AW proud to support British Racing Motors 50th Celebration

Damon Hill, Grand Prix winner, drove his father’s car through the Lincolnshire town as 25,000 enthusiasts lined the streets.

Damon Hill, Grand Prix winner, drove his father’s car through the Lincolnshire town as 25,000 enthusiasts lined the streets.

AW Repair Group was delighted to support a momentous celebration of motoring history this weekend.

British Racing Motors, founded by Raymond Mays in the small Lincolnshire town of Bourne, on Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill winning the Grand Prix in their race car.

In a poignant moment the champion’s son, Damon Hill, himself a Grand Prix winner, drove his father’s car through the Lincolnshire town as 25,000 enthusiasts lined the streets.

AW’s Commercial Development Co-Ordinator Anna Wooster commented: “We are so proud to have been involved in this fantastic day marking Bourne’s massive contribution to the world of motor racing. The atmosphere was fantastic as people joined together to witness this grand prix blend of old and new.”

Damon’s poignant drive led a parade including all British Racing Motors F1 models and other marques from 1962 including Lotus, Lola and Cooper.

BRM fell into financial difficulties in the late 1970s and closed its factory doors in 1977. Raymond Mays, the son of a local wool merchant, died in his home town of Bourne in 1980.

“With AW’s prestige approvals, including Porsche, LandRover and Volkswagen Group, we were delighted to be warmly welcomed by the BRM Day organizers and present ourselves to the thousands of motoring fans who joined the celebration,” added Miss Wooster.

Zandvoort 1962: Graham Hill. In 1962 he won his first Formula 1 race at Zandvoort and went on to claim his first World Championship.

Zandvoort 1962: Graham Hill. In 1962 he won his first Formula 1 race at Zandvoort and went on to claim his first World Championship.