Mclaren’s in­au­gu­ral grand prix ma­chine breaks cover at Good­wood

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The first Mclaren Grand Prix car to race, M2B chas­sis num­ber 2, was at the Good­wood Re­vival for the Re­turn to Power cel­e­bra­tion mark­ing the three-litre F1 cars from 1966.

Rob Hall was due to drive the car that he and his fa­ther Rick re­stored for Tom Wheatcroft.

Af­ter many years in the Don­ing­ton Col­lec­tion, the M2B is now with a pri­vate col­lec­tor.

“It’s a great priv­i­lege and a fan­tas­tic car,” said Hall, al­though the car was re­duced to static display af­ter re­fus­ing to run. Bruce Mclaren tested chas­sis 2 at Good­wood in 1966 ahead of its first race in the Monaco Grand Prix with a three-litre Ford V8 en­gine.

Mclaren M2B on display

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