6/7/2007 - Celebrity freebies

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6/7/2007 - Celebrity freebies

Post by neil » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:54 pm

We all know they get them. But I've been amused by a couple of things recently:

1. Gordon Ramsey
Watching the F Word of the last few weeks and amused by the large array of motors he has at his disposal. He admitted in a recent interview none of them were his as manufacturers were very kind to him...

2. Cribs
It's been ages since I've watched it but it always amazes me how much money relatively unknown 'celebrities' have - ok they are probably better known in the US. But I watching a young 19 year old rapper who had a house the size of a country mansion and who'd been given a Porsche 911.
Followed shortly afterwards by a racing driver who had a driveful of freebies.

Other celebrities I know about - Jodie Kidd - Maserati, Jamie Oliver - Maserati too and not forgetting Alan Sugar and 'his' Roller.

One I'm never convinced about is old JC himself - I can't believe hs has to buy cars ?

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Post by blacky » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:18 am

i suppose jc will get a lot of cars on test but you still have to have a car of your own

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Post by neil » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:22 am

Yeah I'm thinkling his SL55 AMG and GT40 and whatever he has now....

Mind you it's not like he can't afford it.

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Post by blacky » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:37 am

hhmm what it must be like to get up on a morning & be unable to decide what car to have in your garage

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Post by Chas » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:19 pm

blacky wrote:hhmm what it must be like to get up on a morning & be unable to decide what car to have in your garage
Must be a tough one :lol:

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Post by Simon1397 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:36 pm

neil wrote:Yeah I'm thinkling his SL55 AMG and GT40 and whatever he has now....

Mind you it's not like he can't afford it.

Thought he'd bought a Lambo Gallardo but Kristen Scott Thomas didn't like it.
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Post by D4 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:06 am

Simon1397 wrote:
neil wrote:Yeah I'm thinkling his SL55 AMG and GT40 and whatever he has now....

Mind you it's not like he can't afford it.

Thought he'd bought a Lambo Gallardo but Kristen Scott Thomas didn't like it.
yep I understood he'd just bought the Gallardo roadster in exchange for the Ford GT. (which was previously the SL55 and the F355 before that...)

I believe he has a Range Rover for his missus and the school run..
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Post by Charles » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:29 pm

D4 wrote:
Simon1397 wrote:
neil wrote:Yeah I'm thinkling his SL55 AMG and GT40 and whatever he has now....

Mind you it's not like he can't afford it.

Thought he'd bought a Lambo Gallardo but Kristen Scott Thomas didn't like it.
yep I understood he'd just bought the Gallardo roadster in exchange for the Ford GT. (which was previously the SL55 and the F355 before that...)

I believe he has a Range Rover for his missus and the school run..
Mrs Clarkson drives an XC90 and Mr Clarkson owns the Gallardo
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Post by Steve A » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:50 pm

Charles wrote:
D4 wrote:
Simon1397 wrote:
neil wrote:Yeah I'm thinkling his SL55 AMG and GT40 and whatever he has now....

Mind you it's not like he can't afford it.

Thought he'd bought a Lambo Gallardo but Kristen Scott Thomas didn't like it.
yep I understood he'd just bought the Gallardo roadster in exchange for the Ford GT. (which was previously the SL55 and the F355 before that...)

I believe he has a Range Rover for his missus and the school run..
Mrs Clarkson drives an XC90 and Mr Clarkson owns the Gallardo

he also has a ford focus that says is the best cars he has ACTUALLY bought.
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