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post #1 of 7 Old 08-15-2011, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Serge, the GTO and...

Serge Dermanian was the "caretaker" for the cars in the Ralph Lauren collection that were kept at Montauk. He drove them, performed maintenance on them and cared for them as though they were his own. In this interview, when I referred to GTO 3987 as the love of my life, Serge responded by saying, "Your love and my love!"

Since the Ferrari GTO will be a hot topic this week as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will commemorate the 50th anniversary of this model, I thought it a good moment to post this excerpt of my conversation with Serge that took place in his home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Nice.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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Excellent. What a 'caretaker' job to have.

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thank you for doing/posting the interviews!

I started this in Vintage just now; Pete Vack's article on you.
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The last story about the Alfa in the rain is just fantastic. You can see Serge's eyes light up when he tells it. Great stuff.


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post #7 of 7 Old 08-19-2011, 06:55 PM
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Stephen- That interview is just great with a legend who cuts through all the BS. Great job of drawing him out and letting him show what a true enthusiast and expert he is.

It is a great privilege just hearing Serge talk, so I can only imagine what it must be like to be a trusted friend. Please keep helping the rest of us appreciate what it was like to be associated with these great characters and cars.

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