The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is paying tribute to McLaren. The McLaren Motor Racing team was founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren. It’s become the second-most successful team in Formula 1 history. That history is being celebrated with a new exhibition at The Petersen.
The exhibition looks at rare early McLaren race cars like the Cam-Am, Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 5000, and USAC. One highlight, in particular, is the 1967 McLaren M6A, the first McLaren to include papaya-colored paint. The showcase includes examples of modern McLarens, including the 2018 MCL33 Formula 1 race car and many more.
Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges spoke about the exhibition and the history of McLaren. He stated: “McLaren is one of the most storied names in motorsports history.” Mr. Karges added, “The racecars of Bruce McLaren and the company he founded have been at the forefront of design and performance for decades. We are excited to let the public get a closer look at some of these iconic and historic machines.”
The McLaren exhibition opens on June 18th. Take a look at a few notable standouts in the images and find out more from the Petersen Automotive Museum now. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more outstanding examples of speed.
Photos via The Petersen Automotive Museum