Articles tagged Bruce McLaren

Page 23 of November 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 2007

Deluge portion

A veteran of the 1929 Indy 500 is one of those under the hammer Along with a packed race programme at the Goodwood Revival, more than 2.5 million pounds worth of cars changed hands at the Bonhams sale on the Friday. Included in this was a rare Isotta-Fraschini that went for £98,500 above its £200,000 estimate.  On the other side of the Atlantic, an ex-Steve McQueen Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso...

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The green shoots of sponsorship

As the first fully-backed team in Formula 1, the British Racing Partnership was envied by the works teams – who finally shut them out It’s what every team manager dreams of: a generous sponsor, a big budget, top cars and someone the press can call the world’s best driver. Today it’s the standard objective. Fifty years ago, when sponsorship meant little more than free tyres and oil, it seemed – to...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– The young Germans outshining the older one…– Should there be room for ‘the little guy’ in F1?– A moment with Rindt that money couldn’t buy After qualifying at Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel muttered something about traffic being a problem, even though there had been but 10 cars in Q3, the final segment. Doubtless there was something in what he said – Vettel was third-fastest when it...

Page 38 of December 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 2009

The perfect getaway

Released from his F1 responsibilities, McLaren boss Ron Dennis has been focusing his energies on production of the new MP4-12C By Rob Widdows When Bruce McLaren died in the summer of 1970 he left many dreams unfulfilled. One of these was to design and build the ultimate high-performance road car. A year before Bruce died while testing his Can-Am car at Goodwood, he built the McLaren M6GT and the...

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Dynosaurs

Plenty of Weird and Wonderful cars were spawned By Can-Am's remarkably Thin rule book. Pete Lyons assesses six of the most intriguing, valiant but ultimately unsuccessful efforts . McKEE(1966-69) Bob McKee was an Indy 500 mechanic in 1961 when he performed one of the first-ever swaps of an American V8 into a British chassis, making a Cooper-Buick for Rodger Ward. Five years later McKee was...

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Grand Prix News for 1966

Not long ago it looked as though the new Formula for Grand Prix racing was going to get away to a slow start, but the last few weeks have seen a splendid upsurge in activity and preparation for the start of the 1966 season. A lot of gloomy people were going around saying that 1966 Grand Prix racing was going to be a farce, with drivers using tired old bodged up cars made from obsolete parts, such...

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The Bruce McLaren Trust

Sir, We felt compelled to respond to the article in your magazine headed 'McLaren Can-Am Can to Star at Goodwood Festival'. Although we commend and support Goodwood commemorating Bruce McLaren (my uncle) and Team McLaren's success, we take issue with comments regarding running a recreated M8B. The article infers it is acceptable to run a replica because the originals do not exist. This is...

Page 48 of May 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, May 2003

'The Whale'

John Surtees talks to Tim Scott about Vanwall's short-lived final project In the end it came to signify nothing more than an epilogue, but the 'Whale' moniker that's been stuck on Tony Vandervell's short-lived rear-engined creation is rather unkind — and perhaps misleading. Although clearly lacking the sleekness and grace of a Lotus 21 or Cooper T53, the sole race outing of VW14, in the hands of...

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Second to none

F1 success was slow to come, but in F2 the spectacular Jochen Rindt set the benchmark – even for Clark and Stewart By Paul Fearnley It was the ‘Summer of Shove’ – for Jim Clark at least. All-of-a-sudden Cosworth DFV shove. Most powerful engine, world’s best driver and most advanced car – the just-bolt-it-on-the-back, still-a-bit-twitchy Lotus 49: no contest. From June 4, when he dominated the...

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The worst car I ever drove - Axle tramp

When the steering wheel came off, it still steered from the rear...John Davenport hears about a saloon with an attitude problem. Ove Andersson is now best known as the President of Team Toyota Europe and the mastermind behind Toyota's six World Rally Championship titles - two manufacturer's and four driver's - and this year's brilliant Le Mans GT debut with the Toyota GT-One. Before that, he had...

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