November 16, 2023
British Racing Motors was founded just after the Second World War with the objective of building an all-British Grand Prix car for the post-war era as a national prestige project, with financial and industrial backing from the British motor industry channelled through a trust fund. In due course it fell to one of the partners in the trust, Alfred Owen of the Rubery Owen group of companies, to take over the team in its entirety. Between 1954 and 1970 the team entered its works F1 cars under the official name of the Owen Racing Organisation, scoring World Championship success with Graham Hill in 1962.
In celebration of BRM's 70th anniversary, the Owen family commissioned the build of an authentic new BRM Type 15 Mk 1 V16 Chassis IV, based on the design of the original 1950s race car. We welcome to Brooklands members of the Owen family who will present the story of how the project was conceived and then executed, whilst also sharing artefacts and film from the extensive BRM archive.
This event will be in person in the Clubhouse and broadcast on BM.tv Livestream
The Members' Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available.
Plan your visit
November 16th, 2023 7.30pm - 10:00pm
Non Members £15.00
Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN
For evening talks, please use the Campbell Gate (signposted “JTI”) on Brooklands Road using the above postcode. Do not follow brown signs to the museum. Parking is free.
Stepped access to the Napier-Room
To book your tickets click the book links in the ticket information block or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Livestream bookings will be sent the web link in advance of the talk.