New Zealand legend Bruce McLaren’s amazing life and achievements are going to be the subject of a feature length film. Many are familiar with the McLaren name from Formula One but often are unaware of the Kiwi connection. Bruce conquered Formula One, Le Man and Can-Am as an engineer, designer, mechanic and driver as outlined in this article by Sandy Myhre. With this story and a talented production team it promises to be a wonderful movie.
Bruce McLaren Film To Be Made - Xtra Motoring
22/01/2007 Sandy Myhre
A full-length feature film on the life and times of New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren is to be made over the next two years….
Bruce McLaren Trust Website
“Bruce McLaren was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1937 and was died tragically whilst testing one of his cars at Goodwood circuit, England on June 1970. From the young school boy with Perthes Disease, strapped to a metal frame at the Wilson Home in Takapuna, Auckland, to a world class international motor racing driver, engineer and designer whose name is still used in Formula 1 motor racing today, is a remarkable achievement.”
The New Zealand Heroes : Bruce McLaren : www.nzedge.com
Team McLaren has been the most successful team in world motorsport since it appeared in 1966. McLaren cars and drivers have taken the chequered flag at Grand Prix races 123 times, won 19 Formula One World Championship titles (more than any other team in the history of the sport), dominated Cam-Am events (56 wins between 1967 and 1972) and taken three Indianapolis 500 races. The man who started it all, Aucklander Bruce McLaren, was a brilliant driver, with vision that extended far beyond the driver's seat…