Rowan Atkinson's McLaren F1

  • February 08, 2013
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Rowan Atkinson is well known actor in roles such as Mr.Bean,Blackadder and other comedies. Little you might know Rowan is a bit of a petrol head, and one of his pride and joy is a rare maroon McLaren F1 which he purchased in 1997 for £640,000, which he liked to use daily. Unfortunately this McLaren suffered 2 accidents, the later crash happen on Thursday, Aug. 4, in Peterborough, England where he hit a slippery patch of road and lost control of the F1, hitting a tree. He had suffered a shoulder injury and the McLaren a £900,000 repair bill, which is the highest  insurance pay out recorded in Britain.

The rare supercar spent more than a year at McLaren's Woking base being repaired by expert technicians. The insurance only paid out because the F1's value has soared beyond its original price tag. In fact in 2012 an immaculate sample sold for £3.5 million.

A very interesting article can be found on the current (March 2013) Classic and Sports Car Magazine. After reading through the article we couldn't agree more with Mr.Atkinson:

'It depresses me when great cars are hidden away. It is a crime not to use it.'


Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Front Page Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Contents Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 1 Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 2 - It depresses me when great cars are hidden away, it is a crime not to use it. Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 3 Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - PAge 4 Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 5 - Mclaren Woking Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 6 - Making of an Icon Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 7 Classic and Sports Car magazine - Rowan Atkinson Mclaren F1 Special - Page 8 Rowan's McLaren F1 back to its shiny glory. Mr.Beans McLaren F1 McLaren F1 Supercars McLaren F1 spare Spaceframe The McLaren F1 supercar was left as a mangled wreck after Rowan Atkinson crashed into a tree in August 2011. It was Rowan's second crash in the vehicle, which saw its 6.1 litre BMW engine flung 18m away from the rest of it. Atkinson escaped the Mclaren F1 crash with a shoulder injury but the £910,000 repair bill was painful for the actor's insurers. The supercar is one of only 64 roadgoing McLaren F1s built by the British company. Rowen Atkinson is back on the road in the car 16 months after the crash. Comedian Rowan Atkinson at the wheel of his McLaren F1 GTR sports car leaving Highgrove House after attending the Prince of Wales 50th birthday party. 25/10/99 Atkinson crashed the high-powered sports car he bought to celebrate the success of Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie. The star, better known for driving a Mini as the infamous Mr Bean, than the MacLaren F1 supercar involved in the collision, dented the front end of the 650,000 vehicle when it collided with the rear of a Rover Metro in Lancashire at 2pm. Rowan McLaren's first crash Where the crash happened - Peterborough, England


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