16 racer will take place at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble to mark five decades of the world-famous event. 

A essential date on the classic calendar since its creation in 1967, this year’s event on 2-3 September will be the first time the iconic racing car has run in public, following a painstaking rebuild of its complex engine.

On Sunday, 3 September, show-goers will hear the roar of the BRM’s powerful but highly-strung supercharged V16 engine, which made it famous during its Formula One heyday. Back then it was driven by motorsport aces Juan Manuel Fangio and Reg Parnell.

The start-up at the entrance to the National Motor Museum will celebrate the end of the long and complicated project, and is sure to impress event visitors from around the world.

BRM V16 Fangio Silverstone 1953

Made possible by donations to the BRM Preservation Appeal, the essential rebuild of the BRM’s complex engine was boosted when the National Motor Museum Trust became the 2014 Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity. BRM expert Hall & Hall, of Bourne in Lincolnshire – a motor sport specialist with historic links to the original British Racing Motors (BRM) company – was chosen to tackle the complicated engine work. 

Doug Hill, National Motor Museum manager and chief e, said, ‘This is an iconic British racing car and the 50th anniversary of the International Autojumble, Beaulieu’s biggest event, is the perfect place for this historic start-up after its major engine rebuild.’

To book tickets in advance online, for prices or more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or call the ticket hotline on 01590 612888.

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