Mc Laren F1 (PART 37)

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  1. Miura Jota

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  2. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I dont' recall seeing them on Fchat, so no, I don't believe they're a repost. They were posted on a few different forums and there are many more to the set. Beautiful color for the F1 if you ask me.
     
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    I do not remember that particular car. Do you know who the owner is???
     
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    You might be thinking of a different set of photos of this car Al as these two shots are new to me. They look familiar because this F1 is almost always parked next to the owner's motorhome in some racing paddock parking lot.

    >8^)
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    #5 Peloton25, Sep 12, 2006
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    The owner is Tony Smith in the UK. If my research is correct he was the band manager for Genesis and Phil Collins.

    This car has been used in several videos of the F1 including 5th Gear's "World's Greatest Cars" episode featuring Tiff Needel at the wheel. It is chassis #020 and was originally painted "Mid Blue Pearl" and lacked the High Downforce Kit it now wears.

    Here's an early shot of the car parked next to something desirable and red. :cool:

    >8^)
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  6. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Yes, you are correct. I just checked. Similar photos of it being in the rain and next to the motorhome...as usual. :D

    Thanks for the pics Miura!
     
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    Erick,

    Where is the best place to find pictures of all the F1's or most of as I know there are some that have never been seen by the in the public before?

    Thanks,

    Matthew
     
  9. Peloton25

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    My hard drive. :D

    Actually there is no central repository like that on the web yet - just scattered galleries of random images. A more complete website is in the works via the efforts and investment of a friend, and it will hopefully come online before the end of the year.

    For now, your best bet is to follow along in the McLaren F1 forum on AutomotiveForums.com as that's the single greatest resource for F1 info and photos anywhere on the web today. :cool:

    >8^)
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    I've seen a few in my lifetime. I remember seeing what i think was a metallic brown one at a london show some 10 - 12 years ago

    is there a brown one?
     
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    Isn't Rowan Atkinson's F1 brown/maroon?

    edit: was it this color?
     
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    There are some stories about the two "brown" ones. One was #029 originally finished in 'Brazilian Brown Metallic' and the other #039 finished in a color called 'Creighton Brown'.

    The Brazilian Brown car was built for Ron Dennis and apparently looked much like a UPS truck when completed and was promptly repainted a different color. I haven't been able to determine what color it became, but someone suggested a rather safe shade of silver was chosen.

    The name 'Creighton Brown' comes from one of the four initiators of the McLaren F1 project, and unfortunately he recently passed on. I've been told that the color name was selected as a bit of humor for a unique shade that a customer had requested.

    Unfortunately I do not have photos I can identify as either of those cars but I might have some photos of #029 after it's repaint as there was an F1 seen in a video taken at the McLaren factory that I can not identify.

    You wouldn't happen to have any photos of the car you saw or recall exactly which event it appeared at, do you?

    >8^)
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    I'll dig them out as I have thousands of old pictures, even from Geneva and whatlike from ten years ago when I went to shows.

    I dont think it was the maroon one above, infact it definitely wasnt. It was definitely a kind of, how do i say this, em dusty em smoky brown, I'm sure it had a lot of metallic in it though. Definitely got a picture of it but I can remember the lighting being extremely bad when it came to the supercar section but you can certainly tell it to be brown. I saw my first 288GTO and the picture turned out terrible!

    Will look it out when back to Glasgow on Friday and see if i can find a scanner to scan it in and post. Have never scanned before but be warned if it works, prepare for a sh1tload of amazing pictures of all sorts of supercars for instance 2 blue EB110's, strosek porsche 911, 512TR's and others parked outside my hotel next to the Geneva exhibition center.

    Still trying to download pictures of my car and others from my mobile but cant remember my admin password to get the software on. Should sort that this weekend though.

    Pics to look forward to -

    Hundreds of Lambos including the Cala from Geneva.
    6 or 7 F1's
    6 or 7 EB110's and SS's including a modified one (rinspeed possibly, i cant remember but i didnt like it)
    959's
    XJ220's - got a couple of videos on phone of yellow XJ220S overtaking me.
    Venturis
    F50's, F40's etc etc etc

    Theres loads and now i'm on a mission to not let you guys down!

    Regards,

    Matthew

    PS. cant remember the event it was that long ago. They seemed to change the events at London over a few years but I'll check the pictures.
     
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    One of the best automotive silhouettes ever!
     
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    he was the first to crash one, wasn't he? how long did he have it for?
     
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    You'd be the hero of many by posting a picture of that.

    I'm slightly suspicious of the fact you may have seen chassis #012 or #045, both of which were painted "Dark Silver". Under some lighting conditions that color fits the description you gave.

    The car seen at the factory that I can't identify is similar in color as well. I'll post one of the shots of it when I get home.

    >8^)
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  20. SefacHotRodder

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    He still has it. It wasn't totalled
     
  21. Peloton25

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    Atkinson was absolutely not the first to crash one.

    Also while the damage looks significant, his crash was rather minor and the car was fully repaired for around $100,000. The car is #061 and he still owns it to this day.

    >8^)
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    Hmm, I'll need to be patient and see the picture again. I'm 99% positive it wasnt dark silver or gunmetal but i know what you mean. Definitely a dusty brown colour.......time will tell i suppose.

    I'll post all the pics i have of F1's for you, hopefully the quality is ok if scanned.

    I didnt know that Rowan still owned his F1, good on him.

    I think the 1st roadcar that crashed was the one in Germany on the autobahn. I think it may have been some BMW test driver and passenger or something but it was a wreck. I'm probably wrong but i think this was the first one I knew of publicly.
     
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    #21 Peloton25, Sep 13, 2006
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    Actually the first road car crashed was the very first one made - XP1 - occuring March 24th, 1993, before any other F1s had been built. The car was destroyed at the hands of BMW test driver Roman Scherer in the Namibian desert of Africa while undergoing hot weather testing. He took his eyes off the road to look at some equipment in the car and drifted off line at 170mph, striking a curb and causing the car to tumble through the desert flipping over several times. He lived to tell about it, and so did the car briefly, but after landing on its roof, oil leaked out of the engine and onto one of the exhaust manifolds setting the car on fire. :(

    The crash you may be confusing with that story was the one of Bernd Pischetsrieder (former BMW chairman) who actually totalled an F1 with his mother-in-law in the car so the story goes. Oops... :D

    Anyway, I'd love to see whatever you have by whatever means possible. All the photos in my F1 collection are not "desktop wallpaper" quality - in fact some of the older, grainy photos that have made it onto the web recently often tell the best stories. :cool:

    Here's those shots from the factory I've mentioned a few times.

    >8^)
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  24. Webby

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    #22 Webby, Sep 13, 2006
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    more pictures of it - I have hi-res of all pictures + several more
    fchat1.jpg
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    What a car! I love that color^^^

    Peloton, in your last post, those bad quality pics have "The Discovery Chanel" logo in the top right corner. Any idea what show that was?
     
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    Here you go Sir, go to this link:
    http://dsc.discovery.com/beyond/player.html

    Then go to the Video Search Button and just type McLaren. The only clip that will pop up is the episode "Beyond Tomorrow: McLaren"

    Yeah, score another Web link for the CHUNKYMONKEY!

    No worries, service fees will not be applied...lol j/k
     
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    Just checked some of the pics but I've got loads to go through and wont be able to scan until tomorrow.

    The brown one? In the picture I cant even make out what colour it is the quality of light is that bad but so far I've found pictures of

    A black one
    A silver one from a previous Glasgow motor show
    A GULF GTR number 16

    plus theres the one i dont have a clue what colour it is but at the time I'm sure it was brown as I remember thinking BROWN? I may have other pictures but regardless, I will post on all i have and others.

    Kinda gutted!

    Regards,

    Matthew
     
  28. SefacHotRodder

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    Cool. Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing them
     
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    Someone else brought this one to my attention already. The chassis number isn't known with 100% certainty, but after a few days of people putting their heads together on it I am leaning towards calling this chassis #039.

    The ExoticSpotter photo was the first time I had seen a photo of this car. The second shot was discovered shortly thereafter by the person who sent me the original link.

    He told me all the same stories about the reputation of that city and suggested it was quite odd to see something like that there.

    >8^)
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  31. Miura Jota

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    I posted this video in the Beatle's thread
    but Big Mac fans are more likely to watch it here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8zQ0ZNn8VU

    pay attention when it clocks at 2:38

    there's the quiet Beatle G. Harrison driving a Mc Laren

    was it his?
    is it already accounted for?

    details? more pics ?
     
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    #30 greghurst, Nov 12, 2007
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    It's now his sons - RIP George - and it's believed to be chassis #025 ;) PS It also has a set of highly polished wheels too
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    that purple car was / is Rowan Atkinson's right? Or better known as " Mr Bean"
     
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    IIRC, He crashed it, there are pictures of him driving it.
     
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    Been meaning to post this for a while.
    This is the list of F1's built and the colour they left the factory acording to McLaren.
    Since then many have been retrimed as they have changed hands and some have been upgraded with the GTR kit, including engine mods and high downforce wing and splitter.

    Build order VIN Colour
    1992
    1 F1 proto XP1 Unpainted
    1993
    2 F1 proto XP2 Unpainted
    3 F1 proto XP3 Silver Destroyed
    4 F1 proto XP4 Bright Electric Blue
    5 F1 proto XP5 Dark Metallic Green
    6 F1 002 Dorchester Grey
    1994
    7 F1 003 Carbon
    8 F1 001 Magnesium Silver
    9 F1 004 Grand Prix Red
    10 F1 005 Jet Black
    11 F1 006 Magnesium Silver
    12 F1 007 Jet Black + 10% flake
    13 F1 009 Magnesium Silver
    14 F1 008 Cobalt Blue
    15 F1 010 Magnesium Silver
    16 F1 011 Carbon
    17 F1 012 Dark Silver
    18 F1 013 Magnesium Silver
    19 F1 014 Titanium Yellow
    20 F1 015 Jet Black + 10% flake
    21 F1 017 Calypso Red Pearl
    22 F1 018 Midnight Blue Pearl
    23 F1 020 Mid Blue Pearl
    24 F1 016 Aubergene
    25 F1 021 Blood Red Solid
    26 F1 022 Genesis Dark Blue
    27 F1 024 Carbon
    28 F1 023 British Racing Green
    29 F1 025 Dark Purple Pearl
    30 F1 029 Brazilian Brown Metallic
    1995
    31 F1 GTR 01R Orange/Silver Development car
    32 F1 GTR 02R Dark Blue/Silver/Orange Gulf Racing
    33 F1 GTR 03R West Red/White West Competition
    34 F1 GTR 04R Dark Blue/Silver/Orange Gulf Racing
    25 F1 033 Base Silver
    26 F1 031 Special White
    27 F1 037 Special Silver
    28 F1 GTR 05R Dark Blue Metallic/Dayglo Pink BBA Competition
    29 F1 GTR 06R Yellow/Dark Green Mach One Racing
    30 F1 GTR 07R Blue/Dark Silver Jacadi GRT
    31 F1 028 Grand Prix Red
    32 F1 036 Pale Blue Metallic
    33 F1 GTR 08R Dark Blue/Silver/Orange Gulf Racing
    34 F1 038 Base Silver
    35 F1 039 Creighton Brown
    36 F1 GTR 09R Ueno Grey N/A
    37 F1 042 Base Silver
    38 F1 040 Magnesium Silver
    39 F1 053 White
    40 F1 043 Black Metallic
    41 F1 044 Base Silver
    42 F1 045 Dark Silver
    43 F1 046 Genesis Blue Metallic
    44 F1 GTR 10R Blood Red Development car
    45 F1 050 Magnesium Silver
    46 F1 LM proto XPLM Historic Orange
    1996
    47 F1 047 Magnesium Silver
    48 F1 051 Dark Metallic Green
    49 F1 049 Mercedes Brilliant Silver
    50 F1 GTR 11R White Franck Muller Techo
    51 F1 GTR 12R Blue/Orange Gulf Racing
    52 F1 GTR 13R Dark Grey/Dayglo Pink Team Lark McLaren
    53 F1 GTR 14R Dark Grey/Dayglo Pink Team Lark McLaren
    54 F1 GTR 15R Blue/Orange Gulf Racing
    55 F1 GTR 16R RM White Team Bigazzi
    56 F1 GTR 17R RM White Team Bigazzi
    57 F1 GTR 18R Primer Team Bigazzi
    58 F1 LM LM1 Black + Graphics
    59 F1 LM LM2 Historic Orange
    60 F1 LM LM3 Historic Orange
    61 F1 048 Brilliant Metallic Blue
    62 F1 LM LM4 Black + Graphics
    63 F1 LM LM5 Historic Orange
    64 F1 052 Dark Blue Mica
    65 F1 055 Magnesium Silver
    66 F1 060 Yellow
    67 F1 GTR 19R Black Development car
    1997
    68 F1 GTR ‘97 21R White Team BMW MotorSport
    69 F1 GTR ‘97 23R White Team BMW MotorSport
    70 F1 GTR ‘97 22R Pale Blue/Metallic Brown Gulf Team Davidoff
    71 F1 GTR ‘97 20R Pale Blue/Metallic Brown Gulf Team Davidoff
    72 F1 GTR ‘97 25R Pale Blue/Metallic Brown Gulf Team Davidoff
    73 F1 GTR ‘97 24R White Team BMW MotorSport
    74 F1 GTR ‘97 27R Ferrari Yellow Parabolica MotorSport
    75 F1 GTR ‘97 26R White Team BMW MotorSport
    76 F1 GTR ‘97 28R Primer Gulf Team Davidoff
    77 F1 GT proto 56XPGT Silverstone Green
    78 F1 057 Magnesium Silver
    79 F1 061 Dark Burgundy
    80 F1 064 Magnesium Silver
    81 F1 063 Magnesium Silver
    82 F1 065 Magnesium Silver
    83 F1 062 Magnesium Silver
    84 F1 066 Magnesium Silver
    85 F1 070 Mercedes Brilliant Silver
    86 F1 GT 54F1GT Jet Black + 10% flake
    87 F1 GT 58F1GT Dark Burgandy
    88 F1 074 Magnesium Silver
    89 F1 068 Mercedes Brilliant Silver
    90 F1 067 Magnesium Silver
    1998
    91 F1 059 Magnesium Silver
    92 F1 069 Mercedes Brilliant Silver
    93 F1 071 Historic Orange
    94 F1 072 Jet Black
    95 F1 073 AMG Green Velvet Pearl
    96 F1 075 Yuem
    97 F1 101SP Primer/Sealent (held for spares)

    VIN 019, 026, 027 originally allocated to 01R, 02R, 03R
    VIN 030, 032, 034, 035 & 041 never allocated to an F1 roadcar
     
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    are there any photos of these cars?

    1994
    24 F1 016 Aubergene
    29 F1 025 Dark Purple Pearl
    30 F1 029 Brazilian Brown Metallic

    1995
    35 F1 039 Creighton Brown
     
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    Edit:- Posted story of Rowen Atkinson, without reading link in previous post.
     
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