Flemke - Is this your McLaren? (Vol 5)

Flemke - Is this your McLaren? (Vol 5)

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F1natic

182 posts

14 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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Joe911 said:
I still cringe thinking about THAT corner (at 34s) - what was I thinking! I was distracted by something and just fked it it up totally - no idea why Tim included it in the footage!
I wonder whether I'll ever drive an F1 again - totally intoxicating sound.
fairly certain drawing attention to the fact lowers your chances!


Edited by F1natic on Wednesday 23 September 09:07

Swampy1982

2,416 posts

69 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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I assume everyone has seen these?

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/mclaren-senna-g...

McLaren Senna GTR Le Mans Tributes Get Special Liverys.

Well worth a flick through the gallery, I personally think they look brilliant.

Edited by Swampy1982 on Wednesday 23 September 19:43


Edited by Swampy1982 on Wednesday 23 September 19:45

ArgonautX

77 posts

9 months

Thursday 24th September
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To me, Senna is a horrible looking car and no amount of livery is going to change that.

Jacobyte

4,579 posts

200 months

Thursday 24th September
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Joe911 said:
I still cringe thinking about THAT corner (at 34s) - what was I thinking! I was distracted by something and just fked it it up totally - no idea why Tim included it in the footage!
That spot is a favourite of mine... It's an awkward corner with its raised kerb on the inside which you can't afford to clip but you're simultaneously mindful of the junction on the outside and an approach which denies you sight of oncoming traffic until you're already into the turn. Lots to think about dynamically, especially if (as happened in your case) an oncoming vehicle appears once you've already chosen your trajectory and have to adjust it taking all those factors into consideration. No biggie, happens every day. smile

Back from NZ yet? Or staying there forever?

Caddyshack

2,495 posts

164 months

Thursday 24th September
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Jacobyte said:
Joe911 said:
I still cringe thinking about THAT corner (at 34s) - what was I thinking! I was distracted by something and just fked it it up totally - no idea why Tim included it in the footage!
That spot is a favourite of mine... It's an awkward corner with its raised kerb on the inside which you can't afford to clip but you're simultaneously mindful of the junction on the outside and an approach which denies you sight of oncoming traffic until you're already into the turn. Lots to think about dynamically, especially if (as happened in your case) an oncoming vehicle appears once you've already chosen your trajectory and have to adjust it taking all those factors into consideration. No biggie, happens every day. smile

Back from NZ yet? Or staying there forever?
Yeah, does not seem anything really wrong with it in my opinion.

Joe911

2,763 posts

193 months

Thursday 24th September
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Jacobyte said:
Back from NZ yet? Or staying there forever?
Yes still in NZ - not a bad place to be right now, or in fact any time!
Just got Permanent Residence - though no idea whether I’ll be here forever.

Jacobyte

4,579 posts

200 months

Thursday 24th September
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Joe911 said:
Yes still in NZ - not a bad place to be right now, or in fact any time!
Just got Permanent Residence - though no idea whether I’ll be here forever.
thumbup Probably just as well in the current circumstances!

Krikkit

19,494 posts

139 months

Thursday 24th September
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Caddyshack said:
Jacobyte said:
Joe911 said:
I still cringe thinking about THAT corner (at 34s) - what was I thinking! I was distracted by something and just fked it it up totally - no idea why Tim included it in the footage!
That spot is a favourite of mine... It's an awkward corner with its raised kerb on the inside which you can't afford to clip but you're simultaneously mindful of the junction on the outside and an approach which denies you sight of oncoming traffic until you're already into the turn. Lots to think about dynamically, especially if (as happened in your case) an oncoming vehicle appears once you've already chosen your trajectory and have to adjust it taking all those factors into consideration. No biggie, happens every day. smile

Back from NZ yet? Or staying there forever?
Yeah, does not seem anything really wrong with it in my opinion.
Considering there wasn't any kerb action, or running into the other lane, that's hardly a corner to be ashamed about. Horrible looking bit of road, and I'd be thinking about anyone coming the other way cutting the corner.

If you'd had a spotter to give you an all-clear then you could've just filmed a lovely smooth chop through the corner which I'm sure was what Tim had in mind while he filmed you.

Steven_RW

1,065 posts

160 months

Thursday 24th September
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re: 34s corner. I don't really see anything wrong with it. You are on a public road and many of the random factors that could of happened, did happen. You were out wide, looking for a smooth carve and then other road users appeared and you had to tuck in. Reality of driving on public roads. Nothing to see there.


shirt

19,921 posts

159 months

Thursday 24th September
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https://bhauction.com/en/auction/parts-online-auct...


Check out the other lots - there’s a couple of wheels, a headlight cover, owners manuals etc

S1KRR

12,539 posts

170 months

Thursday 24th September
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Steven_RW said:
re: 34s corner. I don't really see anything wrong with it. You are on a public road and many of the random factors that could of happened, did happen. You were out wide, looking for a smooth carve and then other road users appeared and you had to tuck in. Reality of driving on public roads. Nothing to see there.
Exactly what I thought. I re-watched it about 5 times. Couldn't see anything worth worrying about.

Martin350

3,386 posts

153 months

Thursday 24th September
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S1KRR said:
Steven_RW said:
re: 34s corner. I don't really see anything wrong with it. You are on a public road and many of the random factors that could of happened, did happen. You were out wide, looking for a smooth carve and then other road users appeared and you had to tuck in. Reality of driving on public roads. Nothing to see there.
Exactly what I thought. I re-watched it about 5 times. Couldn't see anything worth worrying about.
Me too, nothing dangerous, risky or unusual for road driving going on there.
Add to that the trepidation involved in driving someone else's extremely rare and valuable car.
I was expecting an arm full of oppo and narrowly missing clipping the front end on the high kerb.

A total non-event, don't be so hard on yourself!



Edited by Martin350 on Thursday 24th September 22:18

F1natic

182 posts

14 months

Friday 25th September
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S1KRR said:
Exactly what I thought. I re-watched it about 5 times. Couldn't see anything worth worrying about.
I am quite fortunate to have access to video software that can reveal extra detail from the YouTube footage;



I too would be blown away by the awesome sight of an F1 on a public road!

Edited by F1natic on Friday 25th September 07:58

650spider

1,227 posts

129 months

Friday 25th September
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Flemke, i seen something really nice at McLaren Glasgow today; anything to do with you?

AMVSVNick

6,639 posts

120 months

Saturday 26th September
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F1natic said:
I too would be blown away by the awesome sight of an F1 on a public road!
Never forget Rowan Atkinson turning up in his at the annual Aston Martin Works Service auction cool

AlmostUseful

2,865 posts

158 months

Saturday 26th September
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650spider said:
Flemke, i seen something really nice at McLaren Glasgow today; anything to do with you?
His old 675LT is for sale there.

waremark

2,670 posts

171 months

Saturday 26th September
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AlmostUseful said:
His old 675LT is for sale there.
Fabulous car. How much?

AlmostUseful

2,865 posts

158 months

Sunday 27th September
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waremark said:
Fabulous car. How much?
Only had a cursory glance but either £199,999 or £1,999,999... I suspect the former. laugh

S1KRR

12,539 posts

170 months

Sunday 27th September
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AlmostUseful said:
Only had a cursory glance but either £199,999 or £1,999,999... I suspect the former. laugh
https://www.parks.uk.com/mclaren/used-cars/1188080...

biggrin

2900 miles. As usual with modern McLarens. Hell of a hit on depreciation!




ArgonautX

77 posts

9 months

Sunday 27th September
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Very nice 675lt. Probably the nicest modern Mclaren.

BTW, I see McLaren has slashed Elva's numbers again, to just 149 units.