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BM.tv captures the heartbeat of Brooklands; its history and character, its legacy and stories. As it develops, BM.tv will record stories of the museum as seen through the eyes of its members and volunteers. In addition, you can watch the videos from the Talks series and listen to the podcasts of its presenters. Brooklands is blessed with over 100 years of recollections of motor racing and aviation and here at BM.tv you can get a flavour of both this remarkable history and keep updated with its current activities.

Formula 1 Car by Car 1950-59 with the author Peter Higham

Brooklands Steve Clarke talks with Peter about his new book.

The formative years of the 1950s are explored in this next instalment of Evro’s decade-by-decade series covering all Formula 1 cars and teams. When the World Championship was first held in 1950, red Italian cars predominated, from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati, and continued to do so for much of the period. But by the time the decade closed, green British cars were in their ascendancy, first Vanwall and then rear-engined Cooper playing the starring roles, and BRM and Lotus having walk-on parts. As for drivers, one stood out above the others, Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio becoming World Champion five times. Much of the fascination of this era also lies in its numerous privateers and also-rans, all of which receive their due coverage in this completist work.