Host of events planned to celebrate Bourne’s history of motor racing

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HUNDREDS of people turned out to hear how a host of events will be held to celebrate the area’s rich history in motor racing.

A parade of classic Grand Prix cars, an exhibition of the history of Bourne-based BRM Racing Team and a replica grid from their 1962 World Championship win will feature at the car extravaganza, which is set to take place on Sunday, October 7 through the streets of Bourne.

The event is being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the team’s title winning year, when team driver Graham Hill was victorious.

An events committee presented a number of plans for the celebration at the Darby and Joan Hall in Bourne last weekend.

Proposed events include a parade of the old Grand Prix cars being driven through the town by former drivers, and the committee is also hopeful that former Formula One world champion Damon Hill, will be on show to drive his father Graham Hill’s 1962 car in front of the crowds

The events committee were delighted at the support from the public at the planning meeting.

BRM Day’s press officer Carol Corliss said: “We were delighted at the response of the public who numbered about 500 people over the two days.

“The enthusiasm shown is a great incentive to all of the hard work that we know lies ahead of the committee.

“We aim to bring the people of Bourne and visiting motor racing fans an occasion long to be remembered from this unique event while at the same time giving a boost to local business’s from the day.”

The day is also set to include an inclusive 1962 club ticket, where holders can enjoy reserved parking, a souvenir programme and lunch and refreshments, as well as a host of other events to create a carnival atmosphere in the town.

Proceeds from the day will be split between Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Anyone interested in volunteering on the day can contact the organisers by visiting www.brmday.co.uk.