The McLaren company is the famous English organization which was engaged in commercial activity in the early sixties of the XX century. The main inspirer and the ideologist of firm was always a legendary racing driver and the engineer Bruce McLaren which team with an enviable regularity pleased the admirers with large victories in the various Grand Prix and the championships.
Sports automotive industry became the main specialization of the newly appeared company which prime purpose was development of new prototypes for start in an auto racing (including, in races of the class "Formula One"). The McLaren M1 car presented in 1963 which next year for the first time in history came for start of the serial race CanAm appeared the first such car. This car was equipped with the 8-cylinder Oldsmobile engine made at that time providing simply phenomenal indicators.
In the next some years McLaren M2B cars, and also McLaren M3 which received the mass of positive comments from motorists from all corners of the world were published. At once they were followed by even more stunning success marked by large victories in the CanAm series.
In a season of 1967 Bruce McLaren together with the workmate on command managed to win the first five of six races of a season then took priority and in the championship. On the earned money Bruce and his associates managed to let out and present to the public McLaren M4A and McLaren M5A cars, on last of which the V-shaped 12-cylinder power unit was installed. In spite of the fact that the car appeared not the most reliable, McLaren could lick it into shape and ensure a champion title.
The McLaren M7 model was marked by the new engine from Henry Ford's company, and also existence of several modifications. One of them could lead in 1969 Bruce McLaren to the next champion's title in races of the CanAm series. Having won all races of the championship with the partner in team, Bruce again struck Europe then turned to work over McLaren M10A.
Today the company for 40% belongs to DaimlerChrysler corporation while other 60% of actions are under Ron Dennis's control and TAG Group S.A., which perform directly management and resolve all major issues connected with development of the organization, certainly, deserving the first line in classification of "Formula One".1 - 50 | 51 - 71
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