Bourne gearing up for BRM day on Sunday

Cars being prepared for BRM Celebration Day. Rick Hall polishing the bodywork of a BRM P153.'Photo: MSMP031012-010ow
Cars being prepared for BRM Celebration Day. Rick Hall polishing the bodywork of a BRM P153.'Photo: MSMP031012-010ow
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The final preparations are revving up for a day to celebrate Bourne’s rich 
motor racing history on 
Sunday.

The event promises to be one of the biggest days in the town’s history, with more than 10,000 racing enthusiasts expected to descend on the town to get a glimpse of BRM racing cars parading through the streets.

The day celebrates 50 years since the Formula 1 World Championship was won by the Bourne-based British Racing Motors, known as BRM.

BRM day committee member Anthony Delaine-Smith said: “This will be a day to remember in Bourne and it is unlikely we will ever have something on this scale taking place again.”

“It is a community event, that has been a big thing all the way through it, and we are so happy to see so many people getting involved with it.”

Richard Bostock, of Bourne Motor Racing Club said on Wednesday: “There is an awful lot to do, people are working through the night and there are not enough hours in the day at the moment but things are coming together.”

“We just need the sun to shine on the day and everything will be perfect.”

Bourne mayor Helen Powell will dress up in 1950s dress.

Coun Powell said: “I am absolutely ecstatic about it. I am expecting there to be a really good party feel about the whole town. It will really put Bourne on the map.

“It is a magnificent things the small group of people organising the day have done.

“I think it is going to be a wonderful boost for all the businesses and general economy of the town.

“I am looking forward to meeting as many of the visitors to the town as possible.