Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > McLaren > F1
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2003, 04:50 AM   #1
AdamT
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Guildford
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

I met the owner of chassis #40 at a trackday on saturday, could i ask peloton or other mclaren gurus on the site if they have pics and more info on this car?

The owner was called Gary and evry nice, he gave some pretty good insights into the life of mclaren f1 ownership.

Coincidentally we actually met him at the same track over two years ago, and when i was at RUF he had flown in to pick up his 3600S...small world huh!

all the best
adam
AdamT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 05:30 AM   #2
tvrfreak
AF Regular
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 397
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to tvrfreak Send a message via Yahoo to tvrfreak
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

What were his insights? Did he have any major problems with any components?

Also, what is a 3600S?

Thanks!
tvrfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 06:41 AM   #3
AdamT
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Guildford
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

He basically too the car up to its maximum speed of 221mph, and he said eh could feel the car hit the limiter! Also he wasnt too impressed by the suspension, because of this the car is in germany having modifications done to it.

A 3600S is a RUF car which starts life as a Boxster, but basically it has the carrera 2 3.6 litre engine...very nice car

all the best
adam
AdamT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 07:00 AM   #4
katana309
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Adam, is that the Blue one?

I saw the Blue british one 2 weekends ago at the Ring..

Regards,

Gerrit
katana309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 07:51 AM   #5
maartenvanthek
AF Enthusiast
 
maartenvanthek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nijmegen
Posts: 546
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to maartenvanthek
heb je chassisnummer gecheckt?????
maartenvanthek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 08:42 AM   #6
AdamT
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Guildford
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey gerrit

yes he said it was blue

all the best
adam
AdamT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 12:50 PM   #7
Peloton25
McLaren Fanatic
 
Peloton25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: California, USA
Posts: 8,629
Thanks: 700
Thanked 1,760 Times in 739 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Peloton25
Hey Adam-
Thanks for sharing!!

From the chassis list, #040 was originally a silver F1. I assume if it is blue now, that may have happened on a refit at the change of ownership. Do you have any idea if Gary was the original owner on this car?

Also, there is one blue F1 road car that has been photographed recently at the Nurburgring. It is a very unique looking car in that the color is sort of a flat medium blue, and the wheels are dark grey in color. Another very unique feature of this blue F1 is that it has the high mirror option, similar to the original F1 concept Clinic Model. High mirrors are quite rare - I believe I have only seen 3 or 4 cars that have them.

Do you know, or have any way of finding out if this description I have given matches the F1 who's owner you met? If you do, then there are a handful of photos of this car already in this forum we can point you to.

>8^)
ER
Peloton25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 02:56 PM   #8
McLaren F1 Guy
AF Enthusiast
 
McLaren F1 Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 619
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to McLaren F1 Guy
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

Wow, looks like we might have found out which one "N711 OGH" is. It amazes me how we find all this stuff out
__________________

There's no power greater than / / / M
McLaren F1 Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 03:08 PM   #9
AdamT
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Guildford
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

I really cant say if gary was the original owner, but he did say that it was being modified at a good place near the ring, so i bet that it was his car.


Really top guy, could you point me in the direction of the pics? thanks Peloton

all the best
adam
AdamT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 03:11 PM   #10
mini magic
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 3,465
Thanks: 29
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

mini magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 03:34 PM   #11
cabrio92
www.McLF1.com
 
cabrio92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Paris
Posts: 1,760
Thanks: 318
Thanked 129 Times in 69 Posts
Send a message via MSN to cabrio92
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

Hello,

You are AdamT of M5 message board ? If it is the case, I remember pics of an M5 next Nick Mason's F1 and it was amazing.

Maybe, it would be cool to link these pics here ?

Thank you

Good bye
Philippe
cabrio92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2003, 04:33 PM   #12
Peloton25
McLaren Fanatic
 
Peloton25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: California, USA
Posts: 8,629
Thanks: 700
Thanked 1,760 Times in 739 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Peloton25
It is the same AdamT and those photos of Mason's GTR and the M5 are here in another thread. Someone will probably provide that link shortly.

>8^)
ER
Peloton25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2003, 05:21 AM   #13
AdamT
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Guildford
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

Hi cabrio,

Yep same guy, thank you for your kind words!

all the best
adam
AdamT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2003, 01:07 AM   #14
katana309
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Photo's of 2 weekends ago of the Blue one can be found here (I'm sure there are other sites that have pictures of it)

http://www.jwhubbers.nl/ring/trip22/index.php

Regards,

Gerrit
katana309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2003, 09:33 AM   #15
mini magic
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 3,465
Thanks: 29
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Re: Mclaren F1 chassis 40 meet the owner on saturday

cool, thanks. there were some more in the thread i posted earlier
mini magic is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > McLaren > F1

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts