Two supercars outside a country estate

Chasing a Legend; McLaren Automotive returns to Broomhall House

Following their Scottish tour in September 2017, McLaren Automotive again chose Broomhall House as their destination for a brief excursion for the McLaren Senna in January 2019.  Launched in 2018 – to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s debut with McLaren Racing – the McLaren Senna was accompanied on its trip to Scotland by the original 2012 McLaren P1.

Enjoying a burst of winter sunshine, both cars were photographed at Knockhill Race Track after a cross-country dash to Glenshee. An article describing the jaunt appeared in the inaugural edition of Magneto a new magazine for collectors of rare cars.

A legend in his time, Ayrton Senna raced in the shadow of his hero, Jim Clark: in 1991 he made a pilgrimage to Scotland to visit Clark’s alma mater, Loretto School in Musselburgh.

Scottish motor racing legend, Jim Clark sharing a joke with Lord Elgin (then Lord Bruce) at the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, 1963

Jim Clark with the current owner of Broomhall House, Lord Elgin (then Lord Bruce) at an Ecurie Ecosse Association event in 1960s, an era of racing that influenced Ayrton Senna.

Also associated with Jim Clark’s racing career, Broomhall House once served as the base for Ecurie Ecosse Association which supported Scotland’s motor racing foray in the 1960s.  As dusk gathered, the Senna and its stablemate were photographed at the front door where Jim Clark once showcased his Formula One cars for the waiting press cameras.

Broomhall House provides a spectacular setting for luxury car try drive experiences – an impressive, and highly original location. Enquire today for a luxury car try drive experience day at Broomhall’s estate.