The international racing circuit in Taupo, New Zealand, has been renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park after the legendary Kiwi racing driver and constructor.
McLaren continues celebrating its 50 years of racing in the team's latest video, which looks back to the days when the company's namesake and founder was out running the cars himself. It proceeds up from there, covering the team's multiple world champions and including some classic racing footage along the way, much of which is attributed to the late Bruce McLaren, who was tragically killed in testing in 1970.
Last week was the fiftieth birthday of race team and exotic manufacturer McLaren. In honor of the momentous occasion, all work stopped, and the guys and gals that build the cars, design the parts and make the tea (it's England, after all) swapped spanners for flute of champagnes and watched as a procession of historic McLaren models drove through company headquarters.
British television network Sky has aired the second episode of Tooned, and this time, the digitally animated cartoon follows the story of McLaren founder Bruce McLaren and his early life in New Zealand. McLaren drivers, who were the focus of the first episode, take a back seat on this one.
It's been 50 years since Bruce McLaren founded his now world-famous Formula One team. For half a century, the name has been at the forefront of racing and performance development, and to mark its golden anniversary, the company has crafted three short films. The first, titled simply "Courage," follows a fictionalized version of the team's founder as he recounts his brief life on the day of his death. At just under four minutes, the quick clip manages to succinctly capture the passion and drive n
It was back in 1963 that 26-year-old Bruce McLaren founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd. in London with no more than a handful of dedicated employees. Today, nearly fifty years later, the McLaren Group employs more than 2,000 and is credited with developing, manufacturing and racing some of the world's greatest supercars on a global stage.