Famous people and the cars you have seen them in?

Famous people and the cars you have seen them in?

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austinsmirk

3,310 posts

62 months

Friday 18th January
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silverfoxcc said:
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
That's brilliant smile

had ham

3,470 posts

122 months

Friday 18th January
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Les Ferdinand in his Ferrari, sat alongside him on camera-controlled 50mph M25 roadworks - he gave it the beans (fabulous noise), as did I, and I got a thumbs up when I slowly passed him when he backed off a little at 70~ish.

AudisalesmanDan

20 posts

2 months

Friday 18th January
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Once saw Yaya Toure 'chasing' Mario Ballotelli around Manchester city centre.
Toure in a grey DBS and Ballotelli in a white Maserati GT.

mrbarnett

290 posts

32 months

Friday 18th January
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Jonathan Ross driving near Broadcasting House in a Morgan (Plus 4, I believe), with obligatory dandy scarf fluttering around in the breeze.

had ham

3,470 posts

122 months

Friday 18th January
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A chap who was seconded to Nissan in Japan at the same time as I was, brought a Nissan Figaro back with him and sold it to Jonathan Ross's wife.
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jcremonini

1,611 posts

106 months

Friday 18th January
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deltashad said:
Midge Ure in a black Corsa
UltraVauxall

So

15,239 posts

161 months

Friday 18th January
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Back in the 90s I was queuing outside Harrods and a silver Vauxhall Vectra V6 tried to aggressively cut in front of me - I didn't let it. Out the window leaned one Jeremy Clarkson, who called me a fking wker and spun his wheels up the road. I think he was a brand ambassador for them back then, which presumably required him to drive cockishly.




CardinalFang

341 posts

107 months

Friday 18th January
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Barack Obama, northbound on the M11 in April 2016 all the way from the M25 intersection to Stanstead. We weren't held up - they were cracking along around 80. There were about 8 bike outriders & 6 vehicles. Odd thing though - the convoy was in the outside lane the whole time, with the outriders blocking off the middle & inside. Weird. Presumably to avoid anyone accidentally (or otherwise) barging in from a junction?? No idea what he was in, but the convoy included 3 matching SUV's.

Edited by CardinalFang on Friday 18th January 15:54

Dynamic Space Wizard

348 posts

43 months

Friday 18th January
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shipley said:
Potto said:
The Ugly:

Jordan, pink Range Rover, Southwater McDonalds drive-thru.

Edited by Potto on Thursday 26th January 11:50
I admire her business nouse...
Yes. She's certainly doing very well for herself.

Pericoloso

38,140 posts

102 months

Friday 18th January
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jcremonini said:
deltashad said:
Midge Ure in a black Corsa
UltraVauxall
That deserves a clapbiggrin

swiveleyedgit

1,699 posts

208 months

Friday 18th January
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I once bumped into Tracy Emin at the BP garage in Garlinge (near Margate) as she was stuffing bags of shopping into a convertible Audi of some sort. We didn't speak, but she cast an admiring glance at my t shirt, which had a picture of Marcel Proust on it.

The Curn

916 posts

151 months

Friday 18th January
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illmonkey said:
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.
Similar thing to this last year. I was making some very good progress on a B road in my old 996 when a brand new '18 plate 911 T pulled out of a side junction and caught up with me surprisingly quickly. I pulled into a petrol station a couple of miles further up the road and the T pulled in behind me and parked up. A bloke got out with a big grin on his face and nodded at me across the forecourt and went in to the shop.

After refuelling I ended up joining the queue to the tills behind him and commented on how nice his car was and he returned the compliment (although I'm sure he was just being polite about mine!) and we got chatting. It wasn't until were outside a couple of minutes later having a look round his car and he was extolling the virtues of the basic 911 over a long list of other exotica that it suddenly clicked it was Jay Kay. Really nice bloke and very obviously a complete enthusiast. Very down to earth as well and left the petrol station in some style as well cooldriving

Trevatanus

Original Poster:

10,032 posts

89 months

Friday 18th January
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The Curn said:
illmonkey said:
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.
Similar thing to this last year. I was making some very good progress on a B road in my old 996 when a brand new '18 plate 911 T pulled out of a side junction and caught up with me surprisingly quickly. I pulled into a petrol station a couple of miles further up the road and the T pulled in behind me and parked up. A bloke got out with a big grin on his face and nodded at me across the forecourt and went in to the shop.

After refuelling I ended up joining the queue to the tills behind him and commented on how nice his car was and he returned the compliment (although I'm sure he was just being polite about mine!) and we got chatting. It wasn't until were outside a couple of minutes later having a look round his car and he was extolling the virtues of the basic 911 over a long list of other exotica that it suddenly clicked it was Jay Kay. Really nice bloke and very obviously a complete enthusiast. Very down to earth as well and left the petrol station in some style as well cooldriving
Reminds me of a story by a friend of mine.
Years ago, he was in a pub garden, when a brand new 911 pulled up.
Driver got out, and my mate said how nice the car was, owner said, "jump in, I'll take you around the block, which he did"

Car came back, ,my friend returned to the group of people he was sitting with, and was asked if he got the drivers autograph.
Driver was George Harrison.

illmonkey

11,644 posts

137 months

Friday 18th January
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Trevatanus said:
The Curn said:
illmonkey said:
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.
Similar thing to this last year. I was making some very good progress on a B road in my old 996 when a brand new '18 plate 911 T pulled out of a side junction and caught up with me surprisingly quickly. I pulled into a petrol station a couple of miles further up the road and the T pulled in behind me and parked up. A bloke got out with a big grin on his face and nodded at me across the forecourt and went in to the shop.

After refuelling I ended up joining the queue to the tills behind him and commented on how nice his car was and he returned the compliment (although I'm sure he was just being polite about mine!) and we got chatting. It wasn't until were outside a couple of minutes later having a look round his car and he was extolling the virtues of the basic 911 over a long list of other exotica that it suddenly clicked it was Jay Kay. Really nice bloke and very obviously a complete enthusiast. Very down to earth as well and left the petrol station in some style as well cooldriving
Reminds me of a story by a friend of mine.
Years ago, he was in a pub garden, when a brand new 911 pulled up.
Driver got out, and my mate said how nice the car was, owner said, "jump in, I'll take you around the block, which he did"

Car came back, ,my friend returned to the group of people he was sitting with, and was asked if he got the drivers autograph.
Driver was George Harrison.
Throwing the keys over to a random, in a pub (could be pissed), of a new 911?

Sorry, got a cough...

Composer62

202 posts

25 months

Friday 18th January
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illmonkey said:
Throwing the keys over to a random, in a pub (could be pissed), of a new 911?

Sorry, got a cough...
"owner said, "jump in, I'll take you around the block, which he did" - Doesn't imply handing over the keys as far as I can see ?

Trevatanus

Original Poster:

10,032 posts

89 months

Friday 18th January
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illmonkey said:
Trevatanus said:
The Curn said:
illmonkey said:
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.
Similar thing to this last year. I was making some very good progress on a B road in my old 996 when a brand new '18 plate 911 T pulled out of a side junction and caught up with me surprisingly quickly. I pulled into a petrol station a couple of miles further up the road and the T pulled in behind me and parked up. A bloke got out with a big grin on his face and nodded at me across the forecourt and went in to the shop.

After refuelling I ended up joining the queue to the tills behind him and commented on how nice his car was and he returned the compliment (although I'm sure he was just being polite about mine!) and we got chatting. It wasn't until were outside a couple of minutes later having a look round his car and he was extolling the virtues of the basic 911 over a long list of other exotica that it suddenly clicked it was Jay Kay. Really nice bloke and very obviously a complete enthusiast. Very down to earth as well and left the petrol station in some style as well cooldriving
Reminds me of a story by a friend of mine.
Years ago, he was in a pub garden, when a brand new 911 pulled up.
Driver got out, and my mate said how nice the car was, owner said, "jump in, I'll take you around the block, which he did"

Car came back, ,my friend returned to the group of people he was sitting with, and was asked if he got the drivers autograph.
Driver was George Harrison.
Throwing the keys over to a random, in a pub (could be pissed), of a new 911?

Sorry, got a cough...
"jump in, I'll take you around the block", how was that "throwing the keys to a random" in a pub? He was a PASSENGER.


illmonkey

11,644 posts

137 months

Friday 18th January
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Mis-read, sorry chaps!

LaurasOtherHalf

14,502 posts

135 months

Friday 18th January
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NDA said:
The Don of Croy said:
This was before she died. I think.
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In a sea of seething argumentative derge, occaisionly a post slips in that makes me smile. Cheers Don.



Dixy

1,411 posts

144 months

Friday 18th January
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Pulled in to our local filling station in my Renault 5 tl, at the next pump is a distinguished gentleman filling his filthy Jag, the passenger seat is reclined and on it is a golden lab, I looked at the chap and my monkey brain said you know him, assuming it was one of my chums fathers I chatted politely as did he, having gone in and paid he came out, said cheerio, got in and drove off, having noticed it was actually a brand new Jag the penny dropped that he was Michael Heseltine.
The second time same thing but an attractive woman, assumed she must be one of my wife's acquaintances, as she drove off I realised she was Susan George. Probably hoping I was not a stalker.

droopsnoot

6,290 posts

181 months

Friday 18th January
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Trevatanus said:
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
He was probably annoyed because he'd had to drive himself, as his taxi driver had let him down.