Hi Ben, great to see youre properly using my old 16M & that youve still got my Italia badge on the rear too, how's she doing & are you still enjoying her as much????
I am massively excited about doing the MM Tribute in the 16M this year.
I did it last year in a friend's manual 575 and we had plenty of time to debate the ideal car for the event. We settled on the 16M for its combination of performance, theatre and wind in the hair. So a plan was hatched!
Its a great event. Although there is some bad driving (mainly from Support Cars and Hangers On) the sense of occasion, the roads and the experience is something you would never forget. Only in Italy! You really should do it..
The only fly in the ointment is insurance, none of the major underwriters are playing ball this year, so getting this sorted is a priority for next week.
Your Italia badge is staying on for the time being... to take it off requires a new grill ! ;-)
Great to hear Ben, the Italian badge adds something to make your sole Blu Abu Dhabi 16M more unique, I received many admiring comments on the badge when I owned her, it'd be nice to see the 16M still wearing it in 20 years
I am in the South of France currently & have arranged another FLEE to visit Ferrari & Maserati Factories next month, quite a few of our fellow FL members are joining in & we are convoying from Cannes in our Ferrari's, so doubtless we will enjoy another great run out in this beautiful sunshine. Habsy & I were on the Route Napoleon & in the mountains yesterday letting the locals hear our Ferrari's singing beautifully in stereo, what a way to spend a day.....life just doesn't get much better for true petrolheads!
Regards participating in the MM, I will wait until I am based here more permenantely as I have many events & attractions to attend this year and the MM is not on the list.
Enjoy the event, take loads of pics & I'll look forward to seeing pics of my former 16M enjoying an Italian lifestyle at last!
Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today's a gift.....enjoy every minute!
Current: California 30 Handling Speciale.
Past: FF, 458 Speciale, California 30, 599HGTE, Scuderia Spider 16M, California, F430 Spider