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Old 03-20-2012, 12:22 PM
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About a 1/2 mile from the Berlin Tnpk is where a red Ferrari (maybe 360) in garage on left side of rode. I waved thinking he was a Starbucks guy.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:46 PM
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What ever happened to good'ol Hooters.

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Yeah, I'm still chuckling to myself about the "short bus". Actually found this -- owned by a campground in Nova Scotia. Me want, Me want! http://www.flickr.com/photos/arboghast/5430423120/ (Provided a link out of respect to copyright)


Eric... looks like a fun place and the presentation on their web page sure looks nice. Only concern would be parking. It looks like there are three parallel spaces out front, four diagonal spaces next door, and a parking lot which may be accessible from an alley between neighboring buildings. (If it's not off-limits) The reason I mention this is that some of us want to keep their cars within view while dining -- not a concern for mine so much but there are a few others that are 10x in value and spaceships parked out front will draw a crowd.

Still, if it will work for others I'm game.

Another couple of places that come to mind for me:

Adams Mill in Manchester has a big parking lot well removed from the street with excellent visibility. Entirely good, though not stellar food, but the prices are not gourmet scale either.

Bella's Bistro in Putnam CT is a blast... out towards Pomfret, ridiculous portions of great food, not cheap for dinner, but it's a premium product. Bella's is in a charming downtown district full of antiques shops/malls, right near a municipal parking lot. No need to worry too much in that town and RT44 is a sweet ride. Parked the F-car there before, the locals could care less about it.

There are a few country inns about the landscape that offer reasonable Sunday brunch. I always like sucking down a bourbon manhattan with breakfast at the Grizwold in Essex, I think the Avon Old Farms Inn still serves brunch at the foot of Talcott Mtn in RT44.

Anything further up the CT river valley?

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:12 PM
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Had a nice time in Glasto today...

BUT IT SEEMS THAT SOME OF US ARE NOT "ALL WEATHER"!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:18 PM
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BUT IT SEEMS THAT SOME OF US ARE NOT "ALL WEATHER"!
Charles,
Saw you in the Mondial the other day in Avon on CC road
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:15 PM
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Hi Frank:

That was probably the "new clutch slave test drive"... it went well. Took it out later and went blasting around Litchfield County. Not to jinx things, but it seems to be running well.

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:41 AM
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Challenge Stradale...or house down payment. oh well, guess the kids need a place to sleep The Stradale will have to wait a few more years...
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:08 AM
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No, no, no....They can sleep in the car!!!! Buy a CS AND a prefab Carefree garage to cover both issue's.

http://www.carefreebuildings.com/
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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Will be coming up Sunday around 10:00 looking forward to meeting you all and placing faces with online names.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:39 PM
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Pete,

re: Wethersfield 360

I live right down the road from the house/car you're talking about (I think)
One of my friends said it's the owner of Glastonbury Jewelers. Friend said he's had the car for a while though I haven't seen it yet.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:05 PM
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Did anyone else take their Ferrari out to buy a Mega millions ticket??

I was out of work early today, had errands to run, and wanted to take the car out. That must have been a sight at the 'ol gas station
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:12 AM
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Did anyone else take their Ferrari out to buy a Mega millions ticket??
I think there's a wonderful irony in that! Next time the payout gets big we should do this as a group.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:47 AM
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Sad to report that I do NOT have the winning mega millions ticket. What a shock. My delusions of grandeur dashed once again
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:31 PM
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Did anyone else take their Ferrari out to buy a Mega millions ticket??

I was out of work early today, had errands to run, and wanted to take the car out. That must have been a sight at the 'ol gas station

I love it lol good stuff
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:41 PM
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Very nice turnout this morning. welcome to Pat with that wonderful 458 and Kevin with his new (to him) 360. Pat...sorry I didn't get to chat a little more. I didn't realize you were leaving until it was too late. I hope to see you guys come out and play regularly.
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Seems we have a quite a few people from the Farmington Valley here. How many is it?
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:50 AM
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Pat: Nice to meet you at our gathering. Please consider joining us for the Concorso or the Ferrari Challenge -- golf commitments notwithstanding

Pete: These are the folks that make the wiresets: http://www.kingsbornewires.com/ I noticed that their Lambo wiresets are imports from Italy, so I don't know about how long they've been on the shelf or if they're made to order. They carry a lot of parts individually for my car, so I can buy just one spark plug extender if that's what I need. Since they sell individual parts, you might find some specialist item there that's otherwise unavailable. BTW, I think your fast warm-up idle scared some folks.

Mowgli: I'm originally from Avon, I can think of three other guys who are from the Farmington Valley offhand.

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:55 PM
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Pat: Nice to meet you at our gathering. Please consider joining us for the Concorso or the Ferrari Challenge -- golf commitments notwithstanding

Pete: These are the folks that make the wiresets: http://www.kingsbornewires.com/ I noticed that their Lambo wiresets are imports from Italy, so I don't know about how long they've been on the shelf or if they're made to order. They carry a lot of parts individually for my car, so I can buy just one spark plug extender if that's what I need. Since they sell individual parts, you might find some specialist item there that's otherwise unavailable. BTW, I think your fast warm-up idle scared some folks.

Mowgli: I'm originally from Avon, I can think of three other guys who are from the Farmington Valley offhand.

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Charles
It was a real pleasure meeting all of you guys and will definitely like to go to the Ferrari Challenge
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:28 PM
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It's been a month and no pictures? We need to liven this thread up a bit...
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:43 PM
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Karting????

Is the karting at Lime Rock on 4/22 sold out if not is anyone going?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:28 PM
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Nice picture Jay, but I think you'll like this one better.
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