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Pope Gets Flame Red Ferrari of His Own
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul got a flame red Ferrari from the Italian world championship racing team on Monday -- a model of one, that is -- for having what they said was the inside track on the roads of humanity.
Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and the rest of the Ferrari team met the Pope in the Vatican's frescoed Clementina Hall to give him the 1:5 scale model of the car that won both the championship and constructor titles in 2004.
Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo told the Pope Ferrari drivers, mechanics and management wanted to honor him because his courage and defense of human rights had put him ''for the past 26 years in the pole position of the roads of humanity.''
Pole position refers to the most favorable position at the start of a race, given to the fastest car.
''It is the first time that one of our cars -- even though it is a model -- has entered the Vatican,'' Montezemolo told the Pope. ''We consider this the most prestigious finishing line for us. We feel like you are one of us and we thank you for the example you have given.''
 

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what I found more interesting was this:

During the press conference, held in the Vatican’s Press Office, Jean Todt announced the President Montezemolo had decided to construct an Enzo ‘number 400’. The additional version of the limited edition 12-cylinder will be donated to Caritas before being auctioned and the proceeds sent to the victims of the tsunami in South East Asia.
 

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Dr. Bob said:
what I found more interesting was this:

During the press conference, held in the Vatican’s Press Office, Jean Todt announced the President Montezemolo had decided to construct an Enzo ‘number 400’. The additional version of the limited edition 12-cylinder will be donated to Caritas before being auctioned and the proceeds sent to the victims of the tsunami in South East Asia.
That's great of Montezemolo/Ferrari to do.

Wow!!! What a collectors piece it'll be.
 

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Wow that is awesome. Now Ferraris will have a religious connection!

As for the "400th" Enzo... I think that is a great idea. I'll be the first to bid at $1.00. :green:
 
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