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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Joost:

    According to the interwebs, his net worth is about 15 million. If that is the case, how can you afford multiple cars worth in excess of 1 million each?

    Why not? If he owns the cars and he still has 15 Mio. left... Smiley 

    Maybe he loves cars? Oh well, he does...did...whatever. Smiley


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    nberry:

    Short of him admitting he intentionally tried to set the car on fire, the insurance company will pay the claim. 

    Exactly. I can't imagine a clause in his policy that would say his insurance coverage was void if he pushed the "Race" button on the street. "Explicitly prohibited" by whom? Smiley


    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Playing devil's advocate... could setting the car in race mode be considered an illegal modification for street use by the manufacturer hence voiding warranty and used by the insurance to also void coverage as well? Sort of like using non street legal race tires on the street and having an accident?


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    RC:
    Joost:

    According to the interwebs, his net worth is about 15 million. If that is the case, how can you afford multiple cars worth in excess of 1 million each?

    Why not? If he owns the cars and he still has 15 Mio. left... Smiley 

    Maybe he loves cars? Oh well, he does...did...whatever. Smiley

    Funny,  *IF* he owns all these cars, yet he can't afford to buy a house Smiley

    Who's stupid enough to pay 500k over msrp for xyz car Smiley he did mention once his RR cars are leased....

    Someone re-posted this


    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    I do not know Alejandro personally or otherwise, so difficult to tell who he is and if he is wealthy or not. I leave that to the internet rumor mill. 

    This may (or may not) shed some light into this peloton25 vs. Salomondrin controversy:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Salomondrin/comments/aa26q1/proof_why_salomondrin_is_disliked_in_the_car/

    There clearly is something going on and Alejandro seems to have made quite some enemies...I don't have a clue why and what happened, not even sure I'm interested since this isn't really my world (private, Rennteam, job, nothing else Smiley).

    This probably happens when too many big egos meet...would be interesting to watch and actual meet with all these guys. Just imagine me being there as well, what a douchebag fest. Smiley Smiley Porker and Co. would have a blast. Smiley


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Carlos from Spain:

    Playing devil's advocate... could setting the car in race mode be considered an illegal modification for street use by the manufacturer hence voiding warranty and used by the insurance to also void coverage as well? Sort of like using non street legal race tires on the street and having an accident?

    I don't think so, since it only requires pressing a button on the dash.  He could have received a ticket (small amount) from the police if they understood this happened, but don't think it would void warranty (for fire) and insurance.  Yes, it may waive warranty coverage for scraping an expensive part of the car when illegally using race mode, but I don't think it's reasonable for the car to burn to the ground by running in the lowered mode.


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Whatever he does to void a manufacturer warranty will not impact insurance coverage.The only way he can lose insurance coverage is if the insurance company can prove he intentionally set the car on fire or a policy exclusion specifically addressing the race mode issue which would be extremely rare.

    Insurance companies in the US now excluded coverage for accidents while the car is on a track regardless if the event is designated as an education event. But should the same car be involved in an accident while racing on a public street there would be coverage.

    Christian, he may be selling his cars because like myself after years of buying and driving high performance cars, the excitement wears off. That said, go a few months without a sport car in your garage, the passion usually is ignited again  as I am sure it will be with him.


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Guess I’m just too cynical and behind the times, but this scenario looks to me like either negligence or fraud and he’s selling cars to cover potential  losses because he’s already gotten pushback from the carrier.


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    nberry:

    Whatever he does to void a manufacturer warranty will not impact insurance coverage.The only way he can lose insurance coverage is if the insurance company can prove he intentionally set the car on fire or a policy exclusion specifically addressing the race mode issue which would be extremely rare.

    Insurance companies in the US now excluded coverage for accidents while the car is on a track regardless if the event is designated as an education event. But should the same car be involved in an accident while racing on a public street there would be coverage.

    Christian, he may be selling his cars because like myself after years of buying and driving high performance cars, the excitement wears off. That said, go a few months without a sport car in your garage, the passion usually is ignited again  as I am sure it will be with him.

    The excitement never wears off...I could buy a different sportscar basically daily...if I could afford it. Smiley Unfortunately I have to set priorities and another problem is that our tax office doesn't always accept sportscars as a company car. Exception is Porsche maybe...or AMG. Smiley Depends on how much money you make, also if you have to represent your company or not. The owner of a world renowned company can get a Ferrari as a company car, I can't. Smiley

    Also don't forget what YouTube content Alejandro delivered for the past couple of years...mainly car related. Selling all his sportscars now makes no sense whatsoever, unless he is really traumatized. I can't imagine it but who knows, the brain sometimes plays nasty games with us, maybe Alejandro really got scared and doesn't want to drive his cars anymore. Any intelligent adult person on this planet would simply wait a few weeks to calm down and make a rational decision afterwards but his rushed decision to sell all his sportscars is pretty weird. Smiley


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    I too can't understand why selling all the cars. Looks like a financial requirement doing it. Can't believe that a car nut doesn't understand that those cars always could burn. And his argument that he can't see the flames on a rear-engined car, why would you sell an AMG GT-R, then?

    Regarding replacing or not. Well - there is always a way. If it would be my car and it really was burning down because it has an error in build, then hell ya - I would like to have a new car. Think of that Porsche GT3RS which been burning down some while ago. All of the cars been replaced. Those cars have been limited, too. No-one ever doubts that it would have been the right way to handle things is telling the clients "oh sorry. The car was built shitty but we can't replace it". If it is really a manufacturing problem, then replace that car. It is only a car - doesn't make a difference if there are 500 or 501 built. In reality, there will be more built anyway as McLaren needed test cars, crash cars, etc. 

    Sometimes those car collectors take themselves way too important. A friend of mine is an extreme collector. Has more than 500 cars. Two of each limited (as he has two sons and wants to pass it on in the heritage). So - two 918, two GT2RS, two 991R - here it comes. The moment the GT3 Touring was presented he was going nuts. How can Porsche do this to his valuable investment? He will lose money now... bla bla bla bla.... Matter in fact, the 991R never went below MSRP and in fact, the prices been stable up in the hights. But he still complaints and thinks that Porsche did something bad.

    Again - if McLaren messed it up then handle it in an ethical way to the client. Give that owner a new car. Any of the other 500 owners will understand. Otherwise, you can just hope that the next one burning is at least the car of the one which was against an extra build. And if it was a mistake in build then it is just a matter of time until the next flames are going up.

     


    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    He's only selling the mid engine exotics, right now he doesn't trust them and seems genuinely fearful of becoming a BBQ victim.


    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    JimFlat6:

    He's only selling the mid engine exotics, right now he doesn't trust them and seems genuinely fearful of becoming a BBQ victim.

    He's also selling the AMG GTR and that doesn't fit the criteria of why it seems scary to him  Smiley  


    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Enmanuel:
    JimFlat6:

    He's only selling the mid engine exotics, right now he doesn't trust them and seems genuinely fearful of becoming a BBQ victim.

    He's also selling the AMG GTR and that doesn't fit the criteria of why it seems scary to him  Smiley  

    The selling of the cars makes no sense whatsoever... Smiley

    Like I said before, any intelligent adult person would wait for a few weeks and then make a rational decision. 

    I just don't get it, period. He can be scared all day long but you don't rush into such a decision without turning on your brains. Smiley Maybe some here are right, there is more behind this than we know. Smiley

    My son has his own theory: Alejandro is the son of a Mexican drug dealer and he forces him to sell all his sportscars because he is afraid for his life. Smiley Kids...maybe there is more truth in it than we know. 


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    I enjoyed this guy's videos at first, when he was mostly focused on cars and producing some very very good clips along with his friends. By the time I thought he had edge over any other car reviewer because he was doing this out-of-the-box tests and did it with his particular but engaging manners. Looks like this space wasn't enough for him though.

    Then he betrayed the guys he grew (in this business) with and started this "show" about his life, lifestyle and whatnot, no longer my kind of entertainment.

    There are some shadows around him and his story, and the things that are coming up lately only confirm this point.


    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Joost:

    According to the interwebs, his net worth is about 15 million. If that is the case, how can you afford multiple cars worth in excess of 1 million each?

    I forgot the wealth chart.  Does this put him in the comfortably poor category? Smiley


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    Re: Salomondrin's fun with Shmee

    Targa Tim:
    Joost:

    According to the interwebs, his net worth is about 15 million. If that is the case, how can you afford multiple cars worth in excess of 1 million each?

    I forgot the wealth chart.  Does this put him in the comfortably poor category? Smiley

    Smiley Smiley


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