Bill Gates' famous mugshot due to a speed ticket in a Porsche

Source: Time

During an interview with Bill Gates, he admited that he is a real fast-cars fans. And this is what got himself his famous mugshot.

When Microsoft was based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1978, he bought a Porsche 911 and used to race it in the desert; Paul Allen had to bail him out of jail after one midnight escapade. He got three speeding tickets—two from the same cop who was trailing him—just on the drive from Albuquerque the weekend he moved Microsoft to Seattle.

As a result he decided to buy a Porsche 930 Turbo and he called it the "rocket," then a Mercedes, a Jaguar Jaguar XJ6, a $60,000 Carrera Cabriolet 964, a $380,000 Porsche 959 that ended up impounded in a customs shed because it couldn’t meet import emission standards, and a Ferrari 348 that became known as the "dune buggy" after he spun it into the sand.


The Porsche 959 didn’t pass CRASH TEST requirements in the US. That’s because Porsche did not want to deliver four vehicles that were going to be destroyed.

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