Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bourne BRM Day

I live in a small town, in Lincolnshire (also known as 'The 1950s'). It is a cultural backwater. No bands come here, not since Jimi Hendrix anyway (true). But it's cheap.
The next town along, Bourne, is even worse, but for one day, every now and then, Bourne celebrates being the former base of World Championship-winning car manufacturer, BRM. The last time they did it was a beautiful day in October, last year.
Me and my boy went along. It was packed.
Graham Hill drove to a world championship in a 1.5-litre, V8 in 1962. His son, Damon - also an F1 World Champ, of course, drove the actual car through the packed streets. G

7 comments:

Nick said...

O WOW!

Hot Shoe said...

I hope you stopped off in Twenty on the way to Bourne G to soak up the atmosphere!

txcomt said...

Utter coolness...I'm jealous and the Circuit of the Americas is just a few hours south of me!

JamesJ said...

A cultural backwater? Wot y'on bowt Jethro !!
Some of the finest morris dancers in the land found round that neck of the woods.

Marcus @ MarcusMotoDesign said...

Very cool stuff! I buy vintage motorsport magazine with cars just for inspiration on vintage graphics and paintjobs from time to time. -Now I got inspiration at sideblog, again! :-)

747 said...

Purdy gosh darn neat!

Stevie Coles said...

bourne morris rocked at the straw bear this yr!!.
long live the fens!!!!.