Formula 1 fans can take a glimpse back in to the past as the McLaren Formula 1 car will be on display at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park this month.
As part of the celebration of 50 years since the Formula 1 World Championship win by Kiwi driver Denny Hulme in 1967, his car, the McLaren M23 will be on display.
The M23 Cosworth Ford-powered car won the World Championship for McLaren in 1974 and again in 1976.
Denny Hulme is the only New Zealander to win a Formula 1 World Championship, which he won in 1967, also earning him the title of New Zealand Sportsman of the Year.
His racing career started in an MG TF. Over his career, he competed in 532 races, with a 44 per cent podium success rate. He made 112 starts in Formula 1 Grand Prix and won eight. He also raced in Formula Junior, F2 at Le Mans and Nurburgring and in the legendary ‘Bruce and Denny show’ in the Can-Am series, where both Kiwis Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme each won the championship twice.
The Bruce McLaren Heritage Centre will open the display on Saturday October 28 and Sunday 29 and will run for six weeks.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post