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Really enjoyed the first video with Ron's comments. I'd love to hear more from him. His mention of the cure for the recession is well stated - be positive and get on with productivity - that would go a long way. Great to see this progress from them.

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Hey guys I seem to get the same vid from each link and no Ron talking? Am I missing a link somewhere?
 

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Why can’t they stay on a shot for more than half a second.

I want to actually see what I am looking at and appreciate it.

Surely our attention spans are longer than this?

Rant over. I’ll get my coat.
It is frustrating, isn't it? I blame it on the video game era. The shots are too quick for our old eyes, but each frame probably seems like an eternity to the kids!

Anyway, I am glad the level of production in the vids has stepped up. They sorely needed it!
 

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I'm sure you are freeze framing to stop the flickering images.......it's the only way to prevent a migraine.....and you see the detail
 

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The link now opens and it's a less frenetic edit than the second video.

Enjoyed Ron's understated talk and Antony Sheriff is easy to listen to as well.

Yes , like the message we have to WORK our way out of this recession.....no bull. no hand out.
 

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Love, love, and love Ron'speak! :D

The entire McLaren complex reminds me of a NASA-meets-Pharma facility. Beyond impressive! :cool:
 

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Today I passed an Apple store and it was full of people at Apples Altar, all there to worship design Apple.

We are in danger of Ron worship........just as expensive as Apple but more adrenalin involved.
 

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Ron Speak


He commented: "We never stop. We exist to go faster; to be state-of-the-art; to innovate; to perform with belief, flair and passion; to be the absolute best at what we do. And everything that McLaren is has been built on the founding principles of good design and solid, seamlessly efficient engineering and manufacturing."

I'll take one MP4-12C then, thank's Ron, I know it will be good but you better deliver and support my mo mo car!
 

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Ron Dennis is the Steve Jobs of the automotive world.

The ability to make your employees want to improve and innovate and be the best in the world at what ever there job is or what ever the level within the organization is and have that permeate through the whole company is a unique talent.
Any one that has been to MTC can just feel that everyone is there for one reason, "Because McLaren" and they are happy about it.
 

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His Chauffeur was in attendance outside the MPC on my last visit, very SAS and 'don't talk to me' attitude. S Class Merc by his side.
 

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The link now opens and it's a less frenetic edit than the second video.

Enjoyed Ron's understated talk and Antony Sheriff is easy to listen to as well.

Yes , like the message we have to WORK our way out of this recession.....no bull. no hand out.
Relieved to hear Sheriff talk about something other than the "AND car". Was starting to think he was a robot!
 

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Relieved to hear Sheriff talk about something other than the "AND car". Was starting to think he was a robot!
Know what you mean with the mantra but don't forget they are all salesmen, Ron included.

I have met Antony Sheriff a number of times and have to say he is a breath of fresh air with his enthusiasm, determination and customer facing attitude. He also has the courage to be candid when challenged with most questions. I'm pleased he is heading up the operation.

No doubt he is under pressure and Ron is always lurking but they make a good team in my judgement.

I actually think they would benefit from a customer forum of owners and their ilk to check on the emotive strategy........but they will listen.
 

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One would think that McRon would have a stretched long wheel base 4 seat MP4 built to ferry him around. Much better for PR.
LOL but not Ron. The Merc and driver just looks more McRon somehow.

Maybe a MP4X4 Macayenne in 2020 when they want to double sales after they realise 50% market share of the sports car market is enough!
 

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Some dialog...

Ron Dennis (Executive Chairman, McLaren Group and McLaren Automotive) outlines McLaren's ambitions for 2012 and beyond

Just like our racing cars, the McLaren Group never stands still -- and you may like some of the pioneering new directions we're taking.

McLaren is more than just a builder of beautiful and successful Formula 1 cars: we're a relentlessly competitive entity, bred on high-performance and determined to bring to market ground-breaking products and solutions that are set apart by their top quality and dependence on totally unique and highly innovative steps in performance.

To take just one example, we're poised on the verge of a hugely exciting automotive programme with our high-performance sports car, MP4-12C.

And today's visit to McLaren by Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron MP is a statement of intent: that we're committed to building a homegrown sports car manufacturer to take on the likes of Europe's and North America's giants.

But that's not all.

Through everything we do, we're absolutely dedicated to fostering the rebirth of one of Great Britain's industrial cornerstones: beautiful and meticulously crafted high-tech industrial design and manufacture.

Design and manufacturing have been at the backbone of British industry for more than 100 years, and are activities that we as a company not only passionately believe in, but consider of primary importance to the future economic growth and recovery of the United Kingdom.

It's a philosophy that is at the cornerstone of McLaren Group chairman Ron Dennis's view for the future of the Group.

He said:

"Through everything we do, McLaren strives to find the solution.

"We never stop. We exist to go faster; to be state-of-the-art; to innovate; to perform with belief, flair and passion; to be the absolute best at what we do. And everything that McLaren is has been built on the founding principles of good design and solid, seamlessly efficient engineering and manufacturing.

"Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, great minds such as George Stephenson, James Watt, Matthew Boulton and Isambard Kingdom Brunel have brought tremendous and justified acclaim to Great Britain via their relentless innovation and restless desire to deliver societal benefit.

"But, in the UK, there has been an over-reliance in the past on the financial and service sectors. Now, industry is realising that Britain's grand manufacturing tradition is a solid platform upon which to build -- and I want the McLaren Group to play its part in the crucial recalibration of UK plc.

"I'm delighted that the Government is embracing that initiative too: we need to encourage young people to embrace the STEM subjects, by which I mean, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"This should not trigger the abandonment of the arts -- of which I am also a keen patron. However, I firmly believe it is the role and duty of British industry to offer STEM graduates the appropriate destination jobs -- the provision of a worthwhile career path that ensures that our brightest scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians aren't lured into finance or banking -- simply because they feel that engineering cannot compete to offer equal satisfaction or reward."

As Ron Dennis's words make apparent: our vision is clear, and the means by which we achieve it are rich and diverse. We are proud that McLaren is a British industrial icon, but there is more to us than you may imagine...

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