A rare 1970 Ferrari 512M that is still in working condition was fined by traffic wardens in Kensington Mews. The car is reportedly worth £10 million and is said to be the most expensive car to be ticketed. According to the Chelsea and Kensington Council, the Ferrari was “issued as it would in any case”. The fine amounted to £120.
The Ferrari arrived in South Kensington 6 weeks ago after being acquired by classic car dealer Fiskens. The car was being photographed on Monday when 2 traffic wardens came by to issue the ticket. According to Fiskens Acquisition specialist Rory Henderson “We were up there taking some pictures when the wardens came in. They meant business but we thought it was a bit unnecessary as it wasn’t obstructing anyone.”
He further adds that they are always “super careful” not to obstruct others in the Mews when moving their vehicles around. The traffic wardens however, were “adamant” to fine the 45 year-old vehicle. On the other hand a council statesman stated that the photographer had agreed to move the Ferrari but “no attempt was made” within the required 5-minute period.
This Ferrari is still road worthy and even participated in the Le Mans Classic. The car has also participated in some of the most prestigious races in its 45-year history such as the 1970 and 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was driven by Robert Horne in 1977 and set a world record of car 192mph in a single mile.
Mr. Henderson and Fiskens do not plan to contest the fine. A Kensington and Chelsea spokesperson said that they are determined to offer everyone including residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy Kennsington and Chelsea. The issuance of the fine was traffic marshals enforcing the law for everyone
The car is being marketed by Fiskens as a “once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional and seriously important ‘time capsule’ condition sports racing prototype.”
The Ferrari Company has a long history of sports car racing dating back from the time when Enzo Ferrari formed the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. The company has been making sports cars since 1947. Ferrari cars have been participating in some of the most watched and prestigious races around the world including Formula 1, Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona and World Sportscar Championship.
Some of the world’s most famous drivers have also raced under the Ferrari banner. Michael Schumacher, Kimmi Raikkonen, Niki Lauda, Mike Hawthorn, Alberto Ascari and Manuel Fangio are all Ferrari drivers.
While some of us can only dream of sitting in a car worth millions, there are ways to drive a Ferrari without breaking the bank. A visit to your local exotic car rental agency could make your dreams come true.
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The New Year has just begun and many people who made resolutions last year never keep them. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a healthier lifestyle. Exercising and losing weight is part of a healthy lifestyle and has many benefits. And it’s not just about losing weight. A healthy lifestyle and eating healthy has other benefits besides weight loss. Here are some of the best reasons to lead a healthier lifestyle for 2016.
We bet you didn’t know that exercise and keeping fit can help improve memory. If you’ve worked out before you’ve probably noticed that you’re thinking more clearly. This is because exercise increases blood flow to the brain. There are also studies regarding exercise boosting memory and help you learn better. Just don’t overdo it before an exam since exercise will make you tired.
Exercise and workout can helps improve appearance making you look better boosting your self-confidence. Even if you don’t see results immediately keeping at it will make you feel accomplished especially if you use equipment like these ellipticals available at strong plus fit.
Stress can clutter the mind and wreak havoc on your thoughts. Exercise on the other hand is a healthy and affordable way to de-stress and alleviate these dark thoughts. Enzymes called endorphins are released during exercise making you feel good an put you in a better mood.
If you have problems catching Z’s at night, exercising in the morning can help you fall asleep faster. Even just a 40-minute session in a rowing machine will reduce the time it will take for you to fall asleep.
Increased blood flow caused by exercise can help boost immunity. Nobody likes getting colds, cough or both and hitting the jogging path or the gym can help you avoid these diseases.
This is courtesy another effect courtesy of those endorphins. Not only are they called the “feel good” hormones because of the feeling of well being you get after you exercise but they are also responsible for you feeling happier.
We bet this article has your attention now. According to studies, exercise and keeping fit can boost arousal and help curb erectile dysfunction in men. This is due to the improvement in blood circulation. How’s that for fitspiration?
While it is true that exercise can drain your energy, working out regularly can help boost stamina making you feel energized. Studies show that people who squeeze in some exercise during the day feel more alert and energized during the afternoon.
If you’re a sloucher, hitting the gym regularly can help correct this problem. Exercising helps you use your back muscles more efficiently helping you correct that slouch. Exercising regularly with the use of adjustable dumbbells for example can help tone back, stomach and trunk muscles to improve posture.
We all know the old adage “health is wealth” and being healthy involves exercising regularly. Studies show that exercising can help extend lifespan as much as quitting smoking. Many studies suggest that sitting all day can kill, what better way to stave off the reaper for a while than exercising?
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The majority of people are at least at one point of their lives at the lookout for a perfect house which they will be able to call their home. While there are all sorts of people with all sorts of taste, there is one question which still remains unanswered – would you live in a macabre Gothic church?
Well, the reason why the subject is even brought up (since it is virtually impossible to come up with such a scenario on your very own from the blue) is the fact that recently a very macabre, gothic church has been put on sale as a perfect property for anyone who would like to live in their very own church which has been properly restored and that even has its very own graveyard.
The property in question is found in the small Lincolnshire village of Cold Hanworth, north-east of Lincoln. The converted church house can be bought for a small price of only £450,000, but did we mention you get a graveyard with it?
Also, the church-house has been carefully restored in order to resemble its original Gothic tradition as much as possible. The church has therefore kept the original glass windows church tower and of course you get the altar, too! As for the graveyard, the mourners would not be molesting you, since it has been long since the last burials took place here.
The property also has the original church atrium, the cast-iron gates and three-bedrooms to which you are led by a staircase. Also, the sleeping quarters are absolutely exquisite as they include exposed brick and some impressive beam work. The kitchen area has the original flooring which is rather impressive. The property also includes a cloakroom, a breakfast room and a reception hall.
This impressive and carefully restored property has attracted many viewers, since it truly is a beautiful and unique home, still, estate agents believe that even serious buyers are somewhat put off by the gravestones, which is rather understandable.
While some people might find it freaky, strange and even scary to live in a home with its very own altar and graveyard, the amazing restoration even makes the Gothic church-house look pretty darn sweet!
If, you have always dreamed of living in a Gothic church now you can fulfill your dream! This tiny church really has it all and it truly is a unique property with lovely features. This house may be a perfect place for someone to call their home and we must agree to the fact that this unusual property is definitely unique and quite astonishing.
However, the property is not affordable, since the price is almost half a million pounds. Still, this property is has a uniqueness about it which is not easily forgotten, and therefore it is perhaps worth the price had there been a person who would spend such money on it in order to live in a cute, restored Gothic, perhaps even a bit macabre church.