Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated on September 2 1963, when the 26-year-old New Zealander mustered together a small crew to design, build and race cars bearing his own name, operating from a small, cramped workshop in New Malden, Surrey.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of McLaren Racing. While the name has become synonymous with winning Formula One cars and insane street cars, the man behind that name tends to be not as well known.
McLaren may not have won the F1 constructors’ championship for 13 years, but it’s certainly not for the lack of young talent. Pictured here is a pedal car race for the children of Formula One people from 1969, and the girl in the top car, team founder Bruce McLaren’s three-year-old daughter Amanda, had serious…
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.
Here's your daily Nordschleife diversion: nine minutes of professional footage from the dawn of aerodynamics.
What if you could get Alberto Ascari, Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark and Bruce McLaren 'round the table for a sit-down on the current state of Formula 1? A guy by the name of Parminio did just that on an unofficial McLaren fan site. Mindful that with the exception of the safety of modern F1 cars, the racing seemed to be so…