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The Bruce McLaren Scrapbook [Hardcover]

Richard Becht , Jan McLaren
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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30 Jan 2012
He was all things to motor racing - a man whose prodigious gifts earned him a place in history. In 1959 he became the world's youngest and New Zealand's first F1 Grand Prix winner - a record that would stand for almost 50 years. Tragically on 2 June 1970 less than 11 years after his first Grand Prix success Bruce Leslie McLaren died at the wheel of his car on the test track. Packing more into those glorious days than seemed possible in an extraordinary twist of fate his fame reached greater heights after his death as the motor-racing company he named and created became one of the most prestigious vying with the likes of Mercedes Renault and Ferrari. While McLaren began as a driver he was also a visionary who became an exceptional engineer constructor designer and inventor. Now 40 years after it ended so abruptly his life and achievements are celebrated as never before in the BRUCE MCLAREN SCRAPBOOK.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand) (30 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1869508947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1869508944
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 29.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 632,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...a real triumph and a fitting tribute --Total Kit Car magazine, May, 2013

About the Author

Richard Becht, who lives in Auckland, has been a writer and journalist for more than 30 years, working in print, television, radio, public relations and media communications. Currently media manager for the Vodafone Warriors, he has written numerous sports books, including the bestselling biography of Tawera Nikau, Standing Tall. Another of his books was Champions of Speed, a nostalgic work about New Zealand motor-racing drivers Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great book, full of all those wonderful personal items that could only come from a personal family archive. Bruce McLaren was a genius, way ahead of his time. To have packed so much into only 33 years is testament to the man. The tragic circumstances of his death only make his loss all the more poignant. I think an era died as well. It must have been a golden time. This scrapbook certainly suggests so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce McLaren Scrapbook 30 Dec 2012
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I enjoyed this book immensely ,a magnifying glass was necessaery for some of the reproduced letters. A book well worth purchasing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 14 Dec 2012
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Well what can I say about this book besides, it's the mutts if you're a 50 year old petrolhead like me. One tip from me though, don't flick through it before you buy, as you're spoil the surprise!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars For any F1 enthusiast 27 Nov 2012
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My husband is a formula 1 and has been for many years and has thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to any petrol heads out there!
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