This car has been at the last few Classic Speed Fests. this time as I was wandering about, it was inside the scrutineering shed and being that it was raining outside, I thought it would be an ideal moment to shelter from the rain and take a few shots of a fantastic and impressive vehicle.
If you’re unaware of Bruce McLaren and/or Denny Hulme. I would suggest you get visit this website; http://www.mclarenmotorsport.co.nz/
Once you’ve done that, come back and oggle the beauty that is this car. I probably should have taken more photos but I think I was getting in the way of people as it was so I didn’t want to spend too long fluffing about.
Each of the photos links directly to a 1024×768 version. Alternatively you can view the flickr gallery of 9 photos via the link at the end of this post.
…and the last one, just to give you a slightly better idea of the ground clearance;
It’s just so good to see this car out, about and used. If you’re wondering about the sound that cascades from the beautifully crafted pipe setup, the simple answer to how it sounds, is ‘magnificent’. It has a distinctive roar that sets it apart from the rest of the F5000 and other open wheelers and the car itself a presence like none other.
If you like the look of this creation, minichamps do a 1:18 scale die-cast.
Model Number: 530731807
Keep your eyes peeled, within the next few days I’ll have a photo gallery and post about another impressive and rare car that was at the event. In the meantime though, here’s the flickr gallery link to the M23 photos.