Video: BRM Engine Fire-Up Date Confirmed by National Motor Museum

Click on the Video tab for the V16 running on the test bed!

The first start-up of the National Motor Museum's 1950 BRM V16 will take place at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble after the painstaking rebuild of the treasured F1 racer’s complex engine.

On Saturday May 19th, show-goers at the Hampshire event will hear the incredible roar of the BRM’s powerful but highly-strung supercharged engine, which made it famous during its heyday driven by motorsport aces Juan Manuel Fangio and Reg Parnell. The start-up at 3pm on the Beaulieu Events Arena will celebrate the end of the long and complicated restoration project, and is sure to impress event visitors.

Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble, which takes place on May 19th and 20th, is the ideal platform for the start-up as motoring enthusiasts from across Europe search more than 1,000 stands for classic car parts, automobilia, motoring literature and bargains.

Made possible by generous donations to the BRM Preservation Appeal, the essential rebuild of the BRM’s 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 the only choice to tackle the complicated and fastidious restoration of the engine.

National Motor Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill said: “This is an iconic British racing car and the Spring Autojumble, an unmissable event on the classic car enthusiasts’ calendar and one of Beaulieu’s biggest and best-loved events, is the perfect place for this historic start-up.”

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