thanks to our local video shop for having a copy of the
recent doco McLaren, made by Kiwi Roger Donaldson -
who made The World's Fastest Indian - it's a terrific overview
of Bruce's life and work. I was a fan since, as a 17 year old, standing
at the edge of Peter's corner at Sandown in 1964, taking photos of
the Tasman cars as they hammered into that tight corner leading onto
the back straight. and was there when the Coventry-Climax four in
Bruce's Cooper (designed and partly built by him) quietly dropped a rod.
only 32 when he died, he achieved an amazing amount.
as is tonight's Dutch TT from Assen. yes, I know there's an F1 race on, but
the moto gp is real racing, about a third of a second covering the first ten
on the starting grid.