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Bruce McLaren


Inducted in to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991; he raced vehicles, designed and manufactured vehicles, and founded the McLaren race group in 1966. He went to Meadowbank Primary College in Auckland, New Zealand. McLaren Race enjoyed an exceptionally dominant extend between 1967 and 1972, earning a complete of 56 races, several which with Bruce as the drivers. He was created to Les and Ruth McLaren. 1976 Method One champion Wayne Hunt was an associate from the McLaren team.

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Full Name Bruce McLaren
Date Of Birth August 30, 1937
Died June 2, 1970, Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Auckland, New Zealand
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality New Zealand
Spouse Patricia Broad
Children Amanda McLaren
Parents Les McLaren, Ruth McLaren
Siblings Jan McLaren, Pat McLaren
Star Sign Virgo

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1Among the drivers who have won World Championships in McLaren cars are Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen.
2Killed while testing his own car at Goodwood, England, UK.
3McLaren cars have won more than 100 races in Formula 1 and has won the Indianapolis 500 three times.
4Founded the McLaren Motor Racing team, which has won eight World championships as a manufacturer.
5Had 103 starts in Formula 1.
6Won four Formula 1 Grand Prix races.



Grand Prix1966Douglas McClendon (uncredited)

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Documentary New Zealand: Trio at the Top2001TV Movie documentary
Die Rennfahrer1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Time Between1965Documentary shortHimself
The Young Racers1963Himself (uncredited)

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1Always wore a silver helmet. His McLaren cars were colored a Tangerine Orange.
2Black Kiwi bird was his logo

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