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Bruce McLaren tribute set for Silverstone Classic

Published 20 June 2017

Racing legend Bruce McLaren will be honoured at next month’s Silverstone Classic. So far, 117 cars bearing the famous name have signed up to take part in a special parade at the famous Northamptonshire circuit over the weekend of 28-30 July.

The New Zealander won Le Mans, two Can-Am titles, and four Grands Prix before he was killed when testing a sports car at Goodwood in 1970. He was 32 years old.

Today, the McLaren race team has won 20 F1 World Championships – 12 for drivers, eight for constructors – and 182 Grands Prix. McLaren cars has also won Le Mans and the Indy 500.

The parade at Silverstone Classic will take place on the Sunday and include a P1 hypercar, as well as the latest road-going models. Leading the pack will be Bruce’s daughter, Amanda. McLaren’s only child, she was just four years old when her father died.

Mc Laren (1)

Amanda said, ‘I am very excited to be attending the McLaren Owner Group’s national event at the Silverstone Classic, celebrating what would have been my father's 80th year.

‘His dream to build road cars began with his prototype M6GT and has now been realised by the cars McLaren Automotive is producing. I am looking forward to seeing so many of these cars in one place, knowing how proud my father would have been.’

The McLaren parade is the latest in the event’s record breaking one-make or one-model parades. Also set for this year’s event is a parade on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Jaguar XJ220.

Other action includes air shows, classic car auctions, displays from over 120 car clubs, a vintage fun fair and a shopping village and much more. 

Full ticket details are available silverstoneclassic.com

Silverstone Classic

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