McLaren

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Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Dwayne Cameron
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: New Zealand 2016 90 mins. (12A)
Released by Munro Film Services

Bruce McLaren, Kiwi racing legend, driver, inventor, engineer and founder of the McLaren Formula 1 Team, who took on the best of the best of motor racing and won. A man with a dream, a natural driver, respected and loved by all, he overcame Perthes' disease, a hip disorder which left him with one leg shorter than the other to became the biggest name in motor racing. He joined Jack Brabham's Cooper F1 Team in 1958, won the US Grand Prix aged 22 and the legend began. Archive footage and talking heads - the McLaren family and friends, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Dan Gurney, Lohar Motshchenbacher, Chris Amon and Howden Ganley offer a personal insight into a man of vision, passion and innovation.

Bruce McLaren's tragic death aged 32 while testing the new M8D at Goodwood 2nd June 1970, is recalled with heart felt emotion by those who were closet to him. His name lives on as one of the greats in Formula 1 championship.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 00:45