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Victor Li 09-10-2008 12:27 AM

Any Ferrari Lifers in HK?
 
Hi Guys,
Just want to gather people in the forum who is living in HK.

RaymondChu 11-25-2008 09:27 PM

present

Granucci 11-26-2008 10:00 AM

Ni How
 
Not in the Far East, but did live there for years....LOVE HK. one of my most favorite cities

Boxer 11-27-2008 09:36 PM

I also lived in Asia for a number of years. HK is one of my favorite cites. No place else is like it.

Believe David Lee is in HK.

328GTB 10-30-2010 10:32 AM

Just jointed this forum.
HK native living in San Francisco. Visiting Hong Kong / China 3-4 times a year. Would love to attend some HK events...

Italian Lover 10-30-2010 12:53 PM

Welcome to FL. Just came back from a trip to Hong Kong and met David Lee there. Also, happened to stop by the Ferrari dealer/showeroom in Hong Kong. At least two of the special Ferraris displayed in the showroom had "sold" signs on them. Plently of exotics and owners there. w/ smiles Jimmy

Dermot 10-30-2010 03:28 PM

Love HK, spent 3 years commuting there from SF, guess I've been there 20 or more times... There's a great exotic car showroom under the Grand Hyatt at Wan Chai, they sell everything there it's kind of fun to browse!

jznd 11-24-2010 05:13 PM

Another HK owner here; just found this forum digging around on the web looking for new wheels for my 550. Victor, Raymond - are you guys on the island or kowloon side?

Boxer 11-25-2010 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jznd (Post 130586)
Another HK owner here; just found this forum digging around on the web looking for new wheels for my 550. Victor, Raymond - are you guys on the island or kowloon side?

Can you drive HK registered Ferraris easily into China?

jznd 11-25-2010 07:45 PM

No, not easily. To drive across the border you need "Dual Plates", basically a China license plate bolted below the Hong Kong license plate. To get a China plate requires jumping through a lot of hoops, including proof that you own a business in China, have a certain amount of revenue, etc. etc. Dual plates are not uncommon, but the average motorist will not be able to get access to dual plates.

Occasionally, car clubs will organize group drives into China with special license arrangements. I've never done them though - drivers in China are absolutely nuts. Every single time I've been in China (no exaggeration) I've seen at least one, sometimes two, major accidents. A car I was in nearly rear-ended a BMW 3 series at 120 kph on the highway because the driver decided to come to a dead stop to chat on her phone, not on the shoulder, but in the passing lane. Nutty stuff like this happens all the time. Even worse are the carjackings that happen in Shenzhen (the border town in China adjacent to HK).

Boxer 11-26-2010 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jznd (Post 130651)
No, not easily. To drive across the border you need "Dual Plates", basically a China license plate bolted below the Hong Kong license plate. To get a China plate requires jumping through a lot of hoops, including proof that you own a business in China, have a certain amount of revenue, etc. etc. Dual plates are not uncommon, but the average motorist will not be able to get access to dual plates.

Occasionally, car clubs will organize group drives into China with special license arrangements. I've never done them though - drivers in China are absolutely nuts. Every single time I've been in China (no exaggeration) I've seen at least one, sometimes two, major accidents. A car I was in nearly rear-ended a BMW 3 series at 120 kph on the highway because the driver decided to come to a dead stop to chat on her phone, not on the shoulder, but in the passing lane. Nutty stuff like this happens all the time. Even worse are the carjackings that happen in Shenzhen (the border town in China adjacent to HK).

Sounds like the situation has not changed much in the last 10 years. Had a scary drive from HK to Guangzhou back in the late 90s.

PrancingHorse70 04-26-2011 06:41 AM

Have u tried the FOCHK (Ferrari owners club HK). We meet almost every month and it arrangs drives to china, Malaysia, Australia etc. Only six thousand for member dues. May see u there.

dm18 10-20-2011 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jznd (Post 130651)
No, not easily. To drive across the border you need "Dual Plates", basically a China license plate bolted below the Hong Kong license plate. To get a China plate requires jumping through a lot of hoops, including proof that you own a business in China, have a certain amount of revenue, etc. etc. Dual plates are not uncommon, but the average motorist will not be able to get access to dual plates.

Occasionally, car clubs will organize group drives into China with special license arrangements. I've never done them though - drivers in China are absolutely nuts. Every single time I've been in China (no exaggeration) I've seen at least one, sometimes two, major accidents. A car I was in nearly rear-ended a BMW 3 series at 120 kph on the highway because the driver decided to come to a dead stop to chat on her phone, not on the shoulder, but in the passing lane. Nutty stuff like this happens all the time. Even worse are the carjackings that happen in Shenzhen (the border town in China adjacent to HK).

I have had a China plate for years and drive lots in China. No problems

Boxer 10-20-2011 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dm18 (Post 155570)
I have had a China plate for years and drive lots in China. No problems

If my memory is correct, HK is RHD and China is LHD. That must make for a fun transition at the border.

dm18 10-20-2011 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boxer (Post 155594)
If my memory is correct, HK is RHD and China is LHD. That must make for a fun transition at the border.

No big deal. I also have a LHD car in China and a LHD car in HK. Every combination covered.

Boxer 10-20-2011 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dm18 (Post 155716)
No big deal. I also have a LHD car in China and a LHD car in HK. Every combination covered.

Sounds a bit like my situation. A few LHD cars and a few RHD ones.

klyde 04-14-2012 01:30 AM

New member from Hong Kong
 
Hi Guys,

Another ferrari owner/chatter here. Is this thread still active. My car is at the dealer and I sure can get some advice on service. Have the 348 spyder for almost 12 years and just joined this afternoon.

Boxer 04-14-2012 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klyde (Post 189996)
Hi Guys,

Another ferrari owner/chatter here. Is this thread still active. My car is at the dealer and I sure can get some advice on service. Have the 348 spyder for almost 12 years and just joined this afternoon.

There are about 5 guys from HK here.

Boxer 06-16-2012 12:17 AM

RHD 599 GTO for sale
 
A friend of mine in the UK is looking to sell his RHD 599 GTO. I have seen the car, it is outstanding and spec is great. PM me if you are interested and I will pass on the contact.

dm18 09-20-2012 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boxer (Post 200740)
A friend of mine in the UK is looking to sell his RHD 599 GTO. I have seen the car, it is outstanding and spec is great. PM me if you are interested and I will pass on the contact.

unlikely to be of interest in hk. lots of 599gtos were sold be dealer. few have shifted already. uk car has uk tax paid which on a very young registered car not in excessive demand is likely to be a deal breaker. when car older less of an issue as hk frt also falls. right now hk frt will be at full rate


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