Early 1952, Bramble HQ, Middlesbrough, UK
“Bob, we have a problem.” The person who the sentence was directed at looked up from his own desk.
Samuel just turned the official looking letter around;
To Bramble Motors,
Please finalise your driver lineup for the 1952 Corso di Fruinia within 1 week. Failure to comply will result
in the unconditional retirement of all cars in the Bramble team. This is your last warning.
“Well, we best get on with it!” Exclaimed Robert, grabbing 6 random files from his desk, “There we go, sorted.”
“…We need 8 people mate.”
Robert just stared at Samuel.
And…well, you get the idea.
It’s at this point a secretary walked in, only to blink in confusion at the stare one of the most powerful people in the company gave the other, who just said one word,
Team Bramble AKA 4 Countries
In the #93 Condo Sprint;
Name: Seaton Hill
Nationality: N. Irish
This calm and soft-spoken individual is intensely competitive behind the wheel, leading to Bramble entrusting the smallest, and easiest to control car to him. Doesn’t seem to mind too much, as he seems to be able to get anything airborne, including a tank!
Name: Lloyd Collins
Nationality: N. Irish
An adventurer more well known for not dying rather than any driving skill, Lloyd has spent almost a decade in hostile environments, and is hoping his map reading and improvising can help the Condo to a class win.
In the #95 Bramble Bismuth 6;
Name: Alasdair Parks
This apprentice is probably regretting entering, because nothing says “Don’t screw up” like giving your most powerful car to the youngest team member, and the only one in your employment….
That being said, he has proved himself to be a very precise driver, although time will tell if he can be with this monster.
Name: Ewen Burke
Ewen is the only person on any Bramble who doesn’t drive a car – He’s more about motorbikes. However, he more than makes up for this by being successful on the bike, with the most skilled fingers in the team – if anyone can fix it, Ewen can.
In the #96 Bramble Envoy;
Names: Tomos and Finn Greenwood
Ages: 25 and 28 respectively
This brother team are constantly at each other’s throats (Sometimes literally…),but pull through when the going gets tough. They have experience with Brambles – they learnt to drive in a Phoenix, the first Bramble model.
Finally, in the #97 Bramble Bismuth;
Name: Robert ‘Bob’ Chamberlain
Co-founder of Bramble, Robert is the one with the ideas and the money that meant the company could be born in the first place. It does have to be said that not all his ideas are any good, although he does have flashes of brilliance. Thanks to the Royal Engineers, does know how to survive being stranded in the desert…
Name: Samuel Moore
The other Co-founder of Bramble, Samuel is the more level headed one, usually in charge of the books and mechanicals of any design. He learnt his trade during WW2, fixing all manner of army vehicles. His ideas regularly work, but don’t have the…’flair’ of his partners.