One of my first employers is 50 today! McLaren was started by the Kiwi, Bruce McLaren in 1963 and quickly became race winners in Formula One, Can-Am and later after his death at the Indianapolis 500. I was fortunate to work for McLaren in the 90’s and play a small part in Mika Hakkinen’s Championship as a member of the Race Team, stationed back in the factory.
I was also involved in various liveries and while I didn’t design it, I was consulted and helped with application of the ‘modern’ Papaya Orange livery of the West McLaren MP4-12 Test Car back in 1997. I thought it would be cool to see the 2013 car in a retro livery, either the popular orange, or the iconic Rocket Red and White Roof tops of Marlboro at the Italian Grand Prix.