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post #16 of 84 Old 05-30-2017, 07:21 PM
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Holy cow, congrats Mikey! So are you going to drive the snot out of this, or kick the grand piano out of the living room and put this in its place?
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Holy cow, congrats Mikey! So are you going to drive the snot out of this, or kick the grand piano out of the living room and put this in its place?
Both my friend.
Summer it'll be moved around europe and maybe the world to various tracks.

Winter it'll be home to be able to look at it a bit longer.
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I learned something today.
I always heard that Mclaren had never sold any Formula 1 car and kept them all.
Happy for you that that was not true.
Congratulations !
It's true they didn't. They only sold one to Zak brown himself in the modern age.

Thankfully Mr. b likes the idea of there being other enthusiasts like him taking the cars out.

I understood completely why ron wanted to keep them all, but am pleased the policy appears to have eased a little
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Like everyone else has expressed, this is great news Mikey and well done.

It will be fantastic to see a modern F1 car in the wild.

Will McLaren be running it for you, as I believe these cars need a legion of engineers just to start the thing?

Up above the streets and houses.
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I had a similar question - where there any restrictions on the purchase - only you can drive it and then only with McLaren Engineers in attendance for example or could you just take it down to your local track day? Ducati sold some of their MotoGP bikes to private buyers but they had to have it service every year by MotoGP Engineers and you couldn't ride it unless they were in attendance as the start-up procedure is pretty complicated and you could do some real damage if you got it wrong!!

Oh and btw many congratulations Mikey that must be one of the rarer "car" purchases!!
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post #21 of 84 Old 05-31-2017, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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The car will be supported by the heritage department, the same guys you see maintaining the older cars in the MTC. We have a commitment from them to support whenever wherever, but you can imagine am unlikely to be going to Oulton park or Dijon on a cold wet Sunday morning. :-).

Equally we will be shown at some point all necessary procedures to run the car, and indeed supplied with the equipment to do so.

But in reality I personally will never run the car without the support of mclaren.

Also get to go in the sim :-)
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Dreams do come true.

So am delighted to say that I have purchased MP4 -22/5A
Wow, just the chance to drive a car like that is a bucket list item for me . Owning one is dreaming BIG! Congrats, enjoy it!!
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Wow, just the chance to drive a car like that is a bucket list item for me . Owning one is dreaming BIG! Congrats, enjoy it!!
Thanks Jmc.

There's very much plans to bring them stateside so will let you know what gets organised of course. It will be next year at the earliest sadly
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Wow, Wow, and Wow again!... these things appear to be happening in two's this week!

Another reason - as if we needed it - to go to the Pure events!

Cant wait to hear it in person!

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Awesome Mikey! - If you're ever over on the East Coast in USA with her (or COTA) - give me a heads up! I'm comin' to see it!

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Awesome Mikey what next, where do you go from here ?

Hmmm...
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Awesome Mikey what next, where do you go from here ?
Round in circles really quickly hopefully Sam :-).
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I know the Merc,s had been getting a bit close in the GT races.......

Seriously, can not think of a more deserving owner... Big Congrats
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I know the Merc,s had been getting a bit close in the GT races.......

Seriously, can not think of a more deserving owner... Big Congrats
Very kind city. Thank you indeed sir ! :-)
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Absolutely unreal! That is fantastic. If you ever bring to the States please let us know, I'd fly to COTA(assuming that's where you'd go) in a heartbeat! Congrats again on pulling this off.

Will you store at your house or does it have a permanent home at MTC unless you're using it?

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