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Scott Bennett wrote:
DCypher wrote:Saw this about 2001 on the street in Palo Alto and a friend happened to snap a few shots. Kind of akin to burning a pile of cash in front of a homeless person. The bird shit and leaves in the carbon fiber intake really drive the message home. Probably belonged to Ellison, but then again It is Palo Alto.
That's not sad, it's awesome. That car was meant to be driven, not stored in a glass box and polished with a diaper. You don't get any cooler than using a McLaren F1 as a daily driver and leaving it parallel parked for some idiot to back into. And I mean cool literally- he obviously can afford the car, but he also clearly doesn't really care about money. It's almost modest. I'd much rather be this guy than the oil wealth trust fund douche driving a chrome plated SLR.
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The Bentley falls into the category of cars I wish I didn't see in my neighborhood with its chromed out grille surround. Everything else is nice though ;-)
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Just got the Magnum PI theme in my head for some reason ;)
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sdcrosla wrote:
Scott Bennett wrote:
DCypher wrote:Saw this about 2001 on the street in Palo Alto and a friend happened to snap a few shots. Kind of akin to burning a pile of cash in front of a homeless person. The bird shit and leaves in the carbon fiber intake really drive the message home. Probably belonged to Ellison, but then again It is Palo Alto.
That's not sad, it's awesome. That car was meant to be driven, not stored in a glass box and polished with a diaper. You don't get any cooler than using a McLaren F1 as a daily driver and leaving it parallel parked for some idiot to back into. And I mean cool literally- he obviously can afford the car, but he also clearly doesn't really care about money. It's almost modest. I'd much rather be this guy than the oil wealth trust fund douche driving a chrome plated SLR.
Amen. Using a car like that as a daily means you can experience it all the time! And not being precious about it means everyone walking past can experience it too. Awesome
I'd bet dollars to donuts that it was Elon Musk's McLaren. I just watched a show on CNBC about his messy divorce, and how he was so happy when taking delivery of a silver F1. Now he's being raked over the coals by his ex- but is still somehow funding Tesla. He probably wasn't taking care of it because he had bigger things on his mind.
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The guy in the Eldorado was blaring NIN circa 1989, it was great.
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Some more from around Bristol... Lotus Elan
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not a VW Beetle... the UK Morris Minor
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That lotus elan is soooo nice...Perfect colours as well, love the two-tone with beige

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DCypher wrote:Saw this about 2001 on the street in Palo Alto and a friend happened to snap a few shots. Kind of akin to burning a pile of cash in front of a homeless person. The bird shit and leaves in the carbon fiber intake really drive the message home. Probably belonged to Ellison, but then again It is Palo Alto.
That car is just so awesome. Such an innovation in car industry.
I can`t believe no one else has done something similar later.
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Travismo: I think that is a Morgan, not a Bentley.
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I've always wanted to see how they made those fenders. Crazy sculptural.
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Mr-914 wrote:I've always wanted to see how they made those fenders. Crazy sculptural.
I thought the same thing.. looks quite different than most body panels

BTW I don't doubt your right about that Morgan - the badge looked like Bentley in the small pic
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And the New York prototype didn't even have them:

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I'd imagine those fins were not only added on later to the design but in production as well. I see no
way to stamp that fender in one piece and tried to find a proving picture to no avail, but will look under
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