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      08-13-2009 07:48 AM #2
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      08-13-2009 07:52 AM #3
      Nice haircut, mr. Murray

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      08-13-2009 07:58 AM #4
      Wow I didn't know that they had to remove the side seats to meet US Spec. I always thought of how cool it would be to drive in the middle with two other people next to you

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      08-13-2009 08:00 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Chacolla »
      Wow I didn't know that they had to remove the side seats to meet US Spec. I always thought of how cool it would be to drive in the middle with two other people next to you

      Nothing stopped you from putting those seats back in. A car, where you can have a girl on each side.... perfect! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-13-2009 08:16 AM #6
      That was the first car magazine I ever bought. I'd been playing NFSII and saw it and grabbed it. I was 11. I've probably read that article 200 times, great stuff!
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    8. 08-13-2009 09:14 AM #7
      I remember reading this article back in the day. I forgot how much Ameritec bastardized the looks of that car to make it meet regulations (bumpers, headlights)

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      08-13-2009 09:58 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by dento gt »
      I remember reading this article back in the day. I forgot how much Ameritec bastardized the looks of that car to make it meet regulations (bumpers, headlights)

      i remember drooling over this article too back in my highschool days...i think i still have it somewhere

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      08-13-2009 12:24 PM #9
      When I was going through my pile of old car mags to recycle a while back, this issue is one of the select few I kept around [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I love how I'm still blown away by it all these years later.

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      08-13-2009 12:27 PM #10
      Don't miss Peloton's awesome F1 GTR videos in his post
      It makes sense that Murray had the center driving idea as a child. It seems so natural to be in the middle.
      Ugh, those added bumpers are attrocious
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      08-13-2009 12:39 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by andlf »


      That "converted" F1 is an atrocity the likes of which this country has never seen.
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      08-13-2009 01:21 PM #12
      Thanks for posting this article. This is the only road test from back in the day that R&T STILL includes in their Road Test summary page near the back of the magazine. I've always wondered how/why the F1's skidpad and slalom numbers were so poor
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      08-13-2009 01:25 PM #13
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      A Jesus-fish on a McLaren? Really?
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      08-13-2009 01:43 PM #14
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      08-13-2009 01:46 PM #15
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      A Jesus-fish on a McLaren? Really?

      Yes, really. Road & Track removed the "God is Awesome" stickers from the side windows prior to taking their photos. Look closely and you can see it in this shot:

      The owner's son had an NHRA Pro Stock drag racing team that used that as the name on their Pontiac Grand Am.
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      08-13-2009 01:48 PM #16
      i still have that issue as well as the car and driver one i used to carry them around with me in high school
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    18. 08-13-2009 02:09 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by sdpauly »

      A Jesus-fish on a McLaren? Really?

      you pointed out the Jesus-fish on the McLaren? Really?

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      08-13-2009 02:12 PM #18
      I prefer the fish with legs and "evolve" written inside.
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      08-13-2009 03:10 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Double-V »
      I prefer the fish with legs and "evolve" written inside.

      I am not sure you understand the Jesus fish.

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      08-13-2009 03:14 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Road & Track article »
      The opened left-side luggage well exposes a modem jack to connect the F1's engine to BMW in Germany for real-time analysis.

      I sure hope it's a 56k modem.

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      08-13-2009 03:24 PM #21
      Actually modems were at 14.4/28.8 around the time the F1 was released. I think 28.8 became the standard in 1994, so perhaps the F1's original modem didn't even run at that speed.
      One thing I don't know is if McLaren have done any updating to the modem through the years to take advantage of any of the newer technologies available. Theoretically they could even be doing something wirelessly now, but I don't think that is the case. It has sparked my curiosity though, so I will try to find out.
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    23. 08-13-2009 03:27 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by sdpauly »

      A Jesus-fish on a McLaren? Really?

      If I ever got a chance to drive, much less own an F1 I'd be thanking God everyday!

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      08-13-2009 03:43 PM #23
      I never knew the bit about overheating. That sucks.

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      08-13-2009 03:56 PM #24
      i like the comments about the "other worldly" build quality of the mclaren. i could see that as being very accurate. the F50 and Bugatti were always built by "people."
      still is one of my favorite cars of all time. thanks for posting the article. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      08-13-2009 04:30 PM #25
      I can't think of any other car I would rather own (let alone drive!) than the McLaren F1
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