Ferrari 250 TdF 0895gt rally London to Maranello

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  1. roma1280

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    IMG_1025.JPG IMG_1026.JPG #0895gt is getting in the train.

    (Yes I'm awake at 4am back here in New York - still on Maranello time!)
     
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    IMG_1013.JPG Cool pic from Salon Prive I forgot to post
     
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    Lessons learnt from the rally:

    - have a full set of tools and spares. At the concorso I was lending tools out left right and centre!
    - know how to do basic mechanical stuff. I was happy I knew how to change the plugs. On old cars even changing a spare is not straightforward. You need to know how to remove and replace the knockoffs, the jacking points are important etc. I'd like to learn to adjust the carbs (I know how to adjust the idle but that's about it)
    - the Bose headphones were great for reducing fatigue
    - the auction cup phone holders were great, put the phone in reach and easy to follow WAZE which worked perfectly. For the rally I had 2, one for my phone and one for the smartphone the rally organizers gave us.
    - the battery pack caeruleus11 recommended was amazing. Ten iPhone charges in one sleek package.
    - it was worth investing some time being comfortable to reduce fatigue, good sunglasses, earbuds, lumbar support etc. I really didn't get tired at all.
    - drive somewhat defensively, assume other road users are idiots, this was occasionally the case.
    - beep your horn at bystanders they will always wave!
     
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    What a trip! Thanks for letting us follow.
     
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    0895gt has just arrived back in England! Another shout out for Harvey, Derek and the other great guys at DK for arranging everything so perfectly and looking after the car. IMG_1028.JPG IMG_1029.JPG
     
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    Wow! Just WOW!
    This thread was the next best thing to being there.
    I'm sure it was sometimes laborous to take the pics and report back but it was a very generous gift to all that followed.
    I'm sad it's coming to an end. Thank you so much for sharing this extraordinary adventure with us.
    It's clear that you are the perfect custodian for such a rare and truly special automobile.
    I hope I have an opportunity to meet you and see it in person some day.
    And I'm glad the Bose Noise Canceling In-Ears worked out for you.
    - Ron Frohock
     
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    Hi Ron,
    I really appreciate your kind words, thank you!
     
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    The trailer nearly had a good plate......
     
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    Three cheers for DK Engineering and their efforts on your behalf with the TdF! The confidence that everything will be handled properly is priceless...
    You could almost say they made your Ferrari adventure possible.
     
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    Indeed!
     
  12. roma1280

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    Yes well said!
     
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    One of the most interesting topics in Fchat recently. Thank you for sharing the adventure!
     
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    0895GT featured in this weeks velocetoday.

    "If you happen to have the official 2017 Ferrari calendar hanging on your wall then you will already be familiar with this 1958 Ferrari 250 Tdf, chassis 0895GT. It was the first single louvre-covered headlight car built in 1958."

    http://www.velocetoday.com/salon-prive-2017/

    Ferrari-250-tdf-rear-parade.jpg
     
  16. roma1280

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    Cool! Thank you for posting.
     
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    +1 Thank You
     
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    A pleasure.
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing such an outstanding adventure, in such a detailed way for all of us.
    Many Thanks, RF.
     
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    Scenery looks good. :)

    (Edit: Video's not mine, saw it posted elsewhere.)

     
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    Yes! Thanks for posting. The mountain parts of the drive were spectacular.
     
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    ... The hills are alive ... with the sound of Ferrari ...
     
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    Mark did you get to keep the two kinds of decals on the nose and the door of your Ferrari that were used for the events you entered ?
     
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    Yes they are still on the car actually, I didn't bother to even take them off for the concorso as they did the judging right when I arrived on Saturday.
     
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    Those decals would make an interesting conversation piece whereever you keep them!
     
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    Thanks for the armchair travel you have allowed us to do Mark. #0895GT is a gorgeous car and so good to see you actually using her
     
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    It has been my pleasure! Thank you all for the supportive comments.
     
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    The car was delivered to Heathrow this morning, it is in the right area for being loaded onto the pallet. I'm awaiting photos. It is currently booked on a flight Monday lunchtime to New York JFK airport.

    I received an exciting phone call yesterday from Ferrari who asked me if #0895gt could be exhibited in the Sotheby's building during the weekend of the New York 70th anniversary celebrations. I of course said yes and asked if they would like me to leave the stickers on because I thought it would be quite fun to show that the car did both the rally and the concorso. They're going to get back to me on that.
     
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    One more from Instagram:
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    Gr. Martin
     
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    yes lovely 3 louvre car that was parked close to mine.
     
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    My bad!

    Gr. Martin
     
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    I bet he's sporting a Brent Black fedora too.....:)

    Impossible to tell without seeing the gold B's on the other side of the ribbon.
     
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    IMG_0146.JPG Waiting for pictures of the car at Heathrow. I'm really looking forward to having the car back.

    This is my favorite picture of the car from the trip. Credit @TFJJ
     
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    I saw the car in England at the car show--before I went to Goodwood.

    Wonderful car!!

    Ken Goldman
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Fantastic Mark!!! I was heartbroken I could not be there with everyone. I am glad you had such a good time and look forward to seeing you and everyone at the 70th here in NYC!!
     
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    Sounds great thank you!
     
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    IMG_0602.jpg IMG_0601.jpg IMG_0600.jpg IMG_0599.jpg Here is the car at Heathrow prior to going on the pallet. The car is currently in the air ... nerve wracking ...
     
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    Mark, make sure they know do not remove the stickers! And also see if the organizers have any spare ones they might give you- you can frame them to relive the memories. What a gorgeous car!
     
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    I'd be a wreck :D
     
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    Thank you! No extra stickers unfortunately but either before or after the NY event I will remove them carefully and attach them to something so I keep them for the file.
     
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    I am a nervous wreck! At least I heard the plane landed and the car is at JFK. Hopefully it will be cleared tomorrow and Wide World can collect.
     
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    I can't even imagine what the "FedEx International Overnight" cost is for flying a car ;)

    I imagine you may not want to tell us? :D
     
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    Mark - I thought you had a thread on the restoration of this car? I just did a search and could not find it - am I just missing it?

    Thanks.
     
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    I'm happy to tell you, I already answered the question of what it cost on the way out (about $13k iirc) and I don't know the price of the Virgin flight back but should be more like $6-7k. Happy to share exact cost when I get it.
     
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    No I didn't do a thread on the resto of this car, which was finished mid 2015
     
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    Thanks, Mark. That's actually much less than I thought it would be.
     
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    If you have the time, that would be an EPIC thread ;)
     
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    What a great thread!
    Thanks for posting, it's so nice to see a car of that caliber being used.
     
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    Waiting to hear that the car has cleared. Can't wait to pick it up!
     

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