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Posted: 10 May 05, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, I know they can afford anything buyable, but I would just like to know, which car brands do they like at most! :)

I assume, that only Roger is driving something more exotic, while Brian and John aren´t such car fanatics.

Anybody know this?


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Posted: 10 May 05, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only stuff I know is that Roger in olden days drove a mini-cooper, which I am SURE he has WAY upgraded these mega rich days,

and that Brian takes limos alot. I don't even know if Brian drives as alot of interviews I read talk about him being transported by Limo.


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Posted: 10 May 05, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All kidding aside, you would think with all the tons of Queen songs being used in car promos for Jaguar, Ford, & Renault, that the car companies would give Roger & Brian freebies as perks.

The car companies in the USA do that for stars who endorse or use their music to endorse cars.


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Posted: 10 May 05, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen did promo for Jaguar?? One of my favourite brands!!! (ofcourse, I do not own one... yet) :)


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Posted: 10 May 05, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger had a Mazda MX5 in the mid 90s IIRC, amongst various others one would assume

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Posted: 10 May 05, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Queen did promo for Jaguar?? One of my favourite brands!!! (ofcourse, I do not own one... yet) :)


I think last year or so Jaguar was using "I'm In Love With My Car". It's even touted on the cover packaging of Queen's "Greatest Hits" We Will Rock You Special Edition here in the USA. Says right on there featuring "I'm In Love With My Car" as featured in the ads for Jaguar" or something like that. I personally never saw the commercial cuz I think they were run in Europe like the Renault ads that recently have been using "One Vision".


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Posted: 10 May 05, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have seen or read somewhere, that Freddie did not even have a driving licence.


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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Roger had a Mazda MX5 in the mid 90s IIRC, amongst various others one would assume

Brian had an MX5 too at the same time. Both in red if I recall because I remember seeing photo's somewhere. Might have been in a Fan Club mag


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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger used to drive the sports cars, i know for sure he had a Ferrari, because in September of 1979, his car caught on fire, poor Roger.

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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roger also owns two bentleys, and a range rover. very nice i must say


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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh yeah amd freddie never learned to drive.


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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I love the I'm in love with my car comercial! I had a friend who loved queen and jaguars and she loooooooved that commercial! :)


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Posted: 10 May 05, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

newcastle 86! wrote:

roger also owns two bentleys, and a range rover. very nice i must say


Roger has Great Taste in cars and that Range Rover too! If he needs someone to help him run errands for him in his 2 Bentleys and Range Rover, I'm available! :)


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Posted: 10 May 05, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger also owns an Aston Martin! My fav. car if I must say so!

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Posted: 11 May 05, 01:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John had a Volvo according to race car legend Jackie Stewart


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Posted: 11 May 05, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recall once reading that John used to collect cars, as well as Roger, i'm not sure, I read too that Freddie used to have Volvo's but he didn't drive.

@Arlene: The Jaguar commercial was aired here in the States but not too much. Very good one btw. And some companies that use the image of some artists give them cars but that is part of the contract, i pay you for your song and image but you have to use my car, not everyone does that, generaly they only pay for the rights of the song. In this particular case i don't think they gave them jaguars, that usually happens when they use the complete image of a band or artist.


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Posted: 11 May 05, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger had Ferrari also in the mid of 80s

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Posted: 11 May 05, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John had a Volvo as I'm sure it was on one of the Magic Years videos that Jackie Stewart mentioned it. He couldn't believe that a rock star (in the 70's) would actually have one.

Roger also liked Speed boats as I recall. Might be wrong though. As well as fast women.


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Posted: 11 May 05, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John=3 wheeled Reliant Robin


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Posted: 11 May 05, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was under the impression that Roger had quite an array of impressive cars, including at least one Ferrari and an Aston Martin. Have seen an early photo of him with a Mini, and a still early, but after the checks started coming in photo of him leaping out of a Benz convertible, maybe a light grey/steel blue late 70s 450-500SL? that I assume was his.

Read an article somewhere dated at least 5 years ago where the writer claimed that Brian peeled out behind the wheel of a Benz.

Can anyone confirm whether Brian and/or Roger own/owned MX5s? I have a red one, black leather interior, black top . . . 1997 model, less than 30,000 miles. Won't put into writing the speed at which I've topped it out, but trust me, it can get you where you need to go in a hurry! Yes, I am in love with my car.


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