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post #1 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Pics - Sunday morning run and meet

Went to the East Midlands Ferrari meet at Graypaul in Nottingham this morning. With the exception of the F50, 550 Barchetta, a 575M, a 328 GTS and a 16M Scud spider, the showroom seemed very dull, lots of 430's, a couple of Gallardo's, a couple of 911's and a Bentley but nothing of any great interest, it looked like every 430 in the country was sat there. Still, it's always nice to have a look round and get up close and personal with cars I am not going to own for another 10 years at least, and as common as 430's were today, I absolutely love them.

After a brief meet and bacon sandwiches for breakfast, along with a dozen or so other Ferrari's from the East Mids chapter, we headed out on a 2 hour drive around the country lans of South Notts and North Leics. The weather was glorious, and with the roof off the GTS, the sound of the exhausts was like a symphony. The route took us along country lanes with narrow stone walls and tree lined tunnels, the noise bouncing off the surrounding countryside was great. I think I terrified one poor chap who was walking his dog through the road tunnel under the motorway. As we got to the tunnel, I had to drop it from 5th to 3rd and floor the gas to see how it sounded. The sound was awesome, but the man and his dog nearly jumped out of their skin.

I've had the 308 for about 5 weeks now, and have got used to it not being quite as powerful as the 328. Mid range power from 4K RPM in third is great, but low down in first and second, it makes a lot of noise but takes a while to get going. Having said that, I am really enjoying myself driving "Nero" (sorry that's it's name), and today's run had lots of twisty roads which tested my driving and it's handling. The 308 handled like a dream
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A few more pics, plus some of the cars on the run today
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Nice photo's archie!. Looks like you have a Budding new Ferrari fan there with your son. Nice to have things you can enjoy with your children. Looks like you had fun today. Nice looking 308. When I had mine in 77 I enjoyed it.
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Archie here are a few pictures of my fly yellow a long time ago. Two poor kids in the starter house with 2 Ferrari's in the garage! The 246 and the 308 just delivered in 77 from Cressman Motorcars. The only time we had 2 Ferraris at the same time.
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Doc, my son's 6 and a half now and has been passionate about Ferrari since he was 3, which was when I got my old 328 GTS. I hardly ever take out the Ferrari without him by my side, he would never forgive if I went on a run or a meet without him. He's great company and we always have fun, TBH it wouldn't be the same without him, and I probably wouldn't have bought the 308 if it weren't for him. It's a real father and son time.

Great pics of your giallo GTB, I'm sure that must bring back some happy memories for you. What do you mean, POOR kids in a starter house?You had two Ferrari's in the garage, I bet they were worth more than the house

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Doc, my son's 6 and a half now and has been passionate about Ferrari since he was 3, which was when I got my old 328 GTS. I hardly ever take out the Ferrari without him by my side, he would never forgive if I went on a run or a meet without him. He's great company and we always have fun, TBH it wouldn't be the same without him, and I probably wouldn't have bought the 308 if it weren't for him. It's a real father and son time.

Great pics of your giallo GTB, I'm sure that must bring back some happy memories for you. What do you mean, POOR kids in a starter house?You had two Ferrari's in the garage, I bet they were worth more than the house
They were Archie. Funny you mention that. They salesman and his girlfriend delivered this car. A distance of approx. 200 miles in those days as Interstate was not completed yet. Him driving the new 308, and her driving his Shelby 289 Cobra. When they arrived my wife overhead him say to his girlfriend " Don't look at the house, just the cars". Unfortunate that staement lead to the next big goal!
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Looks like you had an awesome day Archie. I went to a place in Fort Lauderdale today that had an exotic car museum. I'll try and post some pictures later.

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Very nice pictures Archie. It looks like it was a blast!

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