Bruce McLaren

Classic Driver - - HOLMAN -

al­ways imag­ined that he might one day drive a road car with his name on the nose but I doubt that he would have ex­pected to have his name re­tained on the nose of all the race cars since his death at Good­wood in 1970 and a grow­ing num­ber of McLaren GT road cars.

The first road car was a thinly mod­i­fied ver­sion of one of the 1960s two-seater CanAm racers that de­served its McLaren name. The new­est was the 12C Spi­der I tried for size in the pres­tige Archibald show­rooms in Christchurch a few weeks ago but it re­ally gave me the feel­ing that it should have been called a Den­nis.

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