Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Quebexico, Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,990
I try to acknowledge them when I see they like the car and give them a smile and they smile back or vice versa. I think when they see that I’m not ignoring them they feel like “cool, the guy is not a stuck up”. I’m not saying that you are. Here, well in my city anyways, BMW’s and higher, the drivers are considered snobs unfortunately. Most drivers are and I have spoken to some myself when driving my truck and they don’t give 2 cents even when you say nice car.
Anyways, last week (my windows were open) a lady looked at the car and smiled so I smiled back, she said “my son loves your car, what model and year is it?” So I reply back the info then looked at her rear car doors and I could see this 6-7 year old’s eyes peeking just over the door at me. So I gave him a thumbs up and revved the engine a few times and he popped his head up with this huge grin and both him and his mother looked at each other with a smile. She then turned to me and said, “You are a really nice guy for speaking to us and doing that, my son is very happy”. The light changed and the kid waved and we were off.
It got me thinking, if I wouldn’t have looked, the kid would have just only looked at the car. But maybe this gave him a little more awesomeness while seeing a real Ferrari. I remember when I was young, and those are the things you never forget.
1990 348 TS (87284)
“I build cars for young men that only old men can afford” - Enzo Ferrari
Last edited by Magnum6464; 10-18-2010 at 08:21 PM.