IS THE OFFER STILL OPEN "McLAREN"

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I know this is a long shot.
Many years ago late 1970s i bought an as new Porsche 928 auto, dark blue/green metallic from a London Dealer.
I wanted to check the history and millage so looked in the log book and the previous owner was McLaren.:D
I got ther phone number and called them, a very friendly and affable chap answered the phone, He knew all about the 928 i bought and verified the millage,history, etc etc.
We talked all about the 928 for about 5 minutes finally i thanked him for his time and when i was about to ring off he said Why dont you come to the British Grand Prix, you can come in the pit and see how it all works and to phone this number if i wanted to go....I was out of the country at the time of the British GP and unfortunately could not make it:(

Do McLaren look at our MBO,Forms, was it "you" i talked to, was it Ron?

Am i a bit late to take up your most kind offer......:D:D:D:D
 

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Why don't you give them a call! It's worth the price of the phone call if nothing else!
 
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They would probley tell to sod off, I may give them a try, the one thing i remember the person i talked to at McLaren was so passionate about cars.
The trouble is it was so long ago.
 

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Ron Dennis didnt take over at McLaren until 1980 when he merged his Project 4 racing team with Mansour Ojjeih's TAG group and purchased McLaren. So I doubt it was him.

Could have been Teddy Meyer though!!
 
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Is Teddy Meyer still at McLaren,
 

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Ron Dennis didnt take over at McLaren until 1980 when he merged his Project 4 racing team with Mansour Ojjeih's TAG group and purchased McLaren.

Hence why the cars monikers all start with MP4 (McLaren Project 4)
 

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If you still have the Porsche, you might have a chance. Maybe more so.
If you dont, i would forget it.

But if you think thats bad, after aptitude tests and interviews to be a car mechanic apprentice at Tourist Trophy and Swain & Jones I received a letter for interview at mclaren.
I was already begining to have doubts about life as a grease monkey.
When I got there (old site) I saw the entrance gate with a big cheap rusty (yellow??) sign above it, in what looked like a trading estate for scrap yards.
I thought to myself, I come all this way (about 15miles) to this 'sh**-hole' .....and drove away.
Lucky for them I suppose ;)
 

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If you still have the Porsche, you might have a chance. Maybe more so.
If you dont, i would forget it.

But if you think thats bad, after aptitude tests and interviews to be a car mechanic apprentice at Tourist Trophy and Swain & Jones I received a letter for interview at mclaren.
I was already begining to have doubts about life as a grease monkey.
When I got there (old site) I saw the entrance gate with a big cheap rusty (yellow??) sign above it, in what looked like a trading estate for scrap yards.
I thought to myself, I come all this way (about 15miles) to this 'sh**-hole' .....and drove away.
Lucky for them I suppose ;)

Some time before R.D. took over I would wager. :)
 

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When I got there (old site) I saw the entrance gate with a big cheap rusty (yellow??) sign above it, in what looked like a trading estate for scrap yards.
I thought to myself, I come all this way (about 15miles) to this 'sh**-hole' .....and drove away.
Lucky for them I suppose ;)

They built the F1 road car on that site after they moved further up the road to the newer facility (still well before they moved to the latest purpose-built spaceship). I went on a tour back in the day. The premises looked pretty much like you say.

Until you got inside. ;)
 
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Thanks, Steve. Sad to hear that Teddy passed away. You seem very knowlegable in what went on behind the scenes at McLaren, were you into motor racing scene back in those days?
 
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