Famous people and the cars you have seen them in?

Famous people and the cars you have seen them in?

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aka_kerrly

10,585 posts

149 months

Friday 18th January
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About 10 years ago I was walking across a zebra crossing in a small Cotswold town when I realised that there was a Ferrari 430(possibly a 456) being driven by Rowan Attkinson in the queue. I expect I did that awful semi shocked pointy finger OMG its Mr Bean look causing him to grin an look away. getmecoat




hornmeister

618 posts

30 months

Friday 18th January
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Richard E. Grant in a baby blue Rolls convertible and the week after on the bus in the Richmond area.

Not sure what happened to him to cause such a downturn in fortunes.

eltax91

7,898 posts

145 months

Friday 18th January
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I live next door to a premier league footballer. I see him everyday in either his white GLC or his black GLA. Does that count? hehe

Rubins4

175 posts

64 months

Friday 18th January
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Passed Jay Kay in the back of a Grosser on the M25 years ago, I was told he had been banned from driving (DD?) at around the time so unsurprised he was being chauffeured.

illmonkey

11,644 posts

137 months

Friday 18th January
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I've seen Jay Kay many times as I was once local to his (amazing) home. One of my bike rides went straight past his house, I've seen him in a lambo and also ragging a moped up and down the road (sans helmet) leading to his house with some big hat on waving.

I was admiring a mint 528e E28 in the local shops car park, after I'd just parked my old banger E30 up, when I heard a voice say "she's lovely isn't she", turn around and he is walking toward me with a bag of shopping. We stood and talked about it for 5 mins before I made excuses and carried on with my shop (and let him go!). He was just a bloke who loved cars and could probably have talked for hours.
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Trevatanus

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10,032 posts

89 months

Friday 18th January
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Driving through Sunningdale a few years ago on a Sunday morning, spotted a pair of old Ferrari's, followed them aimlessly, until they disappeared into what I later discovered was Chris Evan's driveway !

I assume he was driving one of them.

OFORBES

172 posts

39 months

Friday 18th January
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Jay Kay is a bet of a legend, met him a couple of times and had a good chat.

I have a few but nothing spectacular but always seem to be at the same place;

Mercedes SL500 - Ron Dennis at Wentworth
Bruce Forsyth - Rolls Royce at Wentworth
John Terry - Bentley Continental GT with some JT number plate on it at Wentworth
Eddie Jordan - Golf Buggy at, yes, you've guessed it, Wentworth.

I think I might need to go to another golf club. Might get some more interesting people!

NDA

15,578 posts

164 months

Friday 18th January
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Errol Brown from Hot Chocolate in a Rolls Royce near Brooklands. It was in my motorcycling days and I happened to overtake him - must be 30 years ago I should think.

squareflops

1,389 posts

122 months

Friday 18th January
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Harris driving his 2cv through the Forest of Dean, great smile

AlexiusG55

600 posts

95 months

Friday 18th January
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Stephen Hawking in the back of a Chrysler Grand Voyager (adapted, obviously) with a private plate with his initials.

Hatson

900 posts

61 months

Friday 18th January
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Some while ago. Jeremy Beadle. Sitting in the back of a chauffer driven Rolls at traffic lights in Barnet.

moneymakestheworldgoaround

3,803 posts

114 months

Friday 18th January
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A few years back on the M42, Stirling Moss overtook me in his wife's Cygnet hehe

Once seen Marti Pellow in his SLS in Mayfair,

Also happened to see Katie Price driving her bright pink Range Rover down Park Lane when she was banned from driving...

Gordon Ramsey in his 488 Spider in Wandsworth,

Finally, Dynamo in his G Wagon outside Harrods.

HTP99

13,746 posts

79 months

Friday 18th January
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John Terry in a Panamera.
Didier Drogba in a F430 (I think it was), also seen him in a Mercedes McLaren SLR convertible.
Petr Cech in an ABT Q7
Max Clifford in his RR Ghost
Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch in a G-Wagon.

The Don of Croy

4,776 posts

98 months

Friday 18th January
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Sometime in the late 1980's I was crossing the A26 near the traffic lights in Crowborough, when I hear a nice sounding coupe leave the filling station about 400 yds down the hill. So I waited as it pootled up to the lights and it was a Dino driven by Roger Daltrey, with passenger (no idea who), but his light was green and away he went.

Once when having sandwiches in the car parked (illegally) in Regents Park outer ring, a Montego stopped alongside and Anne Diamond asked me if I was soon to be moving (this was around 1989 and iirc she was still on TV). It was only a mid spec - not Vanden Plas.

Saw the Queen Mother in convoy pass through Biggin Hill high street en route to the next ribbon cutting, sat regally in the back of a classic Range Rover as the outriders stopped all traffic and the SD1's shepherded her through. This was before she died. I think.

Alex_225

3,131 posts

140 months

Friday 18th January
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It was about 2004, I was driving back from work in my Clio 172 (loved that car). I worked in Leatherhead, Surrey at the time and coming the other way was Jeremy Clarkson in his Merc SL55!

Would make some sense to see him driving the B-roads as the M25 was knackered and Guildford home of the Top Gear track was that direction.

silverfoxcc

5,096 posts

84 months

Friday 18th January
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On The North Circular at the lights where IKEA is now RR Shadow pulled out for the road opposite with the reg EM 100 got alongside at the next set and it was Eric Morecambe. Quickly got a piece of A$ and wrote 'Rubbish' on it and tooted. He looked over really had a good laugh and got the thumbs up. He then left me for dead when the lights changed

Trevatanus

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10,032 posts

89 months

Friday 18th January
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Got almost forced off the road by a certain Mr Forsyth near Wentworth, he clearly had more right to be on the road on his Rolls than I did rolleyes

NDA

15,578 posts

164 months

Friday 18th January
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The Don of Croy said:
This was before she died. I think.
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Venisonpie

226 posts

21 months

Friday 18th January
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Matthew Pinsent getting out of a (BMW) Mini on Chiswick High Road. Hilarious.

deltashad

6,644 posts

136 months

Friday 18th January
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Midge Ure in a black Corsa