Happy 50th Birthday to ex-Colnbrook resident McLaren!

The Daily Mail this week celebrates the 50th birthday of McLaren with a look back at the history of the company which enjoyed much of its early success from its base in Colnbrook.

McLaren, one of the UK’s automotive success stories, celebrates its 50th birthday today.

The F1 company started life in a small suburban office in New Malden in 1964 and in 1965 moved to Feltham before settling on premises in Poyle.  It now employs some 2,000 workers based in its futuristic, multimillion pound factory, where F1 cars are built and tested, as well as McLaren’s road cars.

McLaren was established by New Zealander Bruce McLaren in 1963, who took the team into Formula One in 1966 at the Monoco Grand Prix.

He tragically died while testing a car in 1970, but the company he founded has gone on to win 12 drivers’ and 8 constructors’ championships.

McLaren's Colnbrook factory

McLaren's Colnbrook factory

McLaren's Colnbrook factory

Read more in the Daily Mail.

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