Western Leader : Western Leader 2nd November
4 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS Unit H/251 Lincoln Rd, Henderson (Beside Bunnings Warehouse) For all enquiries phone 09 838 2030 and 0274 742 743 Cash, eftpos & all major credit cards welcome BAMIAN RUG HOUSE OPEN 9am-6.00pm • SALE MUST END MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER MEGA RUG SALE UP TO 80% OFF OVER 8000 RUGS ON SALE NOW INDIA PAKISTAN TURKEY EGYPT BELGIUM AFGANISTAN IRAN CHINA Huge selection of hallway runners AFGHAN HAND KNOTTED Size 250x350cm TOP QUALITY TURKISH COLLECTION Size 200x300cm TOP QUALITY AFGHAN HAND KNOTTED PURE WOOL Size 200x300cm MADE IN TURKEY Size 200x300cm RRP $3598 NOW $999 80% OFF 65% OFF 70% OFF MADE IN IRAN Size 200x300cm MADE IN TURKEY Size 190x280cm All Sizes Available Limited Stock ADE IN INDIA HANDMADE WOOL Size 160x230cm WAS $1598 NOW $749 WAS $297 NOW $149 WAS $2598 NOW $519 WAS $1999 NOW $699 WAS $5998 NOW $2999 NOW FROM $9-$199 EACH were $27-$198 NOW $10-$99 p/m PERSIAN BALUCHI HAND KNOTTED Size 150x300cm WAS $698 NOW $349 WAS $399 NOW $179 WAS $798 NOW $239 PERSIAN HAND KNOTTED Size 130x240cm M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M NZ'S LARGEST IMPORTER OF QUALITY RUGS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD 3220019AF Free epilepsy seminar on tomorrow People who have epilepsy or want to know more about the condition can attend a free seminar on November 3. Epilepsy Association of New Zea- land Inc's Auckland branch hosts the meeting at the Integrated Neurological Foundation, 2 Claude Brooke Drive in Henderson from 10am to noon. Causes of epilepsy, triggers and medication will be covered. Call 837-2530 or email joan. firstname.lastname@example.org. Tragic end to a legend Household name: The late Bruce McLaren. RIP: The grave of Bruce McLaren at Waikumete Cemetery. By MATTHEW GRAY It should have been a fairly rou- tine, albeit high speed, test drive. But the rear end of the M8D Can-Am racing car came loose as its driver, Bruce McLaren, rocketed his way around the Goodwood Circuit at West Sussex in England on June 2, 1970. The main body of the vehicle spun out of control and left the track before colliding with an embankment. Horrified spectators rushed to the wreckage to check on its occu- pant -- but there was nothing any- one could do. McLaren, a huge figure in inter- national motorsports, was dead -- killed on impact. The 32-year-old father of one was a household name in New Zealand, especially in west Auck- land where he'd owned Bruce McLaren Motors on Te Atatu Rd since 1965. His racing exploits were legend- ary in Grand Prix circles and he was the founder of the Formula 1 team that still bears his name today. McLaren was raised in Remu- era and his family regularly holidayed at Muriwai beach. It was there that he got his first taste of motor racing after watching his father Leslie put various cars through their paces on the black sand at low tide. The younger McLaren was soon competing in hill climbs behind the wheel of an Austin 7 Ulster and took part in his first big race at Ardmore when he was 16. Various opportunities beckoned overseas and he won his first big grand prix event in 1959. Life wasn't easy for McLaren as a youngster. He was diagnosed with Perthes disease in his right hip when he was nine and spent two years in traction at the Wilson Home for crippled children in Takapuna. The illness left him with one leg shorter than the other and he used crutches until he was around 14.McLaren married Patricia Broad on December 9, 1961 and the couple had a daughter named Amanda four years later. The family lived in the United Kingdom, occasionally returning to New Zealand for holidays. McLaren's death at the height of such a promising and fruitful career rocked all those who knew him personally and by reputation. His body was brought home and tributes flowed thick and fast dur- ing a funeral at St Mary's Anglican Cathedral. A school in Henderson was named after him a year later as a sign of respect as was the road it sits on. McLaren was buried at Waikumete Cemetery where the remains of his parents also lie in neighbouring graves.
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