Mclaren’s inaugural grand prix machine breaks cover at Goodwood
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