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Envestors Meets McLaren


May saw a group of F1 and motorcar enthusiasts invited from within The Platinum Club from Envestors experience a fabulous day at the McLaren Technology Centre

May saw a group of F1 and motorcar enthusiasts invited from within The Platinum Club from Envestors experience a fabulous day at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, courtesy of McLaren and in particular George Farquhar, VIP and Affinity Relations Manager.

The group were treated to an in-depth telling of the impressive history of McLaren and had the chance to sit in the 570 GT (pictured) before being stunned by the new 720 S, launched in March earlier this year, and then were given a guided tour with anecdotes of the many museum cars from its history that McLaren have on show. From the first car that Bruce McLaren built and raced in, aged 15, to a limited edition Super Series P1 and many examples of the evolution of F1, there’s almost a car for every year, right up to very recent years. The story is one of impressive innovation, swift progression and disruption to the market, and McLaren emerges as a truly iconic and fiercely British brand, one which we at Envestors are honoured to share in.

The tour ended with a view from the gallery of the McLaren Production Centre, where the cars are built in a spotless and mainly manually driven, spectacularly organised production line. The lack of automation was notable and somehow added to the feeling that we were spying on the future.

Following a delicious lunch in the Ayrton Senna suite, our guests departed suitably impressed and, in many cases, convinced that a British-made McLaren must take up a place in their automotive collection. But which model? Mine’s a 720 S Spider please!

If you would like to know more about McLaren and are interested in test driving one of their models, or taking part in one of their exclusive driving experiences, please get in touch with Jessica.wilson@envestors.co.uk and she will connect you with George at McLaren.

Sound bites from investors’ feedback:

“As a motor racing fan I found it very interesting and most enjoyable”

George was “excellent and most welcoming”

“Just to say how very much I enjoyed the visit to McLaren Automotive Tuesday and to thank you for arranging it and inviting me”

“The success that the group have had in building up the Automotive brand in such a short space of time is incredible and whilst I own several  Ferraris amongst others, the tour has got me increasingly interested in acquiring a Mclaren at some point in the future”

“Please keep me posted on any events in the future as I would very much like to get closer to the brand which is increasingly compelling and thank you again for a really interesting day.”

“Thanks for organising an amazing day – George was the perfect ambassador, very informative, and was able to give a real sense of what McLaren is about.”

“The greatest of thanks for organising this great tour and lunch yesterday. It was fascinating and a true one off event. You could tell that George doesn’t do this sort of thing every day. To put so much passion and enthusiasm in for us was a real treat.”


This post was created on May 24 2017 by Oliver Woolley