Seth, FLED stand for " ferrari life epic drive" and actually is a bi-yearly coming together of forum members and their ferraris in europe. So far we have travelled thru france, switzerland, italy, england, wales and scotland enjoying ferraris, food, wine, roads, castles stories and most of all Great Company and friendship. Friends and enthusiasts coming from oversaes normally join somebody on a available Co-driver seat. Interested?
absolutely and intensely interested! I have for many years fled the ordinary or, at the very least made powerful efforts to do so. I've seen the posts a bit back. Problem this year may be a very heavy schedule. It's in May this year, neh? Two events at the Saratoga Automobile Museum of which I am Vice-Chairman, and an American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility. What are the dates for this year's FLED?
My second possible issue is that, twice married and twice divorced, I have discovered the lady I ought to have found decades ago, my life mate! She is originally Czech, born in Praha, came to New York City age 17 with her mother, their valises, $25. and not a word of english. She taught herself english working in a grocery store in Brooklyn NY, put herself through high school, college, worked in Wall Street firms, finally working for Arthur Andersen Consulting
who sent her to Praha to open and manage their first office in eastern Europe. Started with four employees and when she returned to New York two years later the Prague office had 80 employees and she had to hire four people to do the jobs that she had been doing. Remarkable woman and truly the joy of my life.
Until we met, her sole view of automobiles has been that of a tool for going from here to there. Since we met almost two years ago, she has had a gentle and welcome attitude adjustment, become exceedingly fond of cars generally and Ferraris in particular. She has been in the right seat of my 575M and of my Maserati Spyder on the track at Watkins Glen and in the Maranello and my Cadillac STS-V on the private road circuit in Columbia County called Wilzig Racing Manor.
Do I assume that ladies typically do not accompany? Or may Princess Judith accompany and ride right seat with an 'other' reliable male? Believe it or not, in 35 years of Ferrari ownership I have never visited the factory and Judith and I have been planning a visit for a year! Just need to find the time and the excuse.