Bruce McLaren - From The Cockpit

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Author: Bruce McLaren, Hardbound, 278 Pages, ISBN: B0000CMB1B - First Edition, 1964, -**Second-Hand book in perfect unread condition **

At the age of nine a stocky New Zealand youngster named Bruce McLaren was dreaming of a career as a racing motor-cyclist.

The nearest he got to racing during the next three years was while strapped to a bath-chair in a home for crippled children.

The enforced confinement did not prevent the mechanically-minded Bruce from studying his subject and on discharge he began the long climb which was to put him among the top drivers of the world.

Here, the popular New Zealander traces his career from the early days, when he enviously watched his motor-racing father, through the events in which he himself drove an unpredictable Austin
Ulster to the successful years of competition in a Cooper and the gaining of his country's Grand Prix crown.

In relating his absorbing story Bruce McLaren reveals his personal views on the cars he has handled, the people who owned them, the drivers he encountered and the races he enjoyed and hated.

Here is everything that goes to make up the varied life of a motor-racing star, by one - who has struggled relentlessly from
nowhere to the limelight.

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