Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The 50th anniversary of McLaren was celebrated today at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance with a special display class of significant race cars. Shown below are ten of the rare cars that were displayed at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. This is the second "Pick Your Favorite" post, featuring same-day coverage from top concours d'elegance events across the country. The previous post featured Microcars at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance.

The Best of Class award winner will be posted below once the decision of the judges is announced.

These are not just pretty cars on display. Most have been raced in recent years on the vintage and historic circuits. Here's a look at Denny Hulme's McLaren M8F, 3-time winner in the 1971 Can-Am Series from 2012:


McLaren Cars from Amelia Island Concours

1) 1965 McLaren-Elva M1A

  • Designed by Bruce McLaren, only 20 built
  • SCCA and USRRC raced when new

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


2) 1966 McLaren M1B

  • Engine converted from Ford to Chevy for 1967 season
  • Vintage raced in Europe and US for past 20 years

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


3) 1967 McLaren M6A

  • Original team car driven by Bruce McLaren in 1967 Can-Am Championship
  • One of only three built
  • Chevrolet V8 producing 528 horsepower
  • Owned by Griot's Garage

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


4) 1967 McLaren M6A

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


5) 1968 McLaren M6B

  • Currently driven by Jim Pace in the Modern Can-Am Series
  • See video below from Road America in 2013

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


6) 1969 McLaren M6B GT

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


7) 1970 McLaren M8 E/D

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


8) 1971 McLaren M8F

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

  • McLaren team car assigned to Denny Hulme for 1971 season
  • Competed in all 10 races, winning at Mossport, Edmonton, and Riverside
  • See video below from recent vintage race

9) 1974 McLaren M16C

  • Winner of 1974 Indianapolis 500, driven by Johnny Rutherford (his first of three Indy 500 wins)
  • Won two additional races in 1974, placing in top 10 eight times

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


10) 1977 McLaren M23 (Marlboro)

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance