BMC Competitions Department SECRETS

BMC Competitions Department SECRETS


  • By Marcus Chambers, Peter Browning & Stuart Turner
  • Published August 2005 (UK)
  • ISBN 1-904788-68-8
  • £24.99 UK

For the London to Sydney Marathon, team instructions included the recommendation that a firearm be carried by the crew of each car ... "A small pistol which can conveniently be located under cover in the car is what we have in mind" ...

Bullet Points
  • Be prepared! - much of this is sensational
  • The truth behind the Mini's Monte Carlo disqualification in 1966
  • Never before published photos and internal memos and documents
  • An insight to the politics of BMC and its movers and shakers
  • Details of planned prototypes
  • Limited edition! 251 copies signed by all three authors available from the MG Car Club in Abingdon
The revealing and surprising inside story of the legendary BMC Works Competitions Department told by the three Competition Managers of the highly successful BMC/British Leyland race and rally teams based at Abingdon. The book reveals the inner workings and machinations of one of the most successful motor sport teams Britain has ever seen. Based on previously unpublished internal memos and documents, and the recollections of the prime movers, the book describes the ups and downs, and the politics of big time competition in an exciting era. An excellent and entertaining read and an important factual documentation, no motor sport enthusiast should be without this book.

The Authors
Marcus Chambers - BMC Competition Manager 1955-1961, the period during which the Works Austin-Healey was in its heyday. Stuart Turner - BMC Competition Manager 1961-1971, the era of the Works Mini. Peter Browning - BMC Competition Manager 1967-1970, when the Department closed, this was the period when the Works Sebring MGC was at the fore.

Hardback. 192 pages. 250mm tall x 207mm. 205 photos and illustrations.

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27 October 2005 Staff

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