Rowan Atkinson crashes his McLaren F1

Reports from the UK bring word that Rowan Atkinson has been hospitalised after crashing his McLaren F1. Although it has been described that Atkinson “cheated death” he suffered only a minor shoulder injury. It’s understood the 56-year-old comedian lost control of the car and it spun three times before crashing into a tree then a […]

Twenty years of the McLaren F1

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One of the world’s most significant sportscars has just celebrated its 20th birthday. The car in question, of course, is the McLaren F1. The trainspotters among you will know the F1 didn’t actually have its official launch until 28 May 1992, and customer deliveries didn’t commence until 1993. But with this party McLaren Automotive honoured […]

Oh, the humanity!

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the resurrection into eternal life. This sorry sight is what happened after the owner took his 1995 McLaren F1 for a run after six months in storage. The car is now a total write off. If every cloud has a […]

Dream car sells for dream price

Bit of a catch up post this one. Last October this 1997 McLaren F1 sold at auction in London for £2.5M (AU$5.4M). The sale price was a new record for a McLaren F1 and almost double the estimated sale price. Given the doom and gloom that has followed since you’d reckon the result should remain […]