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Old 06-02-2011, 11:13 PM
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Any exotic owners Big Island?

Just wandering if there are exotic car owners out here on big island. I think I once saw a Bentley coupe. Also, my neighbor has a Pentera.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:10 AM
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I saw a 308 in Waikoloa Resort in December but that is really the only one I have seen. I wonder where one would service their cars maybe that is why you don't see too many Fcars. Would you have to ship them to CA or Oahu to get a major service?

There are some truly amazing drives on the Big Island. It would be incredible to have a Fcar there especially on the roads North Kohala going towards and past Hawi. Everytime I'm on the Big Island I try to imagine driving a Ferrari unfortunately it doesn't translate with a Pontiac rental car.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:28 AM
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For minor oil changes and what not, a Ferreri tech comes from Oahu to service my F cars. Actually in couple weeks, a tech is coming out to work on my 458. My f430, I sometime just take it to a local shop here for simple oil changes.

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I saw a 308 in Waikoloa Resort in December but that is really the only one I have seen. I wonder where one would service their cars maybe that is why you don't see too many Fcars. Would you have to ship them to CA or Oahu to get a major service?

There are some truly amazing drives on the Big Island. It would be incredible to have a Fcar there especially on the roads North Kohala going towards and past Hawi. Everytime I'm on the Big Island I try to imagine driving a Ferrari unfortunately it doesn't translate with a Pontiac rental car.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:53 AM
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I am down here in Naalehu near South Point. Although I specialize in Mercedes 300SL I am capable of most facets of repair and restoration of all European Classics pre 1990 or so. www.w194.com Mark Passarelli 808 443 9100
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:18 AM
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Was in Kona about a month ago. Obviously lots of top-down drivers enjoying that great weather but was really surprised by the "lack of talent" (car-wise ).
Spotted a single NSX and a nice 911 but that was about it.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:59 AM
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Also, my neighbor has a Pentera.
White Pantera usually at Costco parking lot?
I once saw two Diablos heading north out of Kona.
There is a very nice older lady with an Avanti.
I have seen a Mondial in Kona and it didn't look like a rental.
The two guys at the repair shop on the corner close to Killer Tacos has a couple of nice vintage Corvettes.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:40 PM
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I live on the Hilo side of the Island and have a 328 GTS, an Alfa 1750 GTV, and a Cobra replica. No need to send the cars anywhere for maintenance. I have a highly competent semi-retired mechanic friend who keeps them in fine fettle.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:31 PM
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I'm not sure if my neighbor is usually parked at Costco, but I'm assuming it's him. Glassman, are you currently residing in Kona?

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White Pantera usually at Costco parking lot?
I once saw two Diablos heading north out of Kona.
There is a very nice older lady with an Avanti.
I have seen a Mondial in Kona and it didn't look like a rental.
The two guys at the repair shop on the corner close to Killer Tacos has a couple of nice vintage Corvettes.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:01 PM
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Glassman, are you currently residing in Kona?
Back home next week for a while. Then back to Montana for the summer.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:48 PM
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RED FORD GT near Hilo

I saw a red ford Gt with white stripes when I was in Hilo on my way to the Volcano park. Anybody here?
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:27 PM
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Black Cobra replica on Thursday headed towards Kona from the Hilton area.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:06 AM
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Been staying at Hilton Waikaloa for past 4 days. Most exotic thing I've seen driving around the island were a couple of 911's. I agree that the roads appear to be fabulous for driving an F-car. On my way to and from the Volcano park, driving the rental Ford Fusion, I averaged about 70+mph and was passing everything in sight. A lot of fun!
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:14 PM
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That's why I chose the Big Island.. I am anticipating hosting the Gullwing Group Convention in a few years. Once I can secure a group shipping rate from one of the carriers.

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Old 08-27-2011, 03:28 PM
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That's why I chose the Big Island.. I am anticipating hosting the Gullwing Group Convention in a few years. Once I can secure a group shipping rate from one of the carriers.
Wow, will that only include just 300 SL's or newer SLS AMG's as well. If you get a great turnout of the 300 SL's that would rank right up there with seeing those 22 Ferrari 250 GTO's all lined up together on the coast of Pebble Beach, last weekend. How many gullwings do you anticipate?
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:02 PM
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So far.. IF the GWG Board approves the venue I have at least 10 people that are willing to ship their cars. Most of them have shipped before to Australia for the Adelade Ralley. And yes you can join the Gullwing Group as an associate with a SLS or any vintage Mercedes. We have many members that come to the conventions and still do the ralley even in their rental cars. GWG is pretty laid back.

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Old 04-10-2017, 09:07 PM
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aloha, i'm geoff in puna and am currently restoring a carburetted 308 gt4, i also have a numerous porsches, a 59 bugeye, a puma, and several vintage british bikes. at one point i had 14 911's. there's more cars here than you think. cheers, geoff
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