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They arrive at Southern Ireland tonight and head to Northern Ireland tomorrow afternoon. I'm hoping to meet up with the convoy on their way to Belfast and join in. Just been told there are a definate 30 Ferrari's attending then whatever turns up after that. It should be the biggest gathering of Ferrari's ever in N.I. Going home today to make sure the 308 is nice and shiny for the run out. :drive:
 

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didn't took that many
they just parked next to each other, not a big fan of that
at the moment this is the only one really worth it

some higlight cars
3 SuperAmerica's
2 275 GTB
1 275 GTS
1 250 SWB
1 250 Europa
1 288 GTO
2 F40
1 F50
1 Enzo
 

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Oh i'll have the camera ready. Even bringing my Ferrari Mechanic just in case. really looking forward to this. I doubt very much there'll be the amount of exotic Ferrari's you guys on the continent can muster up but by our little standards it should be interesting.:drive:
 

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Well what a day. We met up with the convoy at a big hotel at a seaside resort called Newcastle.



My car in the middle. Looks lost in between those 2.






43 cars were there. Mostly 430's and 360's (4 of them Stradale Challange cars) an F50, few 355's, a 275 (which only lives 8 miles from me and I knew nothing about it) one 456 Which once belonged to a certain MR Schumacher, one Mondial and mine was the only 308. Oh and a 612 liveried up like a Police car with the Police actually driving it, supplied by Ferrari UK

From Newcastle we headed off in convoy but got split up going through traffic and some of us had to play catch up again to find the main group. That was fun trying to keep up with a 355's and a 550.
We hit Belfast just in time for rush hour evening traffic which is always very heavy. At this point the local Police took command and with the escort of a Police Range Rover and 2 Police bikes we went through 5 miles of heavy traffic like a knife through butter. It was amazing. They stopped all the traffic at junctions an red traffic lights so we didn't have to stop once. I only ever seen this done for diplomats over here and even then that was only for very important ones at that.


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We arrived safe and sound at Charles Hursts, the main Ferrari dealer for Ireland. Time for some more photos and a chat with other owners.

That's my mates 360 challange parked by my car. It just sounds beautiful at "full tilt" as we say here.


The F50.


The Police car. Imagine that pulling you in.


The batton. The horse is studded with diamonds. Stunning.


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Some of the other cars.

Schumachers old 456. (It really was his car).


The 275 which like my car looked really small compared to the others.


That's mine on the left.

And just when I thought things couldn't get any better the PR Manager from Hursts offerred me a drive in the silver 599 60th car. I couldn't believe my luck. I even was allowed to drive it. What a privalige. I can only describe the power out of it as brutal. What a car. I can't begin to think what an F40 feels like with nothing in it that's not needed. My little 308 felt like an antique compared to it..


At the end of the night I drove my little 308 home and although I restored it myself and it still needs things done to it, It's my liitle piece of Ferrari history and I'm still in love with it and very proud of it..

There's a few more photos here that a mate took.
http://web.mac.com/ian.craig/iWeb/Ferrari 60th/Ferrari 60th.html
 

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Awesome photos, looks like a great event for all and your 308 is looking awesome. You need to get your mate with the 360 CS to join this site! Cheers.
 
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