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(Telegraph)   Mr Bean crashes car in to tree. Tree survives, repairs to car cost $1,400,000   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 48
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2013-02-07 09:44:29 AM
This happened in 2011.
 
2013-02-07 09:44:44 AM
Holy carp - I expected to see a Mini driven by a nobody, round the tree, not Mr. Bean himself.\

/teddy
 
2013-02-07 09:45:12 AM
I'd love to see how much his next years insurance costs....
 
2013-02-07 09:45:51 AM
He was winning the race until this happened.
 
2013-02-07 09:46:51 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: He was winning the race until this happened.


It was that damn narcolepsy that got him.

Flint Ironstag: I'd love to see how much his next years insurance costs....


I'd love to get 1 month of it so I could retire. =/
 
2013-02-07 09:47:11 AM

LarryDan43: This happened in 2011.


Yes, the crash was in 2011. But, they just recently completed the repairs.
 
2013-02-07 09:47:31 AM
*nasally* AhhHHHhnnnn.
 
2013-02-07 09:48:04 AM

LarryDan43: This happened in 2011.


It might have taken some time to get all of the pieces together, what with all the carbon-fibre bodywork.
 
2013-02-07 09:48:12 AM
Would this be the McLaren he loaned to Top Gear, that smoked the Bugatti in a straight-line race until they bumped the distance out to a two mile drag?

*clicks link*

Yup, it is.  Shame... a 15 year old car that can still hold its own against today's supercars is (was?) quite a thing.
 
2013-02-07 09:49:40 AM
"The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.
 
2013-02-07 09:49:48 AM
Then his premium went up to $20,000 per month?
 
2013-02-07 09:51:53 AM
Slow down, funnyman.
 
2013-02-07 09:52:21 AM

exparrot: "The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.


mlb.imageg.net
 
2013-02-07 09:55:34 AM

exparrot: "The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.


You should hear what shat is past tense for.
 
2013-02-07 09:59:04 AM

jehovahs witness protection: exparrot: "The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.

You should hear what shat is past tense for.


Cue the 'then William Shatner' jokes.
 
2013-02-07 10:05:12 AM
I told my children a few days ago that there's actually an old television comedy series with House and Mr Bean in it. They didn't believe me.
 
2013-02-07 10:05:40 AM
Nice car.  Too bad about the color.
 
2013-02-07 10:07:38 AM
Cost to buy:  5. something million.

Doing a comparison.  My car which I wrecked last week cost me 6000 dollars to fix.  I spent 25,000.
The repair cost is almost 1 quarter of the worth of the car.

Going by subby's estimate.  a tiny bit over 1 quarter of the worth of the McLaren is the bill for the repairs
 
2013-02-07 10:08:27 AM
Anyone retarded enough to be driving a PURPLE F1 deserves whatever they get.  Still, I guess the Brits are weird like that.....
 
2013-02-07 10:08:42 AM
Damn you Narcolepsy!!!
 
2013-02-07 10:10:51 AM
Thought this was his car:

www.performancedirect.co.uk
 
2013-02-07 10:14:16 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: I told my children a few days ago that there's actually an old television comedy series with House and Mr Bean in it. They didn't believe me.


And the narrator for Pocoyo.
 
2013-02-07 10:14:53 AM

thepeterd: LarryDan43: This happened in 2011.

It might have taken some time to get all of the pieces together, what with all the carbon-fibre bodywork.


FTFA: The car then spent more than a year in the hands of McLaren's expert technicians in Woking, Surrey.

Yes, the crash was over a year ago.  It went back to the factory and took this long to repair it.
 
2013-02-07 10:20:14 AM
I can apprecate his passion for making use of the car, rather than letting it sit in a garage somewhere.  But, c'mon, man...  Learn how to drive, if you insist upon it.
 
2013-02-07 10:21:32 AM
All of my kids were recently introduced to Mr Bean - the 14 episodes are on Netflix Streaming.  They love it.  The 2 year asks for it, "Bean! - want to watch Mr Bean!"

How old do they have to be before i let them watch Monty Python?
 
2013-02-07 10:33:02 AM
nelson-haha.api-meal.eu

The haha is for me not having a $1,400,000 car repair bill.
 
2013-02-07 10:37:55 AM

durbnpoisn: I can apprecate his passion for making use of the car, rather than letting it sit in a garage somewhere.  But, c'mon, man...  Learn how to drive, if you insist upon it.


This.  I'm surprised insurance companies aren't requiring purchasers to get vetted or something.  Then again some companies will laugh when you ask for a quote on cars like this.
 
2013-02-07 10:38:40 AM

fruitloop: And the narrator for Pocoyo.


I've always thought that voice was familiar, but thought it seemed to light for Stephen Fry.

LowbrowDeluxe: Sock Ruh Tease: He was winning the race until this happened.

It was that damn narcolepsy that got him.


That was the first movie I ever went to by myself in a theater, though there were plenty of other people there.  I was howling... just completely over-the-top ridiculousness.
 
2013-02-07 10:40:29 AM

JDJoeE: durbnpoisn: I can apprecate his passion for making use of the car, rather than letting it sit in a garage somewhere.  But, c'mon, man...  Learn how to drive, if you insist upon it.

This.  I'm surprised insurance companies aren't requiring purchasers to get vetted or something.  Then again some companies will laugh when you ask for a quote on cars like this.




Then less would be sold.
 
2013-02-07 10:52:27 AM
I think an awful lot of you missed the fact that he is a remarkably good driver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOg_smPzq5A
 
2013-02-07 10:55:39 AM
For those of you interested in the McLaren, I highly recommend this book:  http://www.amazon.com/Driving-Ambition-Official-Inside-McLaren/dp/185 2 278412

/If you can find it
 
2013-02-07 11:02:36 AM

for the second time this week.


LEAVE ORIFICE ALONE!

 
2013-02-07 11:04:40 AM
In his defense, he was the only person driving on the right side of the road that day.
 
2013-02-07 12:12:23 PM
People waited, with baited breath, for two YEARS to find out what his insurance paid out for this accident.

The rest of the world moved on from Mr. Bean driving into a tree TWO YEARS ago.
 
2013-02-07 12:14:18 PM
Didn't we already fark this one years ago?
 
2013-02-07 12:23:55 PM

Uisce Beatha: Would this be the McLaren he loaned to Top Gear, that smoked the Bugatti in a straight-line race until they bumped the distance out to a two mile drag?

*clicks link*

Yup, it is.  Shame... a 15 year old car that can still hold its own against today's supercars is (was?) quite a thing.


Unless I'm mistaken, the F1 still holds the record for the fastest naturally aspirated engine in a production car, or something like that.
 
2013-02-07 12:59:18 PM
FTA: The avid car enthusiast bought the 240mph vehicle for £640,000 in 1997
But its value has significantly increased over the last 15 years - with one sold last year for £3.5 million.

THAT's the amazing takeaway in my view. 600% appreciation in 15 years. Not to mention the fact that his insurance is paying 1.5x the purchase price of his item instead of just giving him £640k and telling him to piss off.
 
2013-02-07 01:26:35 PM

LarryDan43: This happened in 2011.


I was going to see. It looks to me like the website updates the date on old articles, as the article is fresh-dated but about an old crash.

Mind you, I expect Mr. Bean racks up enormous insurance claims on a regular basis. He's made a comic art form of being a gormless klutz.

Fast cars are a major risk to funny guys, who sometimes have mercurial temperaments and risk-taking personalities.
 
2013-02-07 02:03:02 PM

factoryconnection: That was the first movie I ever went to by myself in a theater, though there were plenty of other people there.  I was howling... just completely over-the-top ridiculousness.


And Amy Smart in tight pants....
 
2013-02-07 02:21:53 PM
bet he couldn't get half of the £3.5mil top price for it now, poor car will never be the same

/check the carfax
 
2013-02-07 02:39:07 PM

booger42: Holy carp - I expected to see a Mini driven by a nobody, round the tree, not Mr. Bean himself.\

/teddy


I was expecting the tree to look like a Reliant Regal.
 
2013-02-07 03:12:21 PM

petec: bet he couldn't get half of the £3.5mil top price for it now, poor car will never be the same

/check the carfax


i'd imagine that if it spent a year at the mclaren factory it's going to pass the mclaren test and be as good as new.
 
2013-02-07 03:25:07 PM

Coming on a Bicycle: I told my children a few days ago that there's actually an old television comedy series with House and Mr Bean in it. They didn't believe me.


Holy crap.  Holy crap on toast.  I watched some Blackadder, and never in a million years did I ever put Prince George (or the other Georges that Hugh portrayed) as the same person as the dour, sarcastic Dr. House.  A show that I happen to enjoy immensely.

I actually learned something today.
 
2013-02-07 06:53:11 PM

exparrot: "The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.


Spun.
Damn illiterate limeys.

//splunge for me, too
 
2013-02-07 07:02:24 PM

danno_to_infinity: Coming on a Bicycle: I told my children a few days ago that there's actually an old television comedy series with House and Mr Bean in it. They didn't believe me.

Holy crap.  Holy crap on toast.  I watched some Blackadder, and never in a million years did I ever put Prince George (or the other Georges that Hugh portrayed) as the same person as the dour, sarcastic Dr. House.  A show that I happen to enjoy immensely.

I actually learned something today.


danno_to_infinity: Coming on a Bicycle: I told my children a few days ago that there's actually an old television comedy series with House and Mr Bean in it. They didn't believe me.

Holy crap.  Holy crap on toast.  I watched some Blackadder, and never in a million years did I ever put Prince George (or the other Georges that Hugh portrayed) as the same person as the dour, sarcastic Dr. House.  A show that I happen to enjoy immensely.

I actually learned something today.




Why don't you ram it up your pim-hole, you fusking cloff prunker. Oh, and watch this.
i1171.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 12:56:46 AM

exparrot: "The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.


Span is the legitimate but slightly archaic simple past and imperfect tenses of spun.  Strangely it is archaic for this verb, but not for others of the same type.

/Ring rang rung
//Swim swam swum
///Begin began begun
////Sink sank sunk
//You get the idea
 
2013-02-08 01:12:25 AM

if_i_really_have_to: exparrot: "The actor and comedian span off the road and crashed the high-powered vehicle into a tree in August 2011, suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the process. "

Span is the past tense for spin?
Huh. whodathunkit.

Span is the legitimate but slightly archaic simple past and imperfect tenses of spun.  Strangely it is archaic for this verb, but not for others of the same type.


More importantly, it didn't trigger the spellchecker.
 
2013-02-08 09:44:29 PM
No reason
 
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