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I want to try and get together pictures of 12 of our forum member Ferraris and see if we can't come up with a Ferrari Forum calendar for 2005. I got with Andrew and he said he'd try and find some pricing info.

One of our cars will be the feature Ferrari each month. Haven't worked out all the details but I was thinking a high quality photo of the car and on the bottom a little caption telling about it. Like for me it would be "1979 Ferrari 308 GTS, Maine USA, Pete04222 on FerrariForum.Net" or something like that. When the weather gets nice I will have my wife take some photos of my car. Thats one month, we need to fill 11 more. Who's in?

I don't want this to just be a calendar with pictures of Ferraris, I've already got one of those. I want a calendar with OUR Ferraris!
 

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360 Spyder said:
Dr. Bob said:
I'll buy the calender. I got an idea, drive all you Ferrari's to the netherlands, and dirk and I will photograph the heck out of it :D
Or, drive to North Carolina and I'll take the pics. :D My camera has the ability to take pics in such a way that 20 inch x 30 inch printouts look good. :green:
That and I need the practice.
How about you fly to the UK and take some pictures of Bazil's car for him!! :D

Bazil, I'm going to count you in. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get some high quality photos of your car by the end of August.

So now we are down to needing 10 more Ferraris. Dirk, I think it is going to be hard to make sure we have 12 different models, if we have the same model we will have to separate them by a few months. I would like to see a GT4 and a Testarossa and a Mondial and whatever else we can come up with within this site. There must be at least 12 Ferraris here. I noticed on Dr. Bob's thread that Bazil and I were the only ones who chimed in as Ferrari owners.
 

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We've got another one! I sent out some PMs to some of the owners and 355GTB replied saying he's in!
So the calendar cars so far are:
Pete04222, red 308 GTS
Bazil, red 348TS
355GTB, yellow 355 GTB

Can't wait to add more to the list! I think it will be an awesome calendar!
 

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We've got 2 more Ferraris for the calendar! Ze_Shark chimed in and is going to supply pics of both his cars! When he wrote me he was like "Which one do you want, the 355 or the 550?" Gee, um, tough choice. I'll take both! Thanks Shark!!!

So the list so far:
Pete04222, red 308 GTS
Bazil, red 348TS
355GTB, yellow 355 GTB
ze_shark, blue 355 GTS
ze_shark, titanium 550

Almost halfway there!
 

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4i2fly said:
I have a 2000 360Modena in a rare color Rosso Dino and black interrior. Would you be intersted? I am having problem posting a high-res picture.

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Am I interested!?! Yes!!! Absolutely!!!! I see you are new to the Forum, Welcome! I hope you plan on checking in and posting often. Where are you located? By all means try and get a pic of your car in the garage section so we can all drool over it.

As for the calendar photo, we are still on the ground floor of this project so I don't need pictures yet. I was thinking somewhere around August I'll be looking to collect photos. That should give us all plenty of time to go out and get our best "Calendar picture". I look forward to seeing what ze_shark is going to provide for pics, he's in Switzerland and from what he's posted in the garage section we could make a calendar with just his pictures.

And Dirk,
What do you mean "ooh common"? Since when is ANY Ferrari "common". :green: :green: Actually, the 246 is one of my favorite Ferraris and I would love to see one in the calendar. But like I said, I want this to be OUR calendar with OUR Ferraris in it. I don't believe I've seen a FF user with a 246. Maybe you ought to go get one. :green:
 

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4i2fly, I'm gonna go ahead and count you in!

So the list so far:
Pete04222, red 308 GTS
Bazil, red 348TS
355GTB, yellow 355 GTB
ze_shark, blue 355 GTS
ze_shark, titanium 550
4i2fly, rosso dino 360 Modena

Halfway there!! Looking like a pretty darn good list! (no matter what Dirk says! :green: )
 

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Thanks for the welcome. The pictures I have of the car have been taken in sunlight and have lots glare. I will provide a print worthy picture later.
4i2fly, where are you located? I have never seen a front plate like that before. We have quite the worldwide selection of Ferraris (well, so far just USA and EU). I'll update our little Ferrari list with the countries that the cars reside in.
 

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Ok, I'm reposting some of ze_shark's pictures because he has taken the best photos! These are the kind of pictures I was thinking about for calendar photos. This is the kind of photo I want to look at for a full month. A fine picture of the car and a fine shot of the landscape where your stallion runs. Lets all try and see if we can out-do Shark! I'm gonna try but he has set a high standard!

The first one is my favorite, the second one is my wife's favorite. (I shrank the pictures to be able to post them all the full size picture is more impressive and can be seen in the garage section.)
 

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Re: Calander

mick dipple said:
:p Hi ,Please put me down for a 1989 Mondial cabriolet (RED)Thankyou Mick
I knew Mick would come through!!!

Pete04222, USA, red 308 GTS
Bazil, UK, red 348TS
355GTB, USA, yellow 355 GTB
ze_shark, Switzerland, blue 355 GTS
ze_shark, Switzerland, titanium 550
4i2fly, USA, rosso dino 360 Modena
mick dipple, USA, red Mondial Cabriolet

So that's 7 cars, only 5 more to go. I'm hoping to hear from Ebrink, Bart, and Peter (GT4). I figure if we can get all the pics by August then we should be able to have the calendars by Xmas with no problems.

Guys, if your email address is not included on your profile please send it to me at [email protected] so I can keep in touch.
 

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Thanks 4i2fly, I've gone back and added that info.

I was thinking some more about the captions and think it should be on the bottom, superimposed, with the FerrariForum logo and maybe something in the order of: Country (with state or county and only if desired), year, model, color (or "colour" in Bazil's case), and FF user name.

So in my case it would be something like:
Maine, USA 1979 308 GTS in Rosso Corsa
Pete04222 on FerrariForum.net

or in 4i2fly's case:
California, USA 2000 360 Modena in Rosso Dino
4i2fly on FerrariForum.net

Comments? Ideas? Something to keep in mind when you take your pictures, keep the car a little high in the pic so there will be room to have the caption superimposed. Maybe a blurb about where the pic was taken? Let me know what you think guys! I'm willimg to do all the leg work but it is our calendar! What do you guys want to see? Am I on the right track?
 

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Hi guys,
Sorry I haven't checked in. Right now I'm sitting on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico so I can only check in every few days or so. I'm out here until the 30th.
I'm glad to see there has been some great interest in the calendar. So it looks like, to date, we have:
Pete04222, USA, red 308 GTS
Bazil, UK, red 348TS
355GTB, USA, yellow 355 GTB
ze_shark, Switzerland, blue 355 GTS
ze_shark, Switzerland, titanium 550
4i2fly, USA, rosso dino 360 Modena
mick dipple, USA, red Mondial Cabriolet
'75 308 GT4 (Peter), Canada, black 308 GT4
carguy, USA, nero black Testarossa
Stradale, ???, rosso scuderia Stradale
fradefa48, Italy, red 348 Spider

That's 11 Ferraris! Did I miss anyone? Bart, are you in? We need one more.
 

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Dj Dirk said:
Peter has a black 308 GT4
fradefa48 is a 348 spider

so come on, let that last one be a classic, else we don't have a classic in there :cry:
Sorry! :oops: :oops: I'll go back and make the corrections. :green:
 

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Just bringing this back to the front. We've got 11 Ferrari's so far! 6 different Countries represented (I'm not sure where Stradale is) and 10 different models (Ok, I am counting the Berlinetta and Spider as separate and the Stradale, well, its a Stradale). Guys, if your email address is not in your profile please send it to me in a PM or at [email protected]. Once we have 12 Ferraris I will put all the names into a hat and have my wife draw them to see which Ferrari gets featured for which month.

Pete04222, USA, red 308 GTS
Bazil, UK, red 348TS
355GTB, USA, yellow 355 GTB
ze_shark, Switzerland, blue 355 GTS
ze_shark, Switzerland, titanium 550
4i2fly, USA, rosso dino 360 Modena
mick dipple, USA, red Mondial Cabriolet
'75 308 GT4 (Peter), Canada, black 308 GT4
carguy, USA, nero black Testarossa
Stradale, Malaysia, rosso scuderia Stradale
fradefa48, Italy, red 348 Spider
 

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adlinyusman just signed on so that's 12!!! We've got 12 Ferraris from 6 different Countries!

Pete04222, USA, red 308 GTS
Bazil, UK, red 348TS
355GTB, USA, yellow 355 GTB
ze_shark, Switzerland, blue 355 GTS
ze_shark, Switzerland, titanium 550
4i2fly, USA, rosso dino 360 Modena
mick dipple, USA, red Mondial Cabriolet
'75 308 GT4 (Peter), Canada, black 308 GT4
carguy, USA, nero black Testarossa
Stradale, Malaysia, rosso scuderia Stradale
fradefa48, Italy, red 348 Spider
adlinyusman, Malaysia, giallo fly 355 Spider

Next step will be to make sure I have all your email addresses and figure out the requirements for all the photos.
I'll be in touch!

Thanks guys! I was telling Andrew how I am looking forward to this calendar. My wife gave my a "Dream Cars" calendar for 2004; its cool but I'd rather have a calendar with "real cars" owned by "real people". The people on the FerrariForum are not movie stars or millionaires. They are friendly, down-to-earth people that share a passion for Ferrari! (and we got some cool cars :green: ).
 

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Second thing is how big do you all want this thing? Only sold here on the site? Or do you want to be able to pick it up at your local Wal-Mart/Target or whatever you have around you?
I was thinking standard wall calendar size. The pictures on the Dream Cars calendar Marni bought me are 11" high x 12" wide. So the fully opened calendar is 22" tall. Perfect for the back of a door or that blank spot on the wall.

As for distribution, well, I have no idea how that works. I mean, c'mon, I drill holes in the bottom of the ocean for a living. If you limit the sales to only available through the forum then how many would we be able to move? I know I want at least 5, 2 for myself and 3 for gifts. Every diehard FF'er will get at least one. But even then, you are probably looking at only 200 or so.

Would it be possible to get the calendars into WalMart or Bookland? If we come up with some good stuff then maybe a national calendar company would pick it up and distribute it? I don't know how that part works but if you could get the calendars into WalMart I would think you would sell a bunch to people who have an interest in Ferraris (or just sports cars in general) but are unaware of this site or people buying Xmas gifts for others. And with the "see xxxx at FerrariForum.net" on the bottom of each pic the site would take a huge boost.

The site would probably make enough money to run itself for eternity and you could put down that deposit for the 360 and I'd be banging on your door saying "Hey! It was my idea!" :green: :green: :green:
 

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I wanted to bring this back up to the front and let everyone know that this issue is still alive. Andrew and I have been hammering out some of the details and I will be contacting all who want to be a part of the calendar within the next few weeks.

Just a heads up, everyone who is in the calendar will receive one free. There will also be a little profit sharing depending on how the calendar sells. I think the cars we have in the line up will make an awesome calendar. And it will be an awesome piece of artwork to display. For this year we are going to sell it exclusively through this website. For later years, we will try and get it into the larger bookshops.

So when you take your photos, take more than one. Use the highest resolution and the largest size your camera offers. When you have the photos, let me or Andrew know and we will tell you how to get them to us.
 

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Re: Calender.

308ROB said:
I'm in for the calender 2005, I will buy a few and if the picture's showing on the attachtment are oké you can use them , maybe pic. no 1? because we need also a 308 GTB. for sure, ( smile ) otherwise I send new ones, only let my know.308Rob


Thanks Rob! I will put you in as a stand-by in case any of the other guys can't make it for one reason or the other.
 

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toco004 said:
Dang i gusse im to late :cry: I Have a
Ferrari MONDIAL 8 Red
Thanks for the reply and the interest Toco! I will keep your name "in the hat" for 2006 and will contact you should we need you for this year!
Regards
 

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Just wanted to let everyone know that the year is half over and the issue is still alive. Andrew and I have been having many discussions about this and it is coming together.
I have sent a PM to all of the guys who signed on to participate in this. Please respond so we will know how many are committed.
 
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