BRUCE MCLAREN FROM THE COCKPIT
Bruce McLaren was just 27 when he penned his autobiography in 1964 – a tender age for such an undertaking. Then again, he’d already squeezed an awful lot into his short life, enduring a debilitating childhood illness, moving to Europe as a racing driver of promise and making history as the (then) youngest ever grand prix winner. Ahead of him and beyond this book lay the foundation of his own team, Can-Am glory – and his tragic death in a testing crash at Goodwood in 1970.
His book has long been considered a prime period source, with his optimism shining through his easy narration. So what a great idea to republish it now, just as it was, with an added preface from his daughter Amanda. With all that we know was to come, Bruce’s words carry added resonance.