Thursday, 16 August 2012

McLaren M6 at Killarney Race Circuit

Seen here was one of the many classic race cars which now return to South Africa for the replica of the Springbok Series each spring.

This McLaren is listed as an M6, Marcus Mussa was the entry and driver, he hails from the Netherlands, no date was given for the age of the car. (1967?)

From the web:

The M6 ​​was a car with a monocoque frame made of aluminum that had both innovative for its time and an unusual attention to detail. The engine used the M6 ​​was the small-block Chevrolet engine built by George Boltoff and proved extremely reliable. That year was Dennis Hulme McLaren racing side by side.

The mixture of racing hardware in one space on this weekend is just an amazing sight to have seen!

Time warp cars and to be found in Cape Town once a year!
Masten Gregory, a legend indeed!

Michael Cox from Kansas City, Missouri, writes about his
hometown hero and a legendary racer: Masten Gregory
Sports car legend Carroll Shelby called him "the fastest American to ever go over and race a Grand Prix car;" He scored a podium finish in his very first Formula One World Championship Grand Prix start (a first by an American) and was also a winner of the world famous Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race; Formula One legend and two-time World Champion Jim Clark considered him to be his hero

The origianl badge, what do the F1 McLarens carry today I wonder?

Running any engine at a Cape Town meeting without an air filter is not to be advised.

V8 power in such a small car must be fun.

Two of the many race cars not only on display but racing out on the track over the two day program.