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McLaren M8F


Between 1966 and 1974 the ‘Can-Am’ Challenge encouraged the production of some of the most powerful racing cars ever built.

By 1967 McLaren had become dominant and went on to win five consecutive titles.

This iconic McLaren M8F couples effective aerodynamics and compliant handling with at least 800 bhp from an aluminium 8.8 litre Chevrolet V8.


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Chassis 9/72 was the last M8F built by Trojan.

It was bought by Bill Cuddy Motorsport in the US for the 1972 Can-Am series.

It raced a couple of races under the Cuddy colours, then it was sold to Commander Motorsport.

Later in the year it had a crash, and was then re built and sold to John Fulston in the UK.


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Fulston then raced it in the Atlantic Computers race series in Europe, where it was very successful winning several races. The car was then sold to Richard Eyre who won the European Thundersport title with it.

Bought by Lord Bamford, chassis number 9 has been in its famous JCB livery since 2012.

With its blistering performance the car has achieved more pole positions, fastest laps, class wins and outright victories than any of its competition.

At Goodwood Festival of Speed the car has achieved four consecutive class wins. Its top speed has been recorded at 208 mph.....


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Current owner and driver, Jamie Thwaites bought this fabulous McLaren in 2018 and is presented in its race prepared and immaculate condition

Jamie will be demonstrating the M8F on all 3 days up the hill.

He will be joined by other Can Am cars which will be announced soon.

It will be on show in between its runs so take time out to view this iconic Can-Am McLaren.


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Yorkshire Motorsport Festival

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26th - 28th June 2020

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