CHICHESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason had an expensive weekend after he crashed one of the classic cars from his collection during a racetrack demonstration.
According to the Daily Mail, Mason was driving a McLaren F1 GTR in a practice lap at Goodwood Circuit in England when he lost control of the street-legal race car and crashed it into a safety barrier.
The rubber-wrapped tire barrier then bounced the car back into the track with extensive front end damage. Fortunately, the 76-year-old Mason was uninjured in the relatively low-speed collision.
The car is extremely rare, with some assessments of its value topping 15 million. Only 28 chassis for the 28 F1 GTR were built, and only 9 built in 1996.
Unlike many other collectors, Mason is known to drive the rare cars that he collects and is reported to own Porsches, Bugattis, Aston Martins and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO similar to one that recently sold for a reported $52 million. – Staff Writers