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post #1 of 13 Old 11-25-2009, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ferrari Owner's Worst Nightmare Comes True

There are two types of exotic car owners: Those who pamper and care for their cars as if they were their baby, and those who drive them without a care in the world.

Our latest wreck involves a Ferrari owner who had taken meticulous care of his "baby". You can tell this guy adored his car and would be devastated if even a scratch were to appear on it.

He had finally found the courage to take his Ferrari out on a track to experience the full thrill of his pride and joy. Of course, as a concerned owner, he plastered the front of the car with blue protective adhesive to prevent the car from sustaining any nicks or scratches while out on the track.

Unfortunately, the blue adhesive could only do so much. While coming out of a turn at the Palm Beach International Speedway, the owner lost control and the car spun around 180 degrees. The rear end crashed into a wall, spun the car around and smashed again into the wall, this time damaging the front end.

Needless to say, the owner was not very happy...

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-25-2009, 10:50 AM
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well, I'd say the tape worked. oh, ya...OUCH...unless a DIYer, that's a totaled car.

BTW, there is another driver, who drives them a lot, doesn't worry about dings, paint chips, and mud: I just drive defensively, but expect it to be like any other car.

Can't find the one where I have mud on it, but, camping anyone
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He might be upset about it now but it will be the only thing he will be talking about for years to come. Everyone needs to push their car once and a while

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You do a 180, you get half a 360. Makes sense, no?


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Certainly looks like a total, but that's what insurance is for.
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...camping anyone
Dang, a four-seater 456 with a pup tent? Why didn't ya just get a 612 and cover both bases?
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You do a 180, you get half a 360. Makes sense, no?
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Certainly looks like a total, but that's what insurance is for. Docf
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Certainly looks like a total, but that's what insurance is for.
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Exactly!
Certainly in Europe the car would be unlikely to be covered by insurance if an accident happened on the track. When I drive on a track in my Ferraris, they're not covered. Not nice, but what can you do?


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post #8 of 13 Old 11-26-2009, 03:59 PM
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Certainly in Europe the car would be unlikely to be covered by insurance if an accident happened on the track. When I drive on a track in my Ferraris, they're not covered. Not nice, but what can you do?


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Same in the USA. Your insurance policy is void at the track gate.

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sucks...just open her up to a buck and a quarter now and again on the regular roadway...blows all the crap out....tracking is dangerous---false sense of security i would think...donno though cuz i never tracked any of my carz...well my heart goes out to the guy anyway...
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You do a 180, you get half a 360. Makes sense, no?


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Hmmm Your theory intrigues me

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Can't help thinking that if he had not been scared to drive it, he would have been less likely to total it...


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Certainly in Europe the car would be unlikely to be covered by insurance if an accident happened on the track. When I drive on a track in my Ferraris, they're not covered. Not nice, but what can you do?


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A few companies will issue track day coverage in the UK. Cost is GBP 200-500 per day depending on the car.
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A few companies will issue track day coverage in the UK. Cost is GBP 200-500 per day depending on the car.
As in the states, too.

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