Gordon Ramsay Wraps Cling Film On Ferrari's Number Plate To Dodge Speed Cameras
Gordon Ramsey loves shouting at people and laying down the rules. Clearly, however, he doesn't much care for the rules when his personal life is concerned. The Scottish celebrity chef has revealed that he regularly speeds through Los Angeles in the dead of night with cling film wrapped over his registration plate to avoid detection by speed cameras.
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Ramsey boasted of his late night joyrides in his Ferrari, telling the Daily Mirror: "I'll take it out at 2.30 in the morning on the freeway and I'll blast on the motorway - no police catch me and no cameras because I wrap my number plates with cling film. It's a great thing for a chef when they get your own Ferrari, just wrap it with cling film."
"It won't photograph, it reflects. Brilliant! It's a great tip. I'm trying to help you...So get rolls of cling film when you get your Ferrari and wrap the front so you won't get caught speeding." added the Hell's Kitchen star.
Ramsay drives a Ferrari which has a top speed of 200 mph, while the speed limit in California is just 65 mph. His LA car is just one of nine Ferraris owned by Gordon Ramsay, who has eight in Europe in addition to his convertible in the States.
Some might claim that the Scottish chef is a showoff, but he brushed off such claims, saying: "I get a lot of criticism for being blunt, brutally honest. It's because I have never forgotten to this day where I've come from, how hard I've worked. Someone said to me, 'Easy for you, you go to work in a Ferrari.' No, I don't."
Ramsay did show a little self-awareness, however.
"I'm embarrassed to go to work in a Ferrari," he admitted. "I'm embarrassed to drive them. It's just something that I absolutely love, the perfection of it. Because everything that I see on that steering wheel, on that wheel, on that leather, I put on the plate."
Ramsay was speaking at the opening of his new restaurant in Las Vegas, which he has named Hell's Kitchen after his hit show, in which cooks compete for a prize under the watchful eye of the famously foul-mouthed chef.
The restaurant is housed in the famed Caesar's Palace casino, right on the Las Vegas strip. Ramsay has other restaurants in London, New York, Hollywood, Paris, Glasgow and Dubai.
Words: Mike Meehall Wood
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