Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,004
Originally Posted by Admiral Goodwrench View Post
I am very happy that you have picked my car as your first place finisher in the photo contest. It is nice to see that the old warhorse still stirs appreciation for what I consider to be one of Scaglietti’s very best designs, incidentally powered by the sports car version of the 1954 formula 1 Ferrari motor.
McKeel Hagerty has worried about the fact that too many of the attendees at car shows tend to be the older crowd. So he has instigated the “Operation Ignite Youth Judging Program” at several shows. The youngsters are accompanied by a seasoned concours judge, the owners present their cars, the kids ask questions and mark their score sheets and move on to the next car. They have little knowledge about provenance or big name brands, but they do know what strikes them as pleasing or exciting eye candy. At Hershey the owners of the magnificent 1920 horseless carriages with the high brass lantern taillights and trunk lids with china tea service covet that award as they figure the youngsters should really like the idea. The first photo below was the trophy awarded to my car at Hershey in 2012. Your award strikes me as being in the same vein.
Regarding the photo session, we cannot have that happen right away because my workbench two days ago looked like the second photo of the transaxle partially disassembled. I am fixing a reluctant 3rd gear selection issue which was intermittent but highly distracting on track at Road America, Elkhart Lake. Missing an upshift into third gear could have caught Doug unawares as he pushed me around the course.
Thank you again. I must admit that there were several other really beautiful cars in the competition, but of course we each think our car is the best.
Chapeaux, mon Amiral!
another well-deserved triumph!
It was that accursed recalcitrant 3d gear issue that deprived both Judith and me of the promised ride at Elkhart. We count on taking it with you sometime soon!
575M F1, Maserati Spyder, Cadillac STS-V & CTS
past: 330/365GTC speciale, F355b, 412GT, 400iA, 308GT4 2+2, 330GT 2+2, Porsche 356b Super 90, BMW 1800ti
what do I know? I drive blue Ferraris