Bruce McLaren was one of the icons of motor racing in the sport's 60s ‘golden age’ – he won four Grand Prix, and joined fellow Kiwi Chris Amon to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The McLaren team he founded became one of the most successful in Formula One. In this documentary, director Roger Donaldson returns to the tarmac where he has made a mark before — Smash Palace, his fictional story of a race car driver, and two films inspired by Invercargill's DIY racing legend Burt Munro. Stuff reviewer James Croot called McLaren "engrossing, enlightening and surprisingly emotional".
These guys were the spitfire pilots of the 50s and 60s.– From the trailer for the film
General Film Corporation
Released 1 June 2017 in New Zealand cinemas
Released 25 May 2017 in cinemas in the United Kingdom, then 29 May on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Platforms