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#1 twinpotter

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Posted May 29 2017 - 04:18 PM

Just watched the Mclaren movie and I have to say what a magnificent watch.

Great archive clips from newsreel and home movies,with interviews from family and friends. On similiar lines to Senna and Road(Joey Dunlop)movies.

Knew that Bruce was the instigator and inventor of how we see Mclaren today. But his dedication,hard knuckle input and desire was immense.

Great footage from F1 like Mclaren teams first win at Spa in 68. But especially the Can-Am stuff,like Bruce's come from behind win at Mosport in 66.Then the exploits at LeMan and Indianapolis.

Didn't realise too Teddy Mayer and Alistair Caldwells contribution early on. Thought they came into Mclaren much later with James Hunt.

Then the sad ending which leaves you reaching for the hankies.

This is a must watch for any motor sport fan but especially all us GPL nuts.

Definately in my motorsport dvd collection !

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Edited by twinpotter, May 29 2017 - 04:23 PM.


#2 Chris Amon

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Posted Jan 14 2018 - 04:59 PM

View Posttwinpotter, on May 29 2017 - 04:18 PM, said:

Just watched the Mclaren movie and I have to say what a magnificent watch.

Great archive clips from newsreel and home movies,with interviews from family and friends. On similiar lines to Senna and Road(Joey Dunlop)movies.

Knew that Bruce was the instigator and inventor of how we see Mclaren today. But his dedication,hard knuckle input and desire was immense.

Great footage from F1 like Mclaren teams first win at Spa in 68. But especially the Can-Am stuff,like Bruce's come from behind win at Mosport in 66.Then the exploits at LeMan and Indianapolis.

Didn't realise too Teddy Mayer and Alistair Caldwells contribution early on. Thought they came into Mclaren much later with James Hunt.

Then the sad ending which leaves you reaching for the hankies.

This is a must watch for any motor sport fan but especially all us GPL nuts.

Definately in my motorsport dvd collection !

TP:

I watched this recently and I didn't move a muscle for the duration of the DVD! I knew quite a bit about the man and his racing team and the personalities involved through books by Eoin Young, Phil Kerr (To Finish First) and Tyler Alexander but I was still engrossed. Alastair Caldwell's account of finding Bruce after the accident is incredibly moving, quite harrowing actually. It was also moving seeing a range of faces who are no longer with us since the film was made: Patty McLaren, my racing hero Chris Amon, Phil Kerr and Tyler Alexander.

I would recommend the film to anyone with an interest in that era of motorsports. I would also recommend the McLaren tapes, I bought the CD from the McLaren Trust well over a decade ago now and it's a real blast to hear Bruce talking.

http://www.bruce-mcl...products_id/161

PS: Did Teddy Meyer ever pen a biography?

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Posted Aug 15 2018 - 01:35 PM

Assuming it's the same film, . .

For UK viewers it's on ITV 4 tonight @ 9pm. (And catch up if you miss it). ;)


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Posted Aug 19 2018 - 07:29 PM

View PostChris Amon, on Jan 14 2018 - 04:59 PM, said:


Alastair Caldwell's account of finding Bruce after the accident is incredibly moving, quite harrowing actually.


Alistair Caldwell's brother, Bill, was also killed, in a race crash at Teretonga in his Brabham, in 1966, so, doubly tragic for him.




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