Logic doesn't really come into it . . . - Ferrari Life
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post #1 of 3 Old 09-08-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Logic doesn't really come into it . . .

Today I went to the FOC meeting at Prescott (Hill Climb).

To get there, I drove about 120 miles each way in my 550. All but 10 miles or so was done on the motorway, mainly at 80-85 m.p.h. (due in part to traffic conditions and also to the affection I feel for my driving licence). As I was not going up the hill (because of sight problems, I went as a spectator not a participant, but I still had a thoroughly good day out), I did not need my Ferrari. Had I gone in my daily driver (Merc E350 diseasel), I would not have taken any longer to get there, I would have spent approximately half of what I did on fuel, the journey would have been more comfortable (air suspension, massage seats) and more relaxing / safer due to an assortment of modern driving aids that the 550 does not possess (adaptive cruise control in particular), and I would not have got lost when I turned off the motorway to find that the road I had expected to take had been closed for the weekend for road works, unbeknown to my antique Satnav (which kept insisting that I did a U-turn and went back to use the closed road, instead of helping me to find an alternative).

Logically, I should have taken the Merc, but, like I dare say everyone else in this forum, I didn't even consider that option and my day would have been ruined if I had done. Strange thing, this Ferrari addiction!

Best wishes, John
Ferrari: 550 Maranello S/N 110995, Dino 246 GT S/N 6934
Other: 1990 Bentley Turbo R, 1989 Porsche 911 C2, 2004 Mercedes 500CLK, 2011 Mercedes E350 CDI, 1972 VW T2 Camper, 2014 Fiat 500C, 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC, 2015 Maserati Granturismo Sport
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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Makes total sense to me.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-08-2013, 12:57 PM
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Is this forum logiclife? Mathlife?
Okay then. We would all do the same.

That's why I drive 25 mikes to deposit a check I could deposit
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