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F1 Driver In His McLaren F1 Road Car

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  1. Nuvolari

    Nuvolari F1 Veteran
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    Just AWESOME
     
  2. Adrian Thompson

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    Hat's off, that rocks. I love the fact that he a) drives cars not related to his employer like this McLaren/BMW and his Ferrari's and b) Mercedes let him. Can you imagine back in his McLaren days if he'd rocked up in a Ferrari, Ron would have had a seizure.
     
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  3. Terra

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    The Chassis No. of his F1 is coincidentally 044! (i.e. his Race No. is 44).
     
  4. Adrian Thompson

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    I didn't know that. Hat's of to Ferrari for making / allowing that to happen. Respect is shown by both sides there.
     
  5. Terra

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    I’m speaking about his McLaren F1 road car being Chassis No. 044.
     
  6. DeSoto

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    Yieeeeh.
     
  7. Adrian Thompson

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    Doh!
     
  8. Nuvolari

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    Apparently the passengers were his Step Mom and Dad and yes this is chassis #44 sold at Bonhams in 2017 for a little over $15 million. Pretty cool stuff.
     
  9. william

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    Is this car road legal ? I can't see a number plate at the front.
     
  10. subirg

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    It’s in America. It’s ok to not have one.
     
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  11. crinoid

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    Sorta. lol

    He should totally paint it purple. ;)
     
  12. trumpet77

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    Each state has their own rules on 1 or 2 license plates.
     
  13. Adrian Thompson

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    Lack of front plate. One of the very, very, many reasons, although admittedly a small one, why I'm an Ex Pat Brit living here. ;)
     
  14. ktu

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    Gosh, those things cost a fortune, and only going up in value
     
  15. furoni

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    That one just got devalued after being driven by elton....
     
  16. Nuvolari

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    Quite the opposite but then again haters gonna hate.
     
  17. WPOZZZ

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    I think you need front plate in Cali, now. However, it is probably a fix-it ticket, or maybe a $100 fine.
     
  18. ago car nut

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    Ohio just dropped required front plate.
     
  19. 375+

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    Probably a Montana registration.
     
  20. Mitch Alsup

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    It even has a stick shift (i.e., manual !)
     
  21. Giallo 550

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    Some states only require a plate on the back.
     
  22. Drive550PFB

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    Mika Hakkinen owned a 360, a Testarossa and an F-50 when he was driving for Ron Dennis.
     
  23. william

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    I guess they don't have speed cameras then.
     
  24. trumpet77

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    I would imagine the camera shoots the rear end
     

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