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Bryan- Great story and nice having a Ferrari be part of the family. Coincidentally, I built a 1/25 Monogram 250 LM in 1964/65, just before I left for NMMI.

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Thanks, Barry, Jimmy and Terry. I really cannot take credit for any of this; it's a lucky accident of birth that I ended up w/ 0556(0446)MD as my older sibling. Credit has to go to my dad who recognized the magic in the beat up wreck he found in the back of that Rambler dealership in 1960, and then resisted the temptation to sell when the value of the car went from less than $10,000 to over $1M in about a seven year period in the '80s.

Best part of this is having the privilege of being a part of a great community like this. While the Ferrari world definitely has its share of schmucks, at its core are the real enthusiasts who "get" the true mystique of Ferrari - and I'm talking about present company!
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Thanks, Barry, Jimmy and Terry. I really cannot take credit for any of this; it's a lucky accident of birth that I ended up w/ 0556(0446)MD as my older sibling. Credit has to go to my dad who recognized the magic in the beat up wreck he found in the back of that Rambler dealership in 1960, and then resisted the temptation to sell when the value of the car went from less than $10,000 to over $1M in about a seven year period in the '80s.

Best part of this is having the privilege of being a part of a great community like this. While the Ferrari world definitely has its share of schmucks, at its core are the real enthusiasts who "get" the true mystique of Ferrari - and I'm talking about present company!
All compliments back to you Brian. Thanks for a great story . If i'm counting right, you will celebrate your 50's birthday this year in late fall. Would you like to give yourself a early birthday present....like joining FLED 6

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When I was in high school, I was part of a group of kids interested in foreign sports cars, and the car of our dreams was Ferrari. One day I saw a 250 SWB, and it was love at first sight. Then I saw a 275GTB short nose, and it was orgasm at first sight. Then one day when I was in college I was walking past a car dealership, and I passed by a yellow car. The car winked at me. I stopped and looked at it. What do you know? It was a Ferrari.

I have as much artistic talent as Yoko Ono, but I know great art when I see it. A Ferrari automobile is the perfect blend of great art and ourstanding mechanical engineering.
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44- Welcome. Good story on being smitten. Happened to most of us except Bryan, who was born with one near his cradle.

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When I was in high school, I was part of a group of kids interested in foreign sports cars, and the car of our dreams was Ferrari. One day I saw a 250 SWB, and it was love at first sight. Then I saw a 275GTB short nose, and it was orgasm at first sight. Then one day when I was in college I was walking past a car dealership, and I passed by a yellow car. The car winked at me. I stopped and looked at it. What do you know? It was a Ferrari.

I have as much artistic talent as Yoko Ono, but I know great art when I see it. A Ferrari automobile is the perfect blend of great art and ourstanding mechanical engineering.
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It was on my fifth birthday in Ireland . I sow a 360 Modena heard the exaust and fell in love with it .
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Thanks, Barry, Jimmy and Terry. I really cannot take credit for any of this; it's a lucky accident of birth that I ended up w/ 0556(0446)MD as my older sibling. Credit has to go to my dad who recognized the magic in the beat up wreck he found in the back of that Rambler dealership in 1960, and then resisted the temptation to sell when the value of the car went from less than $10,000 to over $1M in about a seven year period in the '80s.

Best part of this is having the privilege of being a part of a great community like this. While the Ferrari world definitely has its share of schmucks, at its core are the real enthusiasts who "get" the true mystique of Ferrari - and I'm talking about present company!
Bryan,..please tell him (Admiral) that he is a crazy man ! BUT, crazy in the best possible sense. A man's action speaks of his character, what he is made of. Your father was and is of such character. He saw something in that pile of junk (pardon my profanity), and not only that, he stuck to his convictions all these years. How many people does one know who possess such will and determination. Nothing but accolades to him.

And let us not forget that you have his blood in you, which makes you a bit crazy too, at least ! w/ smiles Jimmy

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When I was in high school, I was part of a group of kids interested in foreign sports cars, and the car of our dreams was Ferrari. One day I saw a 250 SWB, and it was love at first sight. Then I saw a 275GTB short nose, and it was orgasm at first sight. Then one day when I was in college I was walking past a car dealership, and I passed by a yellow car. The car winked at me. I stopped and looked at it. What do you know? It was a Ferrari.

I have as much artistic talent as Yoko Ono, but I know great art when I see it. A Ferrari automobile is the perfect blend of great art and ourstanding mechanical engineering.
Welcome to FL, IvoryEagle44. I must say you have outstanding taste and an expensive one too ! w/ smiles Jimmy
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It was on my fifth birthday in Ireland . I sow a 360 Modena heard the exaust and fell in love with it .
Welcome to FL, thelawyer. When I was five, There were no Ferraris anywhere where I lived, but instead I was smitten by a ponytail girl in the same class. w/ smiles Jimmy
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It was on my fifth birthday in Ireland . I sow a 360 Modena heard the exaust and fell in love with it .
Welcome to FL, thelawyer. Tell us more about the 360 you saw. Might have been me

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1967 ( 16 years old), saw a new Red 275 GTB in downtown Chicago. Fell in love but no $. Life got busy. 2008 time to live some dreams. Bought my 1st Ferrari. 2003 575M. Driven cross country and on several tracks. Won't look back. I smile so much it hurts :-). Always turn for a last look before I close the garage door.

Other Italian exotic (?)- 1993 Cadillac Allante' convertable- pan made in Detroit, flown to Turin for a body designed and built by Pininfarina, flown back to Detroit for finishing. Montana Blue. 1 of 150. Electronically as complicated as the 575.Teaches me to drive slow...

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What got me into the prancing horse marque was my ride in an F40 when I was 12 years old.

At the time, I had a friend who's dad worked at microsoft. He was in the "upper circle" of people there and knew both bill gates and paul allen on a first name basis. Every year he would host a dinner party at his house for his microsoft friends, and this particular year Paul Allen drove his F40 (which I believe he recently sold) to the occasion. Normally my friend and I were holed up in his room playing with legos or matchbox cars or something of the sort, but I saw the F40 in the driveway, so we went to admire it more closely. Mr. Allen came outside to get something out of the car and saw us there just staring at it and walking around it all wide-eyed and jaw-dropped. It turns out Mr. Allen is a very nice guy and he offered us both a ride (obviously not at the same time). The experience was unlike anything I was capable of imagining. It is one of those memories that was so full of adrenaline that it is difficult to remember the details, but I do remember the sensation of being in that car at WOT. Ever since then I have been a Ferrari fanatic (and have always wanted an F40 over any other car ever produced). My friends call me insane for preferring an F40 to a Veyron. They just dont understand what its like to be in one.

My next step is to drive one, and then purchase one.

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Magnum P.I.

The most beautiful thing on TV and I was there every Thursday night at 8pm hoping that the episode would show more of that stunning red beauty.

I had a poster of the white Testarossa from Miami Vice with that sweet high driver's mirror on my wall, next to my Farrah poster.

We had a local car dealer in town that had a early 80's 512BBi when I was in high school. I thought it was the Magnum Ferrari until I got close to it. I've been interested in them ever since.

I would love to own one someday, but until then I can live vicariously through some of the owners here.

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1967 ( 16 years old), saw a new Red 275 GTB in downtown Chicago. Fell in love but no $. Life got busy. 2008 time to live some dreams. Bought my 1st Ferrari. 2003 575M. Driven cross country and on several tracks. Won't look back. I smile so much it hurts :-). Always turn for a last look before I close the garage door.

Other Italian exotic (?)- 1993 Cadillac Allante' convertable- pan made in Detroit, flown to Turin for a body designed and built by Pininfarina, flown back to Detroit for finishing. Montana Blue. 1 of 150. Electronically as complicated as the 575.Teaches me to drive slow...

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Woohu-welcome to Flife! Please feel free to share some pics of your cars with us! The guys here crave for them......!
You might also want to tell us more about yourself and your cars in the new members section!

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What got me into the prancing horse marque was my ride in an F40 when I was 12 years old.

At the time, I had a friend who's dad worked at microsoft. He was in the "upper circle" of people there and knew both bill gates and paul allen on a first name basis. Every year he would host a dinner party at his house for his microsoft friends, and this particular year Paul Allen drove his F40 (which I believe he recently sold) to the occasion. Normally my friend and I were holed up in his room playing with legos or matchbox cars or something of the sort, but I saw the F40 in the driveway, so we went to admire it more closely. Mr. Allen came outside to get something out of the car and saw us there just staring at it and walking around it all wide-eyed and jaw-dropped. It turns out Mr. Allen is a very nice guy and he offered us both a ride (obviously not at the same time). The experience was unlike anything I was capable of imagining. It is one of those memories that was so full of adrenaline that it is difficult to remember the details, but I do remember the sensation of being in that car at WOT. Ever since then I have been a Ferrari fanatic (and have always wanted an F40 over any other car ever produced). My friends call me insane for preferring an F40 to a Veyron. They just dont understand what its like to be in one.

My next step is to drive one, and then purchase one.

someday, someday...
DFM-welcome. What a great story! The moment he opened the door for you, you were spoiled for life....persue that dream and don't give up...I'm sure 1 day it will come true!

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Lovely stories all. Keep them coming.


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Lovely stories all. Keep them coming.


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+1.

And welcome WOOHU, DFM and Koolaid

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+1, this is turning into one of the all time great threads.
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