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McLaren From The Inside: Photographs by Tyler Alexander

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McLaren From The Inside: Photographs By Tyler Alexander offers a vivid and uniquely personal perspective on two eras at one of racing’s greatest teams. After joining Bruce McLaren’s new team as a mechanic in 1964, Tyler Alexander played a critical role in creating its earliest cars, which quickly scored wins in Formula 1 and dominated the Can-Am sports-car series. At the same time, Tyler was also recording the team’s progress through hundreds of vivid photographs taken during spare moments at the track and behind the scenes at the McLaren factory.

Tyler Alexander with Timmy Mayer on the grid at Teretonga, New Zealand, during the 1964 Tasman Series.

Tyler Alexander with Timmy Mayer on the grid at Teretonga, New Zealand,
during the 1964 Tasman Series.

Lotus founder Colin Chapman and his wife Hazel during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix in 1964.

Lotus founder Colin Chapman and his wife Hazel during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix in 1964.

Mark Donohue is congratulated for his victory in the 1966 Nassau Trophy race as Roger Penske looks on.

Mark Donohue is congratulated for his victory in the 1966 Nassau Trophy race
as Roger Penske looks on.

Bruce McLaren liked to test a new car without the bodywork in order to get a sense of how it performed without any aerodynamic effects. One result seen here is the M6A’s front tire lifting off the surface at Goodwood.

Bruce McLaren liked to test a new car without the bodywork in order to get a sense of how it performed without any aerodynamic effects. One result seen here is the M6A’s front tire lifting off the surface at Goodwood.

A well-armed Bruce McLaren emerges from a tarpaulin covering the M7 Formula One car during a rainy testing session at Brands Hatch in 1968.

A well-armed Bruce McLaren emerges from a tarpaulin covering the M7 Formula One car during a rainy testing session at Brands Hatch in 1968.

Bruce McLaren on the track at Brands Hatch in early 1968, in Denny Hulme’s M6A Can-Am car. In 1967 Bruce and Denny drove the M6A to victory in five out of six Can-Am races.

Bruce McLaren on the track at Brands Hatch in early 1968, in Denny Hulme’s M6A Can-Am car. In 1967 Bruce and Denny drove the M6A to victory in five out of six Can-Am races.

McLaren team principal Ron Dennis with that “We’ve just won” look on his face after Heikki Kovalainen’s victory at the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix.

McLaren team principal Ron Dennis with that “We’ve just won” look on his face after Heikki Kovalainen’s victory at the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Flanked by engineers in the McLaren garage, Jenson Button stares at a monitor showing his results from a practice session at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2010.

Flanked by engineers in the McLaren garage, Jenson Button stares at a monitor showing his results from a practice session at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2010.

McLaren From The Inside collects Tyler’s best photographs from two very different eras. Part I covers the team’s formative years in the 1960s through black-and-white shots of Bruce McLaren and company building, testing, and racing cars in England and around the world. Friends and competitors are also included, among them such great drivers as Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, and Jackie Stewart, as well as team leaders John Cooper, Carroll Shelby, and Colin Chapman. In Part II, Alexander captures the high-tech, hypercompetitive atmosphere of today’s Formula 1 with images taken during the first decade of the 21st century. Along with a new generation of driving talent—Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen—Alexander’s lens also focuses on the designers, engineers, mechanics, and other team members who continue to make McLaren so successful today.

Book Details
McLaren From The Inside: Photographs by Tyler Alexander
By Tyler Alexander
Hardcover, 11” by 11”, 144 pages, 115 black-and-white and 10 color photographs
Retail price: $49.95
ISBN: 978 1 935007 18 0
Available July, 2013

Ordering Information: McLaren From The Inside is available through specialty motoring booksellers and directly from the publisher. Orders can be made by calling 602-852-9500 or by visiting David Bull Publishing. For orders in the United Kingdom please contact Chris Lloyd Sales & Marketing Services, which distributes David Bull Publishing books, at (0) 1202 649930.

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