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Book recommendation: "The Ferrari Companion reader"

I fell over the add of the Roush family and their book "The Ferrari Companion Reader". I ordered it right away and finished it reading yesterday evening.

The book contains mainly stories, adventures and profound and critical thoughts of the late Gerald Roush from 40+years of experience and everything about Ferrari: The people involved, the factory, the philosophy, the pitfalls and the adventures of owning, driving, judging and discussing Ferraris.

IMO a great read, worthwhile every penny, lots to learn from, many things still unknown to most and often hilarious. Strongly recommend it for great summertime leisure moments.

And after finishing it I know I am (and most of you too) a "Dinosaur(s)"....because we are old school....we drive our Ferrari's !

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...............Strongly recommend it for great summertime leisure moments.

And after finishing it I know I am (and most of you too) a "Dinosaur(s)"....because we are old school....we drive our Ferrari's !
If it's recommended for your great summertime it will be fabulous for my lousy wintertime! Thanks, now off to amazon!

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Do not know if Amazon has it (of course they sell everything!) already but otherwise you may order directly from the Ferrari Market letter, they will send it to you.

www.ferrarimarketletter.com

They price it at USD 39.95

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Thanks for that 212. My wife told me to stop wingeing and has reminded me that we are flying to Europe, for some of your summer, next week. So, in that case I will order one to be waiting for me upon my return.

I also have recently bought a book - Ferrari Legends by Michael Zumbrunn, of which I will post a coupe of photos that should interest you. This is primarily a coffee table style book with informative text and details mainly road and prototypes up to the enzo.

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How nice of you !! I met Michel Zumbrunn once, he's a Swiss too. Thanks for making my day and have a save flight over to us !

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Thanks 212,

This trip, Basel, Berlin, Palma, Heraklion, Split, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Zurich. All of these places are new to us so very excited. Even meeting up with a FL member in Zurich to see what mods he has on his 16M - can't wait.

If you like stories, here's one of mine (I'm a 53yo). Two weeks ago had severe abdominal pains. One week ago CT scan revealed nasty cancer of the appendix requiring extensive operation planned for the following day. Was told of the bad prognosis etc. Operation theatre staffed by at least 15 people. I was resolute but concerned of my fate and the direction my life was to proceed. Woke up in recovery with my surgeon telling me that the scans were wrong, just really bad appendix abscess!! Now seven days post op am just about to resume running again. Week after next, Europe here we come!

I realise now more than ever that life is so precious. Enjoy all the beautiful moments, people (and our cars) in our lives to the fullest.

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Photos of book.
No way! how close is that photo to my F50 render I posted up a few months ago?. I might have to sue. Depending of course, which came out first.
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David, that's one hellova way to jump the appendix operation queue, delighted it worked out very well for you & turned out to be nothing more serious!

Enjoy your trip to Europe!!!

Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today's a gift.....enjoy every minute!


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No way! how close is that photo to my F50 render I posted up a few months ago?. I might have to sue. Depending of course, which came out first.
Book published 2008. I'd sue but aim to settle out of court for the F50. I know that it wouldn't go anywhere near allaying the hurt of being plagiarised but I have heard they are fun to drive. By the way I love your work that I haves seen on FL. Where can we view it? And whilst we are on the subject.....Have you thought of a book?

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Thanks 212,

This trip, Basel, Berlin, Palma, Heraklion, Split, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Zurich. All of these places are new to us so very excited.
Palma..you mean Palma de Mallorca? If so, I would also recommend to visit Sóller, Sa Calobra and Cala D'or, those places are my favourite ones from Mallorca, saying that after blasting through the whole island years ago.

My school organizes a four-week professional practice there next year between October and November, would be pretty awesome to spend that much time there again...

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Palma..you mean Palma de Mallorca? If so, I would also recommend to visit Sóller, Sa Calobra and Cala D'or, those places are my favourite ones from Mallorca, saying that after blasting through the whole island years ago.

My school organizes a four-week professional practice there next year between October and November, would be pretty awesome to spend that much time there again...
Thanks Attila for the tip. We will check these places out and hopefully they will be our faves also. We are in Palma for 3 nights and 3 nights Alcudia. Love to move around and explore, hence love of cars.

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Thanks Attila for the tip. We will check these places out and hopefully they will be our faves also. We are in Palma for 3 nights and 3 nights Alcudia. Love to move around and explore, hence love of cars.
Than it's far enough time to explore the most beautiful places there. Adding Valldemossa and Deia far from the crowds of the beaches. Even could chain them. Palma-Valldemossa-Deia-Sóller. It could be a one-day tour from morning to night. Great roads on the way, including serpetines.

Also the highways were extended when I was there so there should not be traffic jamm. It screwed our day two times from Paguera to Palma and once from Palma to Formentor.

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David, that's one hellova way to jump the appendix operation queue, delighted it worked out very well for you & turned out to be nothing more serious!

Enjoy your trip to Europe!!!
Yeah Pete. Thanks to me it seems like a couple of extra surgical teams got paid that night for just standing around, without having to do any work. As an offside, you know you're potentially in the [email protected]#t when people just give you concerned looks and don't respond to your attempted gags. Anyway he who has the last laugh.....

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Book published 2008. I'd sue but aim to settle out of court for the F50. I know that it wouldn't go anywhere near allaying the hurt of being plagiarised but I have heard they are fun to drive. By the way I love your work that I haves seen on FL. Where can we view it? And whilst we are on the subject.....Have you thought of a book?
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Thanks David, that's really kind of you to say. The only place the Ferrari work is, is on here - I've never done anything else with it. Book is a lovely idea, but not sure how many copies I'd sell.. being a relatively 'unknown' artist. I'm known on here, just due to the fact I continually upload work - good and bad. Outside of F-life, all my work is anonymous.
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Thanks 212,

This trip, Basel, Berlin, Palma, Heraklion, Split, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Zurich. All of these places are new to us so very excited. Even meeting up with a FL member in Zurich to see what mods he has on his 16M - can't wait.

If you like stories, here's one of mine (I'm a 53yo). Two weeks ago had severe abdominal pains. One week ago CT scan revealed nasty cancer of the appendix requiring extensive operation planned for the following day. Was told of the bad prognosis etc. Operation theatre staffed by at least 15 people. I was resolute but concerned of my fate and the direction my life was to proceed. Woke up in recovery with my surgeon telling me that the scans were wrong, just really bad appendix abscess!! Now seven days post op am just about to resume running again. Week after next, Europe here we come!

I realise now more than ever that life is so precious. Enjoy all the beautiful moments, people (and our cars) in our lives to the fullest.
Thanks God it's a abscess. Great to hear you're fastly recuparating. That wonderful choice of destinations in Europe will help ! Yes, we are in the age of doing what we always wanted to do....and this "RIGHT NOW"...not later. Good advise to all out there. Enjoy the travel !

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ps - sorry just read your story - I had focused on the Ferrari Legends book which is bad form. That's incredible! Debs (my partner) had exactly the same experience with a form of cancer 11+ years ago - she made it to the operating theatre too only to be told all was ok.
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