The McLaren F1 and its creator, Gordon Murray, are being celebrated at the London Classic Car Show.
A unique display consisting of no fewer than five McLaren F1s will be on hand at London’s ExCeL centre from February 18-21, including two standard road cars, two GTR racers and a long tail F1 GT road car. Considering only 106 McLaren F1s were ever built between 1992 and 1998, with only 64 of those being road cars, this is one of those rare opportunities to see the exotic up close and personal.
The showcase will also feature numerous F1-related artifacts including the race suit worn by JJ Lehto when he won the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours behind the wheel of an F1. Joining the race suit will also be the road car’s bespoke luggage, a BMW engine block, one of the TAG Heuer watches given to each owner and an example of the car’s bespoke tool kit, made from gold-plated titanium.
To celebrate the F1’s 20th anniversary of its famous Le Mans 24 Hours victory, technical drawings, photos and special films produced by McLaren will also be showcased.
“Last year we paid tribute to Adrian Newey with an amazing display of his world beaters; this year we are putting the spotlight on Gordon Murray and, in particular, the amazing McLaren F1 he fathered,” explained event director, Bas Bungish. “All those involved in what’s clearly going to be a very special homage to the F1 believe it will be by far the best, and most complete, insight ever put together for the public – thus something no car enthusiast will want to miss. As well as Gordon himself, we are working very closely with those at McLaren’s own MSO Heritage and acknowledged F1 specialists Lanzante to ensure this fabulous display is as comprehensive and detailed as possible.”
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