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Over 100 McLaren cars to join together for the first time in tribute

20 June 2017

Over 100 McLaren cars will gather for the biggest gathering of McLarens in one place for a special tribute to the car’s founder, Bruce McLaren.

McLaren Owners Club will launch the biggest gathering of McLaren road cars in the same place at the same time at Silverstone Classic next month to mark what would have been Bruce McLaren’s 80th year.

Over 100 McLaren road cars from the 1992 F1 to the P1 hypercar and the latest 570GT will gather together on Sunday 30 July, which will be led by Bruce’s only child, Amanda McLaren.

McLaren P1 hypercar
Mclaren 570GT

Bruce McLaren formed McLaren Automotive in 1963. The New Zealander won Le Mans and four Grands Prix before tragically losing his life aged just 32 in an accident when testing a sportscar at Goodwood in 1970.

Amanda McLaren 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.”

Today McLaren has won 20 F1 World Championships and 182 Grands Prix. McLaren cars have also won Le Mans and the Indy 500.

Jeff Vaudrey, administrator of the McLaren Owners Group, said: “Since our inception 18 months ago, the McLaren Owners Group has grown rapidly with more than 250 members across the UK, many of whom will be joining us for the largest-ever gathering of McLaren road cars in one place. We are excited to be joined by Amanda McLaren to pay tribute to her father with a spectacular track parade at the Silverstone Classic.”

The McLaren parade is the latest in a long line parades taking place at the annual festival of classic motoring and motor sport. The 25th anniversary of the remarkable Jaguar XJ220 will be celebrated on Saturday 29 July with a notable cavalcade of the ultra-rare two-seat 200+ mph supercar.

The track pageants are just one aspect of the Silverstone Classic weekend. Track action will see more than 20 races and demonstrations with entries from more than 1,000 historic racing cars of all shapes and sizes including F1 cars of all eras, sports and GT cars from the 1950s and 1960s, Group C Le Mans racers, pre-war sports cars, touring cars and GP Bike Legends.

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