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Courage 50 Years of McLaren

Courage - Bruce McLaren Tribute

Courage – Bruce McLaren Tribute

The McLaren Formula One Team is 50 years old, and to celebrate it they produced this great tribute video to Bruce McLaren and his legacy.

Life is not measured in years alone,
but in achievement

In only3 minutes it gives a great insight into the man that Bruce McLaren was, and clues as to why his legacy lives on so long after his death. The videos title “Courage” says it all.

Bruce started his team way back in 1963 and is credited with a number of innovations that are still used to this day on modern Formula One cars. He was one of the modern day pioneers of motorsport worldwide.

Bruce McLarens Legacy

Bruce McLarens Legacy

Bruce McLarens Legacy

Join Tyler Axexander and Gordon Coppuck, themselves, two legends in McLaren history as they discuss working with Bruce McLaren and the time immediately following Bruce’s death in a Can-AM testing accident at Goodwood in 1970.

The video also features the starting up of a McLaren M8 inside the McLaren Technology Centre. Some interesting stories from two guys who were there in the early days of McLaren.

Bruce McLaren Remuera Racer

Remuera is a suburb of Auckland City in New Zealand, where Bruce McLaren grew up and spent most of his life before heading overseas to race, so it’s a fitting name for a 60 minute tribute DVD put together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970.

This spectacular video, highlighting Bruce’s life and his racing achievements is available at the Throughtout The Gears Website. Below is the trailer for the DVD.

Bruce McLaren Describes Mosport

A great piece of video featuring Bruce McLaren himself explaining a lap of the Canadian Mosport circuit. Some great Can-Am footage from 1966 is also mixed in showing the various corners as Bruce talks his way around the track. A classic piece of film featuring Bruce McLaren himself.

In addition, below is a 9 minute video covering the 1966 Can-Am race at Mosport. Bruce McLaren had won it in 1964, and was looking to repeat in 1966. Chris Amon plus all the other stars of the Can-Am series are also featured in this timeless piece for video.