Ferrari 250 TdF 0895gt rally London to Maranello

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    IMG_0577.JPG Principe di Savoia hotel in Milan, very fancy!
     
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    IMG_0580.jpg Just checked the forecast for Maranello Sunday and it looks like a lot of rain. On the plus side I wasn't planning to wash my car anyway and now it doesn't matter!
     
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    Mark a big THANK YOU for sharing so many wonderful images from your trip to Maranello!
    The mountain roads are spectacular...
     
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    IMG_0588.JPG IMG_0587.JPG IMG_0586.JPG IMG_0585.JPG Dinner looks cool!
     
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    IMG_0594.JPG Food is good
     
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    The dinner was cool but slow. 1,000 people in a warehouse. I bailed at 11.15pm as the main courses still hadn't been served. Although there is a whole program tomorrow (with a lot of waiting around) that involves going to Parma then waiting for hours then doing the convoy, I am getting the urge to just get up on the morning and drive to Maranello. I think I'm going to do that.
     
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    Parked in the ladies' spot?
    Your not alone in doing so, have seen quite a few cars that were in the rally in Maranello.

    Gr. Martin
     
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    IMG_0602.JPG IMG_0604.JPG IMG_0609.JPG IMG_0611.JPG IMG_0614.JPG IMG_0616.JPG Cars were fine overnight. I can just imagine the call with the insurance company .. "yes I parked on the street in Milan overnight but they told me it would be ok ..."

    The drive out of Milan was fun with everyone waving.
     

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    IMG_0620.JPG IMG_0621.JPG IMG_0622.JPG Arrived at the hotel in Modena. Drive was fun and fast with lots of thumbs up along the way.
     
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    This thread is amazing .... thank you for sharing

    Talk about the experience of a lifetime ...

    Thank you

    MDS
     
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    IMG_0626.JPG IMG_0627.JPG IMG_0628.JPG IMG_0629.JPG IMG_0630.JPG IMG_0634.JPG IMG_0636.JPG IMG_0637.JPG Even without papers I talked my way in to the concorso lunch at the military academy and parked right in the main square of Modena to lots of smiles and applause!
     
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    Amazing lunch. I arrived late so sat a a table with a bunch of old Italian guys, incredible stories and many of them own amazing cars with great racing victories. The cherry on the cake was sitting next to a guy that worked for Scaglietti for 40 years. He started in 1954 and said he would have worked on the TdF when it was being built!
     
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    Amazing. Mark - admire you for driving a very expensive, fully restored car like this. Not to mention parking next to other cars. I'd be a nervous wreck :)
     
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    IMG_0645.JPG IMG_0652.JPG IMG_0660.JPG IMG_0667.JPG IMG_0677.JPG IMG_0680.JPG IMG_0685.JPG Had a police escort from Modena to Fiorano! And drive through the factory and out of the gates, just like the car did 59 and a half years ago!
     
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    IMG_0725.JPG Waiting on Fiorano to head to concorso area
     
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    IMG_0728.JPG IMG_0729.JPG IMG_0730.JPG Arrived in position on the track. There is some decent hardware around!!
     
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    I'm not seeing any other dirty cars with rally stickers on!!
     
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    Hold your head up high amongst the Q-Tippers. You did something great that more of them should have done, including that black beauty next to you.

    :)
     
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    IMG_0742.JPG The car has done 1,929 km in the last 3 days, I would say the engine Bay looks pretty tidy!
     
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    IMG_0747.JPG Portofino is stunning
     
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    IMG_0761.JPG Holy GTO
     
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    Marcel will need a secretary to keep track of all those serial numbers floating around there.
    He is probably on a first name basis with most of those owners!
     
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    IMG_0763.JPG IMG_0765.JPG Holy cal spider
     
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    IMG_0751.JPG Holy F40!
     
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    Yes probably true! I already had the pleasure of saying hello to Marcel.
     
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    IMG_0770.JPG Judging in 15 minutes, getting my er.. tools out
     
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    Judging done, all good except the fog lights that worked when I left London decided not to work. The judges were kind enough to give me 10 minutes to fix.

    I found the right fuse, but as soon as I changed it it sparked again. So opened the lights and there was a loose wire in the front driver side fog light, tightened that, new fuse and it worked!

    Off to have a drink now!!
     
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    Truly amazing thread, thanks for sharing with us!
     
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    Truly amazing Mark! What a trip!! I wish I was there with you! (got sick )
     
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    well deserved ! :cool:
     
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    IMG_0771.JPG Auction seems to be ticking along well
     
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    La Ferrari aperta sold for €8.3 m plus sales tax plus commission!!

    That's $13.2m!!!
     
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    Ferrari obviously was not charging nearly enough when their favourite clients "on the list" were writing a cheque before!
     
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    Dear Sir,
    Big Bravo for the great trip you did with your gorgeous car, and for sharing these beautiful experiences with us.
    Just for your information: the LaFerrari Aperta (extra lot) was auctioned for charity purposes (called "Save the Children"), this special sale was announced as a "no taxes, no commission sale". So, the €8.3m go entirely to charity. Ferrari, RM Sotheby's and Italy's Ministerio dell'Economia e delle Finanze did this one for free... :D
     
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    Ok good to know thank you. Only $10m!
     
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    IMG_0781.JPG IMG_0791.JPG Pouring with rain now. I believe all the judging was done. Just covered the car. Waiting for the show to start.
     
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    IMG_0700.JPG This was the moment I drove out of the Ferrari gates on the way to Fiorano earlier today. Quite a thrill.
     
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    IMG_0819.JPG Great show so far!
     
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    Oh dear what a shame, that looks like "proper wet rain" as my grandma liked to say.
     
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    I bet it was.

    Fantastic thread and well done to you Sir for allowing yourself and your magnificent car to enjoy this thrilling journey and for letting us all come along for the ride :D
     
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    Thank you and thank you to all of you that have made supportive comments. Many people have also come up to me the last 3 days and said "are you Roma??" thanks to you too you made my day.

    The enthusiasm and positive energy on this trip has been really great.
     
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    You've done well Roma. Sadly I missed you both in Modena (left before you arrived - it was SO hot) and arrived a couple of minutes too late at the factory gates even though my hotel, the Planet is right opposite.

    Shame about the rain and thunderstorms now.

    I think Jamiroquai just finished as I can't hear drums and bass any more. Guess you still have an hour coach ride back to Parma.

    I'm off to bed - lucky me.
     
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    Thank you for posting so many pictures and comments of the activities. Clearly you are having a great time.
     
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