There has been plenty written about racing legend, Bruce McLaren, but a new work, the Bruce McLaren Scrapbook, chronicles his life and achievements in a way that is much more close to home.
The magnificent 296 page book was lovingly put together using his family archives and was a special project for his sister, Jan McLaren. She wanted to launch the book amongst like-minded people, so she opted for venues with a racing heart; Ruapuna Raceway in Christchurch, The Giltrap Audi Showroom in Auckland and the Rush Collection Museum in Feilding.
The Christchurch event was particularly significant in that it coincided with the Wigram Revival Meeting, where Formula 5000s battled it out for the Lady Wigram Trophy, a trophy that Bruce McLaren won two years in a row in 1963 and 64.
Because of the history between Gulf and Bruce McLaren, ANZPAC Oils Ltd played a part in the book launches, supplying drinks at the Christchurch event and sending representatives to Auckland and Feilding. It was a natural partnership for ANZPAC Oils, which values the importance of the McLaren in Gulf and New Zealand history. Jan too, appreciates the historic links. “It’s fantastic to see the Gulf brand in New Zealand and re-invigorate the history with Bruce…it’s like the past, present and a great future, working together with ANZPAC Oils as an important sponsor of the Bruce McLaren Trust. We are delighted to be involved again with the Gulf brand,” she said.