The B. R. M. Story - Louis T. StanleyLondon: Max Parrish, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel which has been reinforced with archive tape. Blanks likely tanned and spotted. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “The B. R. M. has achieved the success it so long deserved. The World Championship triumph of 1962 was no flash in the pan. The following season the Bourne cars finished second and third in the Championship table, whilst 1964 saw the supreme Grand Prix honour missed by the slender margin of one point in that dramatic last round in Mexico. The mishaps which haunted the company’s early history are a thing of the past. It is appropriate, therefore, that someone so closely associated with its career should produce what is in essence a critical examination and appraisal of what was the most criticised car in British racing history.
Never afraid of making a controversial statement, Louis Stanley again lives up to his reputation. He does not attempt to whitewash the years when thousands of pounds were poured into the project with no results to show apart from music-hall jokes. Over a million pounds had to be spent before tangible success came in 1962. Louis Stanley pinpoints the weaknesses, faults and flaws, and goes on to show how the transformation was effected. No one could give a more accurate and calculating pen-picture, for he is intimately connected with the struggles behind the scenes to win World Championship honours. With his wife Jean, who is equal owner of the cars with her brothers Alfred and Ernest, and contributor of a third of the total cost, Louis Stanley flies all over the world to wherever the cars are raced. The result is an authoritative, personal and critical record reinforced by a choice selection of illustrations.”