Denny Hulme's 1969 Can-Am victory in a McLaren M8B was one of the high points of motorsport for enthusiast Bob Rubin, who commissioned artist Chris Gilmour to make this amazing full-scale M8 from cardboard and hot glue.
We're not new to Chris Gilmour's amazing cardboard car art (remember the cardboard Aston Martin DB5?), but that doesn't mean it's stopped being cool. Gilmour starts with factory blueprints and fashions incredibly accurate replicas of cars — including a full interior — using nothing more than cardboard and hot glue.
This very cool full-scale McLaren is his latest effort. It was commissioned by auto enthusiast and well-known investor Bob Rubin (no, not the former U.S. Treasurer), and it commemorates one of his favorite moments of Can-Am racing. "This car, with Denny Hulme at the wheel, beat the Chaparral in what was probably the pinnacle of competition at [Bridgehampton]," said Rubin, "I commissioned... Chris Gilmour to make a 1:1 McLaren M8B out of recycled cardboard, using only the original plans from Trojan, found on the Internet, [and] an X-acto knife and a glue gun."
The model faithfully recreates one of the most iconic cars from one of racing's most outrageous eras. Slap a coat of high-gloss paint on it, and you'd be hard-pressed to tell it from the real thing.
(Yes, that's the MacLaren stroller logo on the M8B's wing endplates. No, we have no idea why it's there.)