She said it also dispelled the myth that certain things are only reserved for men, like supercars. I couldn’t be more proud, Amanda McLaren declared “It’s fabulous to be here, to be part of the team and part of McLaren Automotive.”. It may only be apparent now, but we are a force to be reckoned with. "She wasn't so involved later as she took motherhood seriously.". "We have therefore lost not only a great lady but also a direct link to our company's origins. McLaren won a European driving scholarship and began driving Formula Two cars. The former Timaru woman was an integral part of the early days in the founding of the McLaren team. Willmott said they became close again over the past few years as he returned annually to England for the Goodwood Revival meetings. Wayne Bruce. Taking into account various assets, Amanda's net worth is greater than $100,000 - $249,999; and makes between $10 - 19,999 a year. When Bruce McLaren decided to set up his own racing company 50 years ago, he found himself surrounded by Timaru people. The Lord is mercifulEarly Birthday spoils! I felt I had a personal connection to the movie, having met his Dad. Formula One driver Bruce McLaren's widow, Patty McLaren-Brickett, has passed away in England. I feel so blessed, and must give all the glory to God. The hand over was also quite an event and Amanda obvs couldn't hide her excitement. The location takes us through the biggest gathering of McLaren cars in the United States ever! After Bruce died, Patty took his place on the Board of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited and was closely involved with the team throughout the 1970s. McLaren chief executive Ron Dennis has expressed sympathy to her family and friends. "I asked Bruce if he wanted to join us lads at the dance hall on Caroline Bay and he came away at midnight infatuated with this gorgeous local blonde, Pat Broad. Copyright 2015 - 2020 Daddy’s little girl is all grown-up, and like her father, she is having the time of her life with the cars that her Father created. "The next day he called me, asking for Pat's phone number and it all started from there.". The brand ambassador talked about the car her Father designed and the rest of the McLarens since then. Amanda was just four years old when her father was killed in a testing accident at Goodwood in 1970. Willmott said later Patty became a key member of the 'Doug House Club', which was charity founded by the Formula One drivers and run by their wives. Bruce McLaren was born in Auckland in 1937, and quickly picked up his Father’s passion for racing. I look forward to many miles in this car, and hope to see more sisters behind the wheel of super cars.". McLaren died at the age of 32 while testing the M8D at the Goodwood race track in England on June 2, 1970. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The actress has made one of her biggest dreams come true after she blessed herself with a brand new Mauvine Blue McLaren 570S, which cost R3, 150, 000 (excluding modifications). "Women are doing big things, they always have been in all sectors of their lives. Thank you @mclaren_za for making me feel so special and for the most amazing handover!❤️ #birthdaymonthlit, A post shared by Amanda du-Pont (@amandadupont) on Jun 12, 2018 at 11:20am PDT. I’m thrilled and blessed to have been able to purchase it in my birthday month. The brand ambassador talked about the car her Father designed and the rest of the McLarens since then. 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At the age of 22, he won the 1959 US Grand Prix, setting a new record for the youngest-ever driver and was runner-up in the 1960 season. Amanda du-Pont blesses herself with a McLaren worth over R3-million 14 June 2018 - 09:34 By Chrizelda Kekana Amanda duPont is a proud owner of a McLaren 570S. "She was especially resolute in the period immediately after Bruce's accident, inspiring 'my boys', as she used to refer to the men who made up the grief-stricken team, not only to keep McLaren alive but also to make it successful. Join Facebook to connect with Amanda McLaren and others you may know. They were married in Patty's home town of Christchurch in 1961 and their daughter, Amanda, was born in 1965. "Those close to me know I have always had a love for cars. From the affordable 570 Coupe to a McLaren P1 with an asking price of $2,000,000 at Gooding & Co. auction. My very own MSO Mauvine Blue McLaren 570s. This is already the best birthday yet. I spoke with the producer of the movie McLaren, Roger Donaldson about Bruce and his racing, “I saw Bruce racing in Australia when I was a boy.” Donaldson created a movie out of bits and pieces of footage, “we searched for the video of the footage of McLaren’s wedding for two years.” Fortunately, there were some key people alive that brought McLaren to life in the movie that are no longer with us. McLaren then founded the famous McLaren Formula One racing team, which continues to race today. They were married in Patty's home town of Christchurch in 1961 and their daughter, Amanda, was born in 1965. The place to be, to remember her Father after his tragic accident would be with McLaren, as brand Ambassador. From all of us at McLaren South Africa, we would like to wish @amandadupont many happy kilometers in her Mauvine Blue McLaren 570S #McLaren #570S #McLaren570S #Daytona, A post shared by McLaren South Africa (@mclaren_za) on Jun 12, 2018 at 7:52am PDT, A post shared by McLaren South Africa (@mclaren_za) on Jun 12, 2018 at 8:06am PDT, Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999. Amanda McLaren’s job is to immerse people in the McLaren brand and be a link to the legacy and heritage that is so important to McLaren. Did MEC Faith Mazibuko just come for Bonang & Nomzamo on the TL? She will be involved in the McLaren P1 GTR Driver Program rollout. Amanda said that if anything, this purchase was proof that women were a force to be reckoned with. 16 talking about this. The woman was apparently sent to steal Marah's "luck" and "get rid" of her. Women are empowering and being empowered. Amanda McLaren’s job is to immerse people in the McLaren brand and be a link to the legacy and heritage that is so important to McLaren. Days where you can afford to walk into a McLaren garage and cop a beast of a car worth over R3-million? Wally Willmott (left) with Bruce McLaren and Patty McLaren in the early days. Amanda duPont is a proud owner of a McLaren 570S. Most people don’t know that the emblem on the car is a Kiwi. "The way that situation was set up, Mahlatse was eventually going to die at the hands of her abuser," says Twitter. The McLaren is one of the cars I’ve had on my vision board. Driving the Nation  Willmott said Patty was fun character who liked a wine, and could hold a conversation with anyone. 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