Flemke - Is this your McLaren? (Vol 5)

Flemke - Is this your McLaren? (Vol 5)

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FourWheelDrift

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Urban Sports

11,321 posts

158 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Damn, thought it'd been locked for good.

thegreenhell

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174 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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So to the new topic, should we ask Flemke, is this your McLaren?


E65Ross

24,818 posts

167 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Urban Sports said:
Damn, thought it'd been locked for good.
Thankfully it hasn't. You can always not read it smile

AlmostUseful

2,803 posts

155 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Hurst, can't quote as the other topic was locked, but in case you weren't sure my last comment was tongue in cheek.

AllyBee

252 posts

109 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Woo Hoo, fourth post in one of the best threads on PH, apologies if this has been asked before (more than once I'd wager, but i'm only up to page 170 on v4) but has the rising value of the F1 made you see the car in a different light? Do you worry about driving it places more than you did? Also there must come a point where you see ££ or even ($$) in front of your eyes, I spoke to a chap who owned a 356 Carrera at the Silverstone classic, he'd owned his car for over 20 years and said he got telephone calls from people offering to buy his car on a monthly basis, and even though to hear him speak he dearly loved the car he admitted he was tempted by the figures offered these days...

Buff Mchugelarge

3,305 posts

105 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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So was it Flemkes McLaran?

Ayahuasca

25,242 posts

234 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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AllyBee said:
Woo Hoo, fourth post in one of the best threads on PH, apologies if this has been asked before (more than once I'd wager, but i'm only up to page 170 on v4) but has the rising value of the F1 made you see the car in a different light? Do you worry about driving it places more than you did? Also there must come a point where you see ££ or even ($$) in front of your eyes, I spoke to a chap who owned a 356 Carrera at the Silverstone classic, he'd owned his car for over 20 years and said he got telephone calls from people offering to buy his car on a monthly basis, and even though to hear him speak he dearly loved the car he admitted he was tempted by the figures offered these days...
The rising value does not make me see the car in a different light.

I don't worry about driving it anywhere.



thegreenhell

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174 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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AllyBee said:
Also there must come a point where you see ££ or even ($$) in front of your eyes, I spoke to a chap who owned a 356 Carrera at the Silverstone classic, he'd owned his car for over 20 years and said he got telephone calls from people offering to buy his car on a monthly basis, and even though to hear him speak he dearly loved the car he admitted he was tempted by the figures offered these days...
Sell it now for $$$$, wait a year or two for the price bubble to burst, then buy it back, or a similar one, for just $$.

hurstg01

2,717 posts

198 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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AlmostUseful said:
Hurst, can't quote as the other topic was locked, but in case you weren't sure my last comment was tongue in cheek.
I missed the tongue-in-cheek part, but we're all friends on here

wavey

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Sway

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149 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Ayahuasca said:
AllyBee said:
Woo Hoo, fourth post in one of the best threads on PH, apologies if this has been asked before (more than once I'd wager, but i'm only up to page 170 on v4) but has the rising value of the F1 made you see the car in a different light? Do you worry about driving it places more than you did? Also there must come a point where you see ££ or even ($$) in front of your eyes, I spoke to a chap who owned a 356 Carrera at the Silverstone classic, he'd owned his car for over 20 years and said he got telephone calls from people offering to buy his car on a monthly basis, and even though to hear him speak he dearly loved the car he admitted he was tempted by the figures offered these days...
The rising value does not make me see the car in a different light.

I don't worry about driving it anywhere.

confused

Flemke, are you really Ayahuasca?

buckle88

19 posts

89 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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With regard to the price increasing, Flemke I'm sure early on you said that insurance was aprox 5% of the cars value at the time, is that still the case?

If so surely the yearly premium is fast approaching a point where it will come close to the fix cost of a serious accident like say Rowans.

Thanks

sc0tt

16,935 posts

156 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Flemke will you sign a photo of yourself and send it to me?

AlmostUseful

2,803 posts

155 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Sway said:
confused

Flemke, are you really Ayahuasca?
Can't be, ain't no way anyone spending that much time on the internet has any time left to make the sort of money required to run an F1!

Dr JonboyG

2,556 posts

194 months

Saturday 9th August 2014
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At the risk of being shouted at, should this thread be moved to the McLaren forum now?

Peloton25

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193 months

Saturday 9th August 2014
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Dr JonboyG said:
At the risk of being shouted at, should this thread be moved to the McLaren forum now?
I was kind of thinking that - wouldn't harm the discussion and would keep fewer of the people who don't care to see it from being bothered by its content.

>8^)
ER

Peloton25

983 posts

193 months

Saturday 9th August 2014
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Spotted today in the paddock at Laguna Seca under the Virtuoso Performance tent - this is chassis 042 which has been off the radar for me since 2011. Images are courtesy of Supercars.net and are clickable for larger versions.







This car appears to have at least portions of the 'flemke' treatment in regards to suspension, wheel sizes and tires fitted. An educated guess tells me this is not some kind of coincidence.

>8^)
ER

Edited by Peloton25 on Saturday 9th August 03:26

flemke

22,488 posts

192 months

Saturday 9th August 2014
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Dr JonboyG said:
At the risk of being shouted at, should this thread be moved to the McLaren forum now?
At the risk of being shouted at perhaps more loudly ( wink ), I would prefer it to remain in GG.

Although the threads' title and the continuity are indeed about "McLaren", I think many of the better parts of these threads have been when the discussion became more general.

Often threads situated in narrow, manufacturer-specific categories will focus on topics such as, "Does anyone know where I can get a replacement fan belt for my 1995 XYZ?"
I do not criticise the participants in such threads, and indeed the day could come when I myself were in need of a fan belt for a 1995 McLaren F1, in which case one might find me here on PH asking for a recommendation.

Nonetheless, the profusion of that sort of narrow, manufacturer-specific thread tends, I think, to discourage many of us from having a curious look inside manufacturer-specific categories on a forum. Often we don't know beforehand what we might find interesting, so we don't seek it out.

If, back in 2004, Pistonheads had had a "McLaren" section, I speculate that Ted still would have included the first "Flemke" thread not in that but here in General Gassing.

The decision is of course up to the moderators, but I think this thread is best placed where it has always been.

flemke

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Saturday 9th August 2014
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AllyBee said:
Woo Hoo, fourth post in one of the best threads on PH, apologies if this has been asked before (more than once I'd wager, but i'm only up to page 170 on v4) but has the rising value of the F1 made you see the car in a different light? Do you worry about driving it places more than you did? Also there must come a point where you see ££ or even ($$) in front of your eyes, I spoke to a chap who owned a 356 Carrera at the Silverstone classic, he'd owned his car for over 20 years and said he got telephone calls from people offering to buy his car on a monthly basis, and even though to hear him speak he dearly loved the car he admitted he was tempted by the figures offered these days...
I'm not sure - would like to think about that and then reply.

Cheers.

flemke

22,488 posts

192 months

Saturday 9th August 2014
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thegreenhell said:
AllyBee said:
Also there must come a point where you see ££ or even ($$) in front of your eyes, I spoke to a chap who owned a 356 Carrera at the Silverstone classic, he'd owned his car for over 20 years and said he got telephone calls from people offering to buy his car on a monthly basis, and even though to hear him speak he dearly loved the car he admitted he was tempted by the figures offered these days...
Sell it now for $$$$, wait a year or two for the price bubble to burst, then buy it back, or a similar one, for just $$.
Not that easy when there are only few cars about, especially after one factors in the frictional costs of buying and selling. Then there is the fact that you don't know how a prospective purchase has been treated by the previous owner(s).