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Old 08-26-2013, 07:53 AM
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Road and Track Comparison and Track Test

Home again and getting ready for Road and Track Photo Shoot and Track Test.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:46 PM
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Home again and getting ready for Road and Track Photo Shoot and Track Test.
Awesome, cannot wait to read the article.

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Old 08-26-2013, 01:15 PM
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Can't wait Jim, this is going to be great!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:29 PM
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Awesome, cannot wait to read the article.

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Any word on which month's edition the article will be published?
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:17 PM
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Jim was very nice to have me over to watch the Road & Track guys do their work today. I took a bunch of pictures, but I will come back here and do a detailed post after the shenanigans at the track tomorrow. Can't wait.

(If you're on instagram you can have a look at some of my pics, just look up @merscarneiro)
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Jim was very nice to have me over to watch the Road & Track guys do their work today. I took a bunch of pictures, but I will come back here and do a detailed post after the shenanigans at the track tomorrow. Can't wait.

(If you're on instagram you can have a look at some of my pics, just look up @merscarneiro)
Just followed you, great pics!!
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:56 PM
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this is old school r&t...reminds me of the track test between the 930 turbo, 934 rsr and 935 turbo back in the good ole r7t days.

this will be great fun jim!!

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:57 PM
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I assume monticello?
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:28 PM
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I can see the cover now!

Nice one Jim... good luck with it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:56 PM
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This will be their best selling issue of all time.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:45 PM
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Put some more pics up on Instagram today. I'll eventually upload and separate all the nicer pics and post a huge thing on here.

Just wanted to thank Jim, Gene and Sal once again, as well as all the R&T guys. This was a truly unforgettable experience.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:32 PM
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Wonderful and emotional Day.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:35 PM
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Sam Posey getting some P4/5cm seat time! Epic!

That has to feel so right watching a guy like Sam lapping your creation.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:36 PM
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It does tighten the skin...
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:03 PM
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Here is an album with my photos (which are much worse than Gene's).

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:51 PM
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I like this one the best:
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:38 PM
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Excellent! Nice pictures!
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OK, so now that I am back home in Brazil, after a great and much needed holiday week in NYC, I feel like I should write a better account of what went on last week.

Everything started right here on F-Chat, when Jim posted about the test and I noticed that very coincidentally (and fortunately) I would be in the NYC area when it was slated to happen. Now, while I would usually refrain from asking about this sort of thing, I thought the opportunity was too good to pass up, and knowing how much Jim enjoys sharing the cars with people I thought to myself: "Why not?". So I asked, and he replied to my PM very encouragingly. The whole thing was being organized, but it would probably happen around 8/28, and if I were around something could probably be worked out, so I should contact him closer to the event. I was so happy with this answer, that I told no one here at home about it because I was afraid I would jinx it or something like that.

So I waited, patiently.

About 3 weeks later, sitting inside the plane, I sent Jim an e-mail - was this happening? Could I come? I got my answer on Friday morning: Road & Track were taking pics at the shop on Monday, and I was welcome to come if I'd like. The track test was on Tuesday, weather permitting, and I was invited to that too. I spoke to Jim on the phone and we worked everything out. As you can imagine, my weekend was spent in anticipation. In fact, I had a bit of a panic on Sunday when my phone suddenly stopped working properly causing me to have to restore it from an old backup and lose a few months' worth of pictures and messages and all that. Crap! But I got it working and what better way to go back to taking pictures with it than this, right?

On Monday morning I took a train up to where the shop is located. When I got to the address, Jim opened the door for me and welcomed me into what is, basically, a good earthly representation of what it must be like to be in paradise. As soon as I saw that row of cars that we here on F-Chat know so well from all the pictures, it hit me like a punch in the face. I was actually SEEING Jim G's collection, in the flesh. Honestly, for the first few minutes I didn't know what to look at, I must have looked like a complete and utter fool. I'm sure I sounded like one. Jim was very nice to me, and I bet he realized I was a little starstruck because I must've been babbling a little bit in my effort to find the adequate words to describe how appreciative I was for the opportunity he had provided me with. P 4/5 and P4/5 C were both in spotlit positions, as the R&T guys were already there and had already started their shoot. Once I got over the initial awe, and started to acclimatize myself with the incredible surroundings (as much as one can, I suppose), I was introduced to Gene Sanchez Leeds, who is Veronica Glickenhaus' husband, and who is responsible for the P4/5 C website, and all these amazing pictures Jim posts all the time. Gene is a really really nice guy, who was very very hospitable. He and Veronica have just gotten married - another great addition to the Glickenhaus family, for sure.

So, as I left Jim & Gene to their own devices, helping out the Road & Track guys with their important work, I met Alex Nunez, the features editor for R&T.com, and Dave Speranza, the magazine's chief Art Director, and the man responsible for the new look which I love. There were a few photographers there (whose names escape now, and I'm sorry about that) as well as a friend of Jim's called Ed, who is a retired mechanic, teaches mechanics to high-school kids, and is the father of Veronica's good friend Alex.

And speaking of mechanics, it was about then that I first spoke to one of the coolest guys I've ever had the pleasure to meet, and a real living legend - Sal Barone.

Sal was in the workshop when I arrived, splitting his time between working on the gearboxes of 0846 and 0854, helping Jim and the R&T guys position the cars for pictures, and patiently (and many times hilariously) answering questions being fielded by Ed & I about all the cars inside the shop. Sal even went out to get us some Pizza for lunch, at one point! The man knows every nut and bolt in the cars in that shop, and he can answer pretty much any question you throw at him about them, in a very Italian accented English. He's also a very funny guy. Jim is lucky to have him working on the cars, for sure.

So the day went by pretty quickly, as the R&T guys took pictures of P4/5 and P4/5C, and the rest of us guests kept taking our own pics and basically drooling over all of the wonderful machines inside that garage. I was particularly taken by J6, a car I knew I would love but which takes a completely different proportion once you stand near it. Another car which completely stole my heart was the 159S #002. What a masterpiece of design that little car is. Every single detail on it, everything, was of the highest quality. It completely floored me. Sal talked to me about the restoration process and was very proud to say that that car was, as he put it, 99% original. He left the 1% out because he wanted to be modest. Also because the car has modern lap belts.

Of course, I can't leave out my impressions of P4/5 and P4/5 C, after seeing them in the flesh. Personally, P 4/5 is my favorite of the two, just because to me it is the essence of what a modern Ferrari should be. It is knee-weakingly good looking, from any angle, and the contrast between the black "canopy" and the red bodywork, to me, tops off what is a museum-worthy design. The car is a spectacular sight, wide, but not too wide, with a meanacing pose. Gorgeous. P 4/5 C on the other hand, is all business. It's incredible to see them both side by side, because you can tell all the work that was done over the PF design to make P 4/5 C into a competitive race car. You need to have acrobat skills to crawl into that cockpit, for instance. Everything on that car's design is completely functional, yet it looks absolutely gorgeous. Also, you'd be surprised how similar they are to each other in size.

Jim showed us around the shop, and was an incredibly nice host, answering all types of questions, and talking very openly about the cars and everything else. If I already thought that was the case from reading his posts here, now I know he is a honest, no bull**** guy, who has a real love for his cars, and for automotive culture and history in general. My kind of guy. We are very lucky to have him as a member here on F-Chat. He asked me if I wanted to go to Monticello with them on the next day, to watch the cars being raced, and after spending the day next to them as static pieces of art, how could I not want to see them driven in anger?

"See you at 7:30 AM tomorrow, then."
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