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post Jun 14 2017, 09:28 PM
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The other day, a friend of mine came to visit at work, he is an old customer that has become a friend over the years. He was a session musician in London in the 60's. He is good friends with KK Downing (Judas Priest) and once asked me to go for a jam with them at KK's house HERE, yes, that is KK's home, he loves golf so built a PGA standard golf course in his front garden laugh.gif I didn't go to the jam, I was far far too nervous.

Anyway, he's just treated himself to a new car. I had to go and sort something out in the workshop but he is returning this week or next to take me for a spin smile.gif

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post Jun 14 2017, 09:47 PM
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post Jun 14 2017, 10:34 PM
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That colour was a £5000 option. He also had to have a suspension option to lift the car 10cm because he lives in a remote house that you have to drive along the edge of farmer's fields to get home, that cost £10,000 blink.gif


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 14 2017, 10:34 PM) *
That colour was a £5000 option. He also had to have a suspension option to lift the car 10cm because he lives in a remote house that you have to drive along the edge of farmer's fields to get home, that cost £10,000 blink.gif

That's just insane!!!!
Just for the price of those extras I could build an amazing Chopper!!!
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Talking of which, I'm having a Supercharger fitted to a Harley at the moment!! Fun times are ahead!!
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post Jun 15 2017, 02:47 PM
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Here is the manufacturers site. http://cars.mclaren.com/sports-series/570s

With the extras that he had it ended up costing him a cool £220,000 blink.gif wacko.gif

He really really really really enjoys it though, I've told you about him before Gab, about when he asked me to go an jam with him and KK Downing.

I asked him to lift up the engine cover, he said he couldn't, it's locked down except for a little hatch about 10"x8", I guess the engine is a little bit special and only manufacturer is able to work on it.


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OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My friend just came again, took me out in it. One word, SUBLIME.

I've been in some pretty quick vehicles and on some pretty quick bikes but nothing has come close to the relentless and seamless power delivery of that beast. I couldn't even pull my head forward.

Made my day, in fact, made my year. smile.gif

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post Jun 22 2017, 08:05 PM
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eheh excellent smile.gif

I remember watching a show about those cars, aside muscle there's a lot of electronic engineering to them too which is quite futuristic.


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post Jun 23 2017, 03:51 AM
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That is one sweet ride! Mclaren makes some amazing cars. You mentioned he was a customer of yours? Did you build stuff for him?


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OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My friend just came again, took me out in it. One word, SUBLIME.

I've been in some pretty quick vehicles and on some pretty quick bikes but nothing has come close to the relentless and seamless power delivery of that beast. I couldn't even pull my head forward.

Made my day, in fact, made my year. smile.gif


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post Jun 23 2017, 10:17 AM
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Stunning car! That must have been one hell of a ride, Phil.

But....... seriously, if you get invited to jam with KK again.. next time, bloody well GO! cool.gif



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post Jun 23 2017, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jun 23 2017, 03:51 AM) *
That is one sweet ride! Mclaren makes some amazing cars. You mentioned he was a customer of yours? Did you build stuff for him?


Yes Todd, we've manufactured many things for him over the 30 years he's been coming to us.


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post Jun 23 2017, 11:14 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 23 2017, 10:17 AM) *
Stunning car! That must have been one hell of a ride, Phil.

But....... seriously, if you get invited to jam with KK again.. next time, bloody well GO! cool.gif


I'd just freeze up mate rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 23 2017, 10:14 AM) *
I'd just freeze up mate rolleyes.gif


I agree with Ben, think about it; you'll only feel ready when you're playing better than him and I'm sure that would piss him off biggrin.gif so with this logic its better now than later smile.gif


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post Jun 23 2017, 11:44 AM
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That's great logic Mertay, I think I would be crapping myself too much though, I've probably missed the boat now but if the invitation crops up again I'll think about it and probably still bottle it laugh.gif

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Awesome! How cool is that Phil!!!
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