McLaren Memories

McLaren Memories

Hardback

By (author) Eoin Young

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 36mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 24 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 1844251195
  • ISBN 13: 9781844251193
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 382,082

Product description

Eoin Young's anecdotal reminiscences about Bruce McLaren, his great friend and compatriot, will be compelling reading for fans of 1960s motor racing. Drawing from his own memories, interviews with Bruce's inner circle, the young kiwi's letters home, the magazine column they co-wrote and contemporary newspaper reports, Young recreates that golden era when racing drivers were mates and racing was fun.

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Bruce's childhood, hillclimbs and sprints, racing an Austin-Healey, and having the Indianapolis Maserati 8CLT to get running. Jack Brabham stays with the McLaren family for the 1954 New Zealand GP. Buying the 1500 bobtail Cooper sports car from Brabham, then the 1750 single-seater Cooper. Notes from Phil Kerr and Merv Mayo, runners-up in the Driver to Europe scholarship. Formula 1, Le Mans, Tasman Series, CanAm. Fatal crash while testing at Goodwood in 1970; diary of that last day with Ron Smith, running the pit. Bruce McLaren Trust and the McLaren Motorsport website.