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Old 02-16-2013, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for coming out. We had a great event.
That's a lot of "Enzos"! (And I was one of them.) We gave Jack Dowling (who's front and center) the unofficial "lookalike" award.

(I told Jack that since he owns a car named for Enzo's son (Dino), now he needs one named for the Old Man to complete his collection!)
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:15 PM
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Outside the building, we had a variety of Ferraris coming and going all day. Hiawassee thawed out long enough for John to bring his lovely 550 down, and it found itself in a "328 sandwich" for a while. Jack got place of honor to park his delectable Dino (right underneath the "Ferrari" sign), and later some bulls arrived to see what the horses were up to.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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Inside, we had a great spread of cheeses, crackers, finger foods and desserts. (Thank you, guys!) Note the photos at the left end; apparently Enzo, himself, enjoying a birthday party in a past year. The cake had a pretty good reproduction of Enzo's signature, appropriately enough in purple icing!

As you've probably figured out by now, the F40 and Enzo had the floor (literally), and I'll have more photos of both of them a bit later.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:48 PM
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Well it was a fun, cold, day. And believe it or not I did run into snow on the way home. By the time I hit Helen, I could see it, a snow Squaw. Seems like every time "They" predict 20%, it seems to hit Hiawassee. 2 weeks ago, I was snowed out from going down to the C&O.

It is hard to believe that I live only about 89 miles from FOA.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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Oh... this is funny, and Happened before most people got there. I wish more had seen this. Even I just heard about it. Suzanne, my sister, was going to put her jacket out in her car, and I said "Just put it in my car you will see some buttons on the dash and push it."

You may see the problem, two cars of about the same color, I hear later that Suzanne got into the 360 instead of the 550. The 360 belongs to Andy, and he said "I was wondering what this woman was doing in my car." And, Suzanne said " I got in the car and didn't see any sort of button the dash to open the trunk." Then it hit, it was not MY Car she was inside of, sitting in, looking around for a button to "pop" the trunk.

They were , at the time, the only two Cars out there. I just wish I would have seen it. Andy saw it ,and Suzanne experienced it. Dang.............. one in a lifetime...... and I miss it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:08 PM
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So, it was great to see everyone. Will of course and all the work he and his crack team did. I didn't know that he could even make cookies. Good to see Harold. Jim wizzed in on the back of the 328, It is a wonder that Suzanne didn't climb around in his car. Mark, Andy ( 360 that was invaded), Mitch, Jack, Ben, Larry, Jim ( he likes Ferrari, Porsche, and wristwatches) the simple things in life.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:28 PM
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Did you see the chunk of Rubber on this F40.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:36 PM
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I never though white looked good in Ferrari, but the last few years there are several out that White really does work on.

Notice that "Art" photo, that is the lid of the F40 popped up.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:10 PM
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Of the four modern supercars, the F40 is undoubtedly the one that most looks the part, as well as the one which was built in the largest quantity (about as many as of the other three combined), and the only one that was really raced actively. I feel a bit of kinship because it was roughly a contemporary of my 328 and used a lot of the same gauges and switchgear. Like the 328, it can trace its ancestry back to the 308 (via the GTO and GTO Evoluzione), and it's the only one I've ever gotten a ride in (though admittedly in a parade lap situation at Barber). Amazingly, its air conditioner worked better than the one in my 328!

We got a "technical tour" of both supercars from an FoA technician, and they attempted to fire both of them up, but the F40 was recalcitrant and wouldn't light. (Someone said that it sounds like a California.) I love the "mousehair" on the dash; I wish they made some for the 328!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:25 PM
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Oh... this is funny, and Happened before most people got there. I wish more had seen this. Even I just heard about it. Suzanne, my sister, was going to put her jacket out in her car, and I said "Just put it in my car you will see some buttons on the dash and push it."

You may see the problem, two cars of about the same color, I hear later that Suzanne got into the 360 instead of the 550. The 360 belongs to Andy, and he said "I was wondering what this woman was doing in my car." And, Suzanne said " I got in the car and didn't see any sort of button the dash to open the trunk." Then it hit, it was not MY Car she was inside of, sitting in, looking around for a button to "pop" the trunk.

They were , at the time, the only two Cars out there. I just wish I would have seen it. Andy saw it ,and Suzanne experienced it. Dang.............. one in a lifetime...... and I miss it.
Nice to see everyone today, thanks FOA. I was standing talking to Kevin and saw some woman opening my car door. As I went outside to see why she was in my car I realized that she probably mistook my car for Patek's. I joked with her about it when she came in, no harm done and it was pretty funny.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:25 PM
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Ironically, the Enzo was apparently coded F140 internally before release, so if that was the case, we had the F40 and F140 side by side. (The new supercar is coded F150, but we know that Ford will not let them use that in public!) As was pointed out, its V-12 engine was the basis for those in all the recent and current V-12 production cars, and its interior somewhat resembles its production contemporaries aside from the increased use of carbon fiber. I've never ridden in an Enzo, but I did get to sit in the passenger seat of one once.

The window sticker still on the car is remarkable for its total price; I've never heard of an Enzo changing hands for anything near $652k; I think the lowest that I can remember was about $995k. The EPA fuel numbers, BTW, are 8 city and 12 highway, but as they say, if you can afford the car.....
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:27 PM
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Oh, there were a few other cars in the showroom and service area.....
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:48 PM
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Thanks FMOA for hosting a great event!. Thoroughly enjoyed it...great format.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:57 AM
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Thanks for a great event! Miranda and I had to leave a little early, but it was nice to see everyone and hang out in such a great place. Happy Birthday Enzo!
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:53 PM
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Thumbs up Rebuttle by Patek's sister

Indeed the day of the Enzo birthday party at Ferrari of Atlanta, I did accidentally climb into Andy's car, as it is almost exactly the same color and it is a very rare color!! So I jumped in thinking I had arrived at the right Ferrari until I looked across the dashboard and saw 360!!! Then out of the corner of my eye I saw Andy coming my way. OHHHH how embarrassing to sit down in someone else's Ferrari!!!! It's not like it was just some old run of the mill, Ford, but a beautiful and delicate Ferrari!!!!

I want to thank my "dear little brother", Patek, for busting me on Ferrari Chat about landing in the wrong car!!!! I can only say, "Pay backs are Hell!" and I am currently looking through old, and I mean OLD, family photos to see what would be "neat" to post of a young Patek!!!

to Andy, I just want to thank him for being so gracious about me sitting in his awesome car!

Lastly, to Jack with the Dino, my hair dresser wants to thank you for getting me to return to coloring my hair!!! We were talking about something that happened in 1959, and Jack says to me, "How can you remember that? You must have only been about 8 years old!!!" to which I stuttered my inflamed response : " I was only born in 1959!!"

Apparently time to color the old white hair I have at the tender age of 54!!

Heading with Patek to Amelia Island this weekend, as we will be participating in my little car, at the 50th Anniversary festivities for the 911! We should be seeing some awesome Ferraris though, too!! I am sure Patek will post some pictures next week!

Sorry it took me so long to get to this, but Ferrari Chat was not letting me respond until now!!!

Best regards to all that had a laugh at my expense about sitting in the wrong car!!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:28 AM
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As you can see they are very close in color. I guess the cold air made her eyes fog up.
Don't know at this point.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for trying to help excuse my embarrassing mistake, Patek!
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