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Nearly-live coverage from the party thanks to my friend Brian Zuk. :cool:



He said at least 7 owners had brought along their 12C's so far and of course Mr Price's red McLaren F1 was there as well. I expect a few here are also attending and will have many more pics to share. Brian's specialty is video and hopefully he will put together some good footage for us as well.

Expect that you all had fun and quite sorry I wasn't able to attend myself. I am at the wrong end of California for this one.

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A few more views of the lineup outside.















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Mac Orange car is the dealer demo. VO is one of the Larry's. Graphite grey is mine. Don't know who's was the black car.

Awesome night. Very awesome. Good drinks, good food, nice cars. The parking lot was like a window shopping dream. All sorts of Fezzas, Ariel Atom, GTR, Jags, Lambos, etc.
 

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Mac Orange car is the dealer demo. VO is one of the Larry's. Graphite grey is mine. Don't know who's was the black car.

Awesome night. Very awesome. Good drinks, good food, nice cars. The parking lot was like a window shopping dream. All sorts of Fezzas, Ariel Atom, GTR, Jags, Lambos, etc.
Is Larry on here HM,or is he someone not known in the UK,just thought id ask as he has copied my car!:D
 

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Is Larry on here HM,or is he someone not known in the UK,just thought id ask as he has copied my car!:D
He's not on here that I know of. He owns the blue F1 XP4 (edited from VP5 - sorry Peloton) - very, very cool car, and super nice guy - I believe he got one of the very first, if not the first US customer cars.
 

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Mac Orange car is the dealer demo. VO is one of the Larry's. Graphite grey is mine. Don't know who's was the black car.

Awesome night. Very awesome. Good drinks, good food, nice cars. The parking lot was like a window shopping dream. All sorts of Fezzas, Ariel Atom, GTR, Jags, Lambos, etc.
black one is Larry B's car. He's in Sonoma.
 

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Well they are both "Larry B" so that doesn't help. ;) :D

The owner you are referring to has a silver F1 - chassis #062. It was the one purchased through Gooding & Co's Pebble Beach Auction in 2010. Hammer price shown below was before 10% Buyer's Premium gets tacked on. :eek:



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It looks like it was a great night. Sorry to have missed it and made it short one more Graphite Grey edition, but I'm over here in snowy London instead of sunny Nor Cal.
 

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That Larry! No i dont suspect he would be on here either:D
Actually you might be surprised. A few days after the auction completed that Larry registered on a message forum where we were discussing the sale of the car using his real name and wrote:

just drove 062 for the first time.

much more fun than an enzo

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In the F1 forum I moderate we've had several owners join and contribute over the years. It is not a huge surprise as it does take a lot of passion to spend that much money on a motorcar. The only surprising part is that you'd expect people with that kind of net worth to be extremely busy and not have time to devote to discussions on the internet. Still there have been and continue to be plenty of examples to dispell that theory. :)

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So it was me and two F1 owners parked there in front. Cool. :~)>
 

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Well they are both "Larry B" so that doesn't help. ;) :D

The owner you are referring to has a silver F1 - chassis #062. It was the one purchased through Gooding & Co's Pebble Beach Auction in 2010. Hammer price shown below was before 10% Buyer's Premium gets tacked on. :eek:

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As a side note, the previous owner was Larry E. It is apparently very good to be named Larry.
 

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Actually Mr Ellison was the car's previous, previous owner. There was an owner in between on #062 for several years.

In ~2005 LE sold the F1 to Ferrari of Silicon Valley during the purchase of an Enzo that was reportedly for his son. They re-sold it to its second owner - his initials were JL and he's also in the Bay Area.

Still it is a unique story on that car. I can think of no other F1 that has changed hands 3 times and remained within less than a 50 mile radius each time. The thing that makes it more interesting is that both times it was never a direct seller to buyer transaction which you might expect given it did not go very far each time. Typically when an F1 changes hands for it to travel thousands of miles to its new home.

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Actually Mr Ellison was the car's previous, previous owner. There was an owner in between on #062 for several years.

In ~2005 LE sold the F1 to Ferrari of Silicon Valley during the purchase of an Enzo that was reportedly for his son. They re-sold it to its second owner - his initials were JL and he's also in the Bay Area.

Still it is a unique story on that car. I can think of no other F1 that has changed hands 3 times and remained within less than a 50 mile radius each time. The thing that makes it more interesting is that both times it was never a direct seller to buyer transaction which you might expect given it did not go very far each time. Typically when an F1 changes hands for it to travel thousands of miles to its new home.

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Interesting, at the auction it even said "Larry Ellison's F1" on it (there were a LOT of cool cars there, but I spent a lot of time ogling the F1).
 

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The eGarage.com photoset from the event is now online. Click the image below to view the slideshow. :cool:



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Love those pictures. The way the have the short focus makes the cars look like perfect models.
 
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