Sometimes getting Ferrari owners to do anything with their cars other than fight for the best valet spot, can be challenging at best. But the FCA guys haven't met my strong will yet...
After an exhaustive (and fun) search for an F40, the 'right car' presents itself. Red/red (they all are), books, tools and records........... perfect! And it is an F40! How bad could it be?
What do you do when a photo radar van sets up at the end of your street?
Does every petrolhead who gets the means finally succumb to the myth and legend of Ferrari?
It all started with my normal â€˜browsingâ€™ through the want ads in the usual places: Autoweek, Autotrader, etc. I had dreamed of owning a Testarossa, but the prices a few years ago were still in the stratosphere.
After 20 years of 'miles, memories and smiles' the time has come to pass 82589 on to the next enthusiast.
Last Saturday I wanted to go out to dinner, but the wife wanted a nice, 'quiet' evening at home. Who was I to protest? But we still needed to take care of dinner..... and I really wanted to drive the Stradale.
I finally got the CS out on an extended drive, with lots of switchbacks, and I have to say that it is absolutely brilliant. It is truly a race car for the street!
This recession has been a tough one, but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. And that light is shining on a Ferrari Challenge Stradale!
Being a child of the 1970s, the 308 was was an icon. It was the first Ferrari I ever saw in the metal. I loved how low it was, the big air scoops on the side and the sound it made.