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Old 06-30-2012, 09:24 AM   #61
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

Oh I do like that.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #62
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

#020 sitting all snug, off PH

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Old 07-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #63
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

More of #043 from Josh Morrewski





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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

So does this F1 have the #01R paint scheme without the HDF and livery? Sure looks like it to me.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #65
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

Indeed it does. I wrote this in response to someone else's question on the car once based on stories relayed to me about the history of this car. Easiest just to copy it here.

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Chassis #043 is a very unique F1 road car. It was originally built for Motokazu Sayama, who owned 'Ueno Clinic' in Japan. That was the title sponsor on the Le Mans winning F1 GTR in 1995. His business was a plastic surgery firm in Japan and it is humorous to note (perhaps TMI?) that one of their primary offerings was penile enlargements. -LOL

Anyway, the story goes that he leased GTR #01R from McLaren and McLaren made arrangements for Lanzante Motorsports to run the team for him. Mr Sayama's goal was to provide a drive at Le Mans for a Japanese driver named Masanori Sekiya, as a Japanese driver had never won Le Mans. With their victory that year he became the first.

McLaren had made an agreement with Mr Sayama that at the completion of the race, so long as GTR #01R did not win, he would be able to purchase this GTR. Of course what happened was exactly the opposite; the car won and McLaren was not willing to give up such an important piece of their history so instead of the GTR, Mr Sayama purchased road car #043 instead, probably at a reduced rate.

The road car is painted exactly like the GTR was - with almost black paint on top and a grey bottom section that cuts through the lower body panels from nose to tail. Interestingly this paint scheme for #01R (and subsequently #043) was chosen to match Mr Sayama's recent purchase of a Mercedes Benz 500SL - remember - this was 1994/1995.

This car has spent most of its life in Japan, very rarely being seen at all. A few months ago it left for the UK and is in the hands of a new owner who very much respects the unique history of the car and suggested to me he plans to keep it 'original'!
The few months ago I mentioned there would have been mid-2011.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #66
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

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I've asked the photographer of the 1st picture - I'll let you all know
Josh called it the RAC motor show, but that's giving me zilch for results? Do you know what he was referring to there?

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #67
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

A little google detective work and here it is:

http://www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk...ummer-Drive-In

Apparently it won the award for best modern car

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020 is awesome! where is that located?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #69
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

Antarctica Patrick...

What thread is this again?

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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

Bit of a slur on our scorchingly hot summers I think...............................lol
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I mean where exactly in the UK;-)
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

I've asked for rough locations on some of the UK cars in the past but it hasn't gotten far. I realize its not a huge place compared to somewhere like the USA but it would be nice to have a better picture of it.

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #73
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Agree, and if it would be possible to view and photograph I of course will go for it;-)
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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

some friends told me #046 is @ Le Mans Classic this week-end.
I was not able to see it leaving the event yesterday evening

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Re: Recap of the English F1 fleet - Take 2...

Midsummer Drive-In was held here.

http://www.woodcotepgc.com/home

Woodcote Park Golf Club in Surrey, just south of London.
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