Interesting and unusual models that are rarely seen outside of our museum display. Only the P57 is a real kit as such, the other two starting life in the slot car world. More information on these models can be found by following the sign on the right.

   BRM’s story is often told and can be found on many web pages. The team seems to be portrayed as inept, or bungling, “a camel is a horse designed by a committee” sort of thing, but it isn’t quite so easy to pigeon hole them at all.

   Anyone who hasn’t read the BRM story as told by Raymond Mays should, as although it is undoubtedly propagandist and rather old in its use of English, it is all the same, illuminating.

   Born of noble sentiments, in a very hard time for everyone in Britain, and undoubtedly hampered by the number of people trying to have a say, British Racing Motors was, in the end, a success story. Furthermore, the drive and ambition of Raymond Mays and Peter Berthon must be considered as having influenced other British constructors too. Vanwall can be directly traced to BRM roots, Colin Chapman was called in to consult on suspension and chassis issues and BRM engines were used by Cooper and Lotus owners, as well as team Lotus on occasion.

   The newspapers and fans never knew whether to love them or loath them, carried along on patriotic waves then dashed on rocks of disappointment and despair. If the fans felt the pain of the mechanical failures, and no-shows, could it really have been any less painful for the drivers, mechanics, fitters, designers, suppliers, fund raisers............

 1/24th scale models.

 Built by Ian.

   These models were built at intervals over more than 15 years. The first one built was the P25 made from moulds taken from a Merit kit and cast in resin, with additional scratch built details. Then came the Auto Hobbies slot car body of the 1962 "Stackpipe" and a lot more scratchbuilding. Fiberglass is not the easiest medium to work with. Lastly the 1964 BRM Cox static kit upgrade, basically their slot car body with a few concessions to the static market, again needing a lot of scratchbuilding to bring it up to date.