Phil Kerr (center) listens as Bruce McLaren (in car) and Denis Hulme discuss the setup of the McLaren M7, during the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix, where McLaren finished 5th and Hulme retired.
Photo: Cryer & Marchant
Many motorsport enthusiasts remember the names of Bruce McLaren and Denis Hulme as part of the Bruce and Denis Show, which dominated Can-Am racing from 1967 to 1972. However, part of the success of the McLaren team stemmed from the people with whom Bruce McLaren surrounded himself; people like Phil Kerr. Phil studied accounting and business management but gravitated to motorsport when he joined a small engineering business in Auckland. He later was on the board of control of the…
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