Famous people and the cars you have seen them in?

Famous people and the cars you have seen them in?

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garycat

3,257 posts

149 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Driving past Geri Halliwell's house near where my daughter used to go to school, a large Jag pulled out behind me. Geri was driving it wearing a chauffeurs cap and she waved at my daughter who was a big Spice Girls fan at the time.

VoziKaoFangio

5,072 posts

90 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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onyx39 said:
VoziKaoFangio said:
A couple of years ago, I spotted Paul Daniels driving a Transit van through Sonning - at the moment I spotted him I was listening to an interview with David Blaine on the radio and driving past the gates of Yuri Geller's house. That's magic, I thought.
Does he still have his Ferrari, IIRC he had the plate MAG1C on it...

he clearly moves the plate around:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulannett/159353413/
I expect so.

When Atkinson nearly killed me, I remember he had the plate COM1C on his Integrale. Only a true car nerd would worry about the number plate whilst narrowly avoiding death or mutilation. nerd

LongLiveTazio

2,714 posts

136 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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COM1C is/was Jimmy Tarbuck's.

Frances The Mute

1,793 posts

180 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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I was side by side with Jay Kay (lightly disguised in a flat cap and sunglasses) in a black Panamera going North on the M40, near Princes Risborough. He gave a smile and a nod once he'd realised I'd clocked him - although I was more interested in the front brakes to be fair.

I also saw the Chuckle Brothers in a transit van in Swansea. They didn't smile, however, which is a bit of a sauce given their 'professional' title.

aizvara

1,809 posts

106 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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I've seen Chris Eubank in his Peterbilt when I lived in Brighton. Oh and saw Jimmy Saville in his Rolls Royce regularly when I lived in suburban Berkshire. Would have been hard to miss either, frankly.
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MarsellusWallace

1,180 posts

140 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Alain Prost got out of a 5 door Audi A3 and walked past me as I was waiting outside the departure terminal at Geneva airport a good few years ago (2000/2001)

m4thew

32 posts

87 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Walked out of a newsagents in Lanellli a good few years back and outside was Jeremy Clarkson in a silver Monaro asking an old dude for directions. Top Gear were in the area filming an epsiode, IIRC it was the episode involving the Monaro (obviously), 300c and S Type.

onyx39

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10,032 posts

89 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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LongLiveTazio said:
COM1C is/was Jimmy Tarbuck's.
Interesting... Google backs this up, but I am sure Rowan owned it at some point... it featured on (presumably his Aston) in his film "The Tall Guy"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098436/trivia "the Tall Guy"

The car that races to the Hospital at the end of the film (a blue Aston Martin registration "COMIC") belonged to Rowan Atkinson. Dexter is pulled over by the police for speeding, just in the same way Atkinson was in real life, in the very same car. Atkinson received a driving ban as a result of the incident.



Edited by onyx39 on Wednesday 25th January 16:13

Mart-1

414 posts

139 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Prince Charles in an Aston Martin convertible on Ken High St. years ago

Was nearly run over by Barry Humphries (without the Dame Edna Everage gear on) in some Euro-box on Shaftesbury Avenue

Ayrton Senna in an Austin Montego along the Silverstone rear pitlane during a practice session / testing in the late 80's

Princess Di in her AMG Mercedes SL600 opposite the Albert Hall

Lensey

2,519 posts

222 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Liam Howlett - Mc F1, Ferrari 550, TVR Griff, BMW X5, F40
Maxim - TVR Griff
Keith Flint - TVR Cerbera (noisy as hell), Ferrari 550 (same one as above), X5, Fireblade

They did live down the road from me thoughsmile

Saw Ross Kemp on the M25 once when I was in the Griff and we had a little thrash for a bit.

My top spot is Nick Mason overtaking my 260Z on the way back from Le Mans in 96'


Dalto123

3,142 posts

102 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Lensey said:
My top spot is Nick Mason overtaking my 260Z on the way back from Le Mans in 96'
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Havent seen anyone famous overtake us, but Nick Mason was the first owner of my dads 944 biggrin

gshughes

1,084 posts

194 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Billy Connelly in a Range Rover. Alan Shearer in an Aston DB7. Elizabeth Windsor in a Roller, but no number plates. Can't think of any more, not very good for nearly 40 years of being on the planet.

A mate of mine claims to have nearly been run over by Chick Young (BBC Scotland Football pundit), that's more like it!

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Edited by gshughes on Wednesday 25th January 16:11

Liquid Knight

15,357 posts

122 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Alison Moyra Clarkson in a Range Rover. cloud9

Twincam16

27,646 posts

197 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Frances The Mute said:
I also saw the Chuckle Brothers in a transit van in Swansea. They didn't smile, however, which is a bit of a sauce given their 'professional' title.
That's because you interrupted them during their 'normal' job as private detectives. They were on a stakeout.

LotusOmega375D

4,115 posts

92 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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VoziKaoFangio said:
onyx39 said:
VoziKaoFangio said:
A couple of years ago, I spotted Paul Daniels driving a Transit van through Sonning - at the moment I spotted him I was listening to an interview with David Blaine on the radio and driving past the gates of Yuri Geller's house. That's magic, I thought.
Does he still have his Ferrari, IIRC he had the plate MAG1C on it...

he clearly moves the plate around:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulannett/159353413/
I expect so.

When Atkinson nearly killed me, I remember he had the plate COM1C on his Integrale. Only a true car nerd would worry about the number plate whilst narrowly avoiding death or mutilation. nerd
He couldn't have been going very fast or else you'd have been dead: I had an Integrale of similar vintage and the brakes were rubbish. But the beauty of the Integrale was that you didn't often use the brakes!

RikkiGTI

671 posts

88 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Liam Gallager has a darkish coloured Porsche 911 carrera, recent shape!

There is a picture on the Internet of him driving it too, will have to find and post up!

Amazingly, his brother Noel who can't drive has a classic chocolate brown Rolls Royce! Rock n roll! biggrin

Edited by RikkiGTI on Wednesday 25th January 16:28

godskitchen

131 posts

86 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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A friend of mine had his dog run over by Chris Akabusi driving an X5 in Leighton Buzzard........Awooga!

Silver940

3,897 posts

166 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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onyx39 said:
VoziKaoFangio said:
A couple of years ago, I spotted Paul Daniels driving a Transit van through Sonning - at the moment I spotted him I was listening to an interview with David Blaine on the radio and driving past the gates of Yuri Geller's house. That's magic, I thought.
Does he still have his Ferrari, IIRC he had the plate MAG1C on it...

he clearly moves the plate around:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulannett/159353413/
Saw Paul Daniels in a 308 with the MAG1C Plate at Wookey Hole many years ago.

ehonda

1,453 posts

144 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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A couple of weeks back I saw Gordon Ramsey clamber out of a Ferrari outside of Claridges. Years ago I saw Pete Waterman in Guildford in an F40.

Ferg

15,242 posts

196 months

Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Lensey said:
Keith Flint - TVR Cerbera
I saw Flint in the Cerb a few times. Also Jay Kay in a Silver Spur on Halstead High Street..and Stirling Moss in a Mustang in the pitlane at Silverstone (Is that cheating?).