Inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991; he raced cars, designed and engineered cars, and founded the McLaren racing team in 1966.
He attended Meadowbank Primary School in Auckland, New Zealand.
McLaren Racing enjoyed an extremely dominant stretch between 1967 and 1972, winning a total of 56 races, a number of which with Bruce as the driver.
He was born to Les and Ruth McLaren.
1976 Formula One champion James Hunt was a member of the McLaren team.