• Jun 14th 2008 at 7:01PM
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Last year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed we spied our first Lotus 2-Eleven hypercar in the flesh. Turned out the owner was our friend, Patrick O'Neill, who had graciously agreed to be the lone Lotus representative in the supercar category. Apparently when Patrick lined up in the paddock to take his shot at the hill on day 2, a familiar face appeared at his side. While he wasn't sure exactly who it was, he knew he knew that mug from somewhere. Turned out it was another American named Patrick - Patrick Dempsey. That's right, McDreamy himself. While O'Neill chatted with Dempsey he learned that the actor was quite a Lotus fan as well as a promising racer. Dempsey asked if he could go along for the ride and O'Neill obliged. It took a little while, but O'Neill just sent us a video clip of their encounter.

What you'll see in this video clip is just a snippet of the hour or so that the two Patricks spent together on that morning in West Sussex. As O'Neill describes it, "This was a cool experience...I was very lucky to be able to drive my Lotus 2-Eleven in the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year. Patrick Dempsey. AKA Dr. McDreamy, is a Lotus fan and asked for a ride. I got to spend over an hour with him and he is a great guy and a real racer." Watch the clip closely and you'll notice the Pininfarina P4/5 custom Enzo of James Glickenhaus ahead of them and an Aston Martin behind being driven by former F1 champion Damon Hill behind. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing, Patrick!

[Source: YouTube]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hello Frank,

      Nice write up!

      Goodwood as you know is an amazing event and everyone should go if they get the chance.

      If you guys like that video have a look a my race from China during a downpour in the 2-Eleven! The standing start launch control is very good too.




      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you guys gay? I never heard any straight male refer to Dempsey as such..........seriously guys...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It was an attempt at humor...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's from the TV show, Grey's Anatomy. His character is nicknamed "McDreamy" by the main character, Meridith Gray, and her friends.
      • 7 Years Ago
      there's a nissan GTR at the end
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes, that is the GTR with wraps on the front and rear as they had not unveiled the car yet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a stupid name!