Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1952, BRM, Formula Libre, Ken Wharton, Motorkits, Villa Model

1952 BRM P15 Wharton

The BRM Type 15, or Mk.1,  was the first car produced by British Racing Motors. The car was fitted with a revolutionary and highly complex supercharged 1.5-litre British Racing Motors V16 which produced considerably more power than any of its contemporaries. The car made his first appearance during the 1950 British Grand Prix when Raymond Mays gave the car a demonstration run in front of the very large Silverstone crowd. The car raced in few F1 World Championship and non-Championship races in 1950-51, as well as in F1 and Formula Libre races in 1952-1953. This model by Motorkits represents the car driven by Ken Wharton in the 1952 Daily Graphic Trophy, a Formula Libre race held on 27 September 1952 at Goodwood. Wharton finished 3rd in this race, behind two other BRM cars of Jose Froilan Gonzales and Reg Parnell.

1952FLDaily Graphic Trophy, Goodwood
Driver No.Entrant
Ken Wharton7
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Motorkits / Villa Model
Cat. No.QualityRarity
– / VM424
Motorkits kit modified and built by Villa Model

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