Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Exeter, England
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,501
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 Website: http://bluebottleonline.com/