It's been 50 years since a young New Zealander named Bruce McLaren
founded a racing car company that would eventually go on to change the world of motorsport. Unfortunately, McLaren himself didn't live to see his company enjoy its worldwide fame and prestige. He was killed in a tragic accident on June 2, 1970 at England's Goodwood circuit while testing the new M8D Can-Am race car. He was only 32. Fortunately, his death didn't mean the end of McLaren itself.