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McLaren Horsepower For Autosport International Showcase

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This month's Autosport International show will include a glorious display of McLaren machinery spanning more than 40 years of the team.

Beginning with the 1969 M7C, which in Bruce McLaren's signature orange livery took the team's first F1 victory the exhibition includes seven of McLaren's F1 challengers, the MP4-23 – the car Lewis Hamilton drove to the 2008 Drivers' world championship the most recent example and one of six present which have claimed world titles.

The seven also includes the most successful F1 car ever – the MP4/4 which dominated the 1988 season as Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost won all but one race that year, Senna taking his first title.

However, McLaren were, and are, not simply an F1 team.

The greatly anticipated new road car – the MP4-12C – will also be on display alongside the racing version of the company's last road car which won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995 for the driving trio of JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya. The Indianapolis 500 contesting M24B and the M8D Can-Am car round out the glittering gathering.

The exhibition will include the MP4-12C, McLaren's new road car

Autosport International (13-16 January) is one of the world's premier motorsport shows, the 2011 event including appearances from stars from across the racing firmament as well as the Fifth Gear Live Action Arena, where BTCC champions Jason Plato and Tiff Needell host an action packed display.

The Checkered Flag are giving away up to five pairs of tickets for the show, you can read more about the show, and how to enter the competition here.

Tickets are on sale for the show, starting at £30 a day for adults and £19.50 a day for children (under fives are free). For more information on the show, and to book tickets visit

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