In the 1930s Raymond Mays from Bourne in Lincolnshire founded ERA (English Racing Automobiles) and shortly after the Second World War this became BRM (British Racing Motors)
BRM were to build an all British Grand Prix racing car as a National prestige project.
This culminated in the V12 BRM after the fabulous BRM V16.
A list of the drivers who drove these cars reads like a Who’s Who of famous racing drivers of the time.
BRM keyrings were produced at the time – very few original examples seem to have survived and our vitreous enamel badge was reproduced to exactly the same small size as the original keyfob badge.
The enamel’s National colours of red white and blue are as vibrant as the day the banshee wail of that famous V16 BRM engine was first heard in the testing sheds at Folkingham Airfield.
This key ring can be ordered in the BRM section of the website shop.
The original photo shows Raymond Mays together with a couple of his mechanics and was presented to ‘Nancy’.
A customer has suggested that Nancy may have been Nancy Mitchell who competed at Shelsley Walsh at the time .