McLaren’s executive director Zak Brown doesn’t just have impressive resumes in both racing and motorsport marketing but as it turns out, he also owns a truly remarkable collection of cars extensive enough to make any enthusiast envious.
Given his experience in racing, including competing at the British GT Championship, Spa 24 Hours of Rolex 24, it isn’t surprising that a large portion of Brown’s collection is dedicated to iconic racing cars and boy are there some impressive ones in his possession.
The oldest of Brown’s race cars comes in the form of the 1970 March 701 driven by Jackie Stewart during the 1970 Formula One world championship. It has a Spanish GP victory under its belt and was the first F1 car to ever use a Cosworth V8. Elsewhere, Brown owns the 1974 Lola T332 of Mario Andretti, Dale Earnhardt’s 1977 Chevrolet Nova, the 190 Williams FW07B F1 car of Alan Jones and a 1981 Porsche 935 JLP-3 IMSA.
Things get even more ridiculous from there, chief among them is the 1981 go-kart used by Ayrton Senna during the 1981 World Championship. There’s also the 1981 Lancia LC2 that sat on pole position in the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours, the 1984 Toleman TG-184 of Ayrton Senna, 1986 Lotus Renault Turbo of Senna and the Williams FW11B of Nigel Mansell. More modern racers in his collection include Mika Hakkinen’s 2001 McLaren MP4-16A and Jacque Villeneuve’s 1996 Williams FW18.
As for his road cars, they too are very special indeed and include icons like the 1956 Austin Healey 100M, Chevrolet Corvette C2 Split Window, Ferrari 275 GTS, Jaguar E-Type and Porsche 959. Brown is also the proud owner of a Ferrari F40, an original Honda NSX, an ultra-rare Bugatti EB110, Ferrari 599 GTO and Lamborghini Aventador SV. Fittingly, he has a McLaren in his collection, namely a 675LT Spider and will soon take delivery of a 2017 Ford GT.