Ferrari and Exotic Spotters

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  1. TRScotty

    TRScotty Formula 3
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    Ok, Not exactly DFW, but close enough.

    Was passed by NEW F430 Titanium/Tan & Maserati QP Silver/Black on Loop 323 @ about 3:00pm

    Later saw White/Blue Stripe Ford GT on same stretch!!

    The cars were out in hickville today, LOL!!!
     
  2. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Its good to see someone else from Tyler keeping track of the cars around here. In the past month I have seen 3 360 Modenas(red, silver and yellow) and I also saw the new F430 on 12-12-06. I have seen the Maserati as well. Have also seen a couple of Lotus Elise and many Porsche TT. It is good to see the F-cars here in Tyler. There used to be a Testarossa at the Spine and joint hospital from time to time. I have not seen it in a while though.
     
  3. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Dr. Kevin Pauza owns the Testarossa. I have seen Jack king in a black Aston Martin and I was told by his sales manager at Crown he also has a Ferrari of some sort.
     
  4. TRScotty

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    Saw a red '89 Countach in front of Bill Day Tire this afternoon. The owner was chatting with Dave as I drove by.

    I recognized King in the F430, just didn't want to spill the fact he had the Aston, too, but since you did :)

    Dr. Pauza is a nice guy as well, met at a car show where he told me about Bo Jackson.

    They are really out here lately!!
     
  5. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Just saw the F430 in Jack Kings driveway. No aston in sight. Maybe he traded it. Did you know that Red Little(old insurance guy) drives around in a Maybach 57? I will keep my eyes open.
     
  6. TRScotty

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    Yeah, I've seen the Maybach, I think he's got to be around 90!!!!
    Used to drive around in an old RR sedan.

    Colleague of mine lives 2 blocks from King, they reported the fcar lately as well. So much for that "forced sale to Peltier" on the Chevy side being a financial loss.

    I see he's living well.

    Good for him and anyone else that has the cahones to drive a Ferrari in Tyler.

    I have seen, on occasion, a red Testarossa in a garage north of I20 on 271N.

    Don't know the owner, only that every time I drive by, that car is visible from the highway.

    I love the TRs, hence my forum name. I search them out,
    wherever they may lurk.
     
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  8. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    You DFW guys will have to excuse us here in Tyler. We don't see great cars like you on a daily basis. Red Maserati Grandsport on 323 today. I talked to one of the local ob/gyn docs today who owns three Porsches(Carrera 4s, 911 TT, Boxster S) and he said no F-cars in his future.
     
  9. TRScotty

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    Yesterday I saw the silver Maserati Q-port at Sams.

    But TODAY I saw a NEW Red/Tan/Shields & Red Calipers F430 spider at B of A @ Broadway & Old Grande!!!!

    It totally blows the coupe away in the metal. I wouldn't toss either out of the garage, mind you, but that spider was HOTT!!!!!
     
  10. TRScotty

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    Brand new (dealer-tagged) Aston Vantage in Tyler on S. Broadway yesterday evening.

    Tried to get a better look -got a snarl from the female in the passenger seat.
     
  11. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    I know we are starved in Tyler for exotics so I have to post this even if it is not a Ferrari. Late model Aston Martin Vantage in the medical district.
     
  12. TRScotty

    TRScotty Formula 3
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    Ok, Greg, lately in Tyler, I've seen Dr. Pauza in his ex-Bo Jackson TR, 2 new Maser Q-ports (Red & White), a Yellow Lambo G, and the Gulf liveried Ford GT.

    Tyler isn't quite so scarce for exotics any more, not to mention the 430 spider at B of A most every week.

    Have fun and keep your eyes peeled, you might even see me!!
     
  13. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    You have seen alot more than I have. By the way, what is the B of A?
     
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  15. sc67vette

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    What is B of A? Bank of America. That's my guess.
     
  16. lizard1

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    My friend moved to Tyler last yr and one of his partners lent him that Gulf GT for the week
     
  17. TRScotty

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    Today around 2:15pm, saw a Red on Tan w/Black top 360 on South Broadway heading South from the courthouse.

    I rolled the window down to listen as I pulled up behind, my wife rolled her eyes until she heard that beautiful V8 song, then she understood!!

    I asked if I could get one and she said YES!!!!

    Now to convince the accountant :(
     
  18. TRScotty

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    Saw a beautiful white w/ blue stripe Ford GT this morning on the Loop in front of Chili's

    My wife reported a red TR on S. Broadway over the weekend, I guess the good Dr. was out stretching its legs. :)
     
  19. TRScotty

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    Are you sure??

    This car was in Tyler, about 100 miles east of DFW.

    I know that the owner/GM of the Ford dealer here has a GT. I just don't know the specs.

    The Gulf liveried GT (shown @ crisis center car show) is apparantly owned by a MD in Shreveport, LA, but I've seen it (or one just like it) pulling out of the Cascades development in recent months.

    Curious seeing a 360 spider, 430 spider, Doc Pauza's TR and King's 430 coupe in the same week - I am beginning to think the Ferraris are here to stay!!!

    Can't wait to have one of my own to be spotted on this board :)
     
  20. 512dreamer

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    I am quite sure. The ad was in the Dallas paper. Can't be very many white/blue GT's rolling around the Tyler area.
     
  21. TRScotty

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    Very true!!!

    I guess his daughter must have "settled" for a lesser school. :)
     
  22. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    On Sunday morning in Grapevine, I saw a black Gallardo with black wheels and wing. He was in a hurry and it sounded great. Also in Tyler on Saturday a silver Maybach. Still have not seen the 430 at the B of A.
     
  23. TRScotty

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    That's good 'ol Red Little of Combined Underwriters Insurance.

    I've not seen the 430 spider lately, either.
     
  24. 505T

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    I just saw the same black on black Gallardo (with yellow calipers)...heading west on 114...looks sweet.
     
  25. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Black Lotus Turbo Esprit on the loop in Tyler. 2001 or 2002 I believe. Pretty affordable to buy new. I wonder what the upkeep is like.
     
  26. TRScotty

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    I've experienced this as well lately, but in TYLER!!!
     
  27. 512dreamer

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    Who are these people in East Texas? Only time I've seen anything out there was in Palestine a few years back, had a 360 Modena and a Diablo pass through. Must be some good money out there now.
     
  28. TRScotty

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    Yes,

    There seems to have been quite an influx of new $$$ into the Tyler/East Texas economy in the recent years, or people are finally willing to "show-off" a little more. There are more than enough million+ dollar houses here in Tyler, so it only figures some of these people are into cars, too.

    I remember my first experience with a Ferrari in Tyler, about 16 years ago, when I was blown away by a black 308 around the rose garden-what a sight that was!!

    Looked like hell and sounded like heaven.
     
  29. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    The averabe income in Tyler has got to be astronomical, except mine. It is hard to believe the million dollar homes in a town of 100,000, not to mention all the six figure cars. We just need to see more of the Italian Exotics.
     
  30. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Grey Aston Martin DB9 and a green Bentley convertible (not a continental, but some sort of two door sedan)in Tyler on Sunday.
     
  31. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Not Ferraris but I saw a white with blue stripes GT40, red with white stripes 1966 Ford Cobra, probably a replica, and a new black with red stripes Shelby Cobra all on Saturday in Tyler. Good day for the American F-car.
     
  32. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    Silver with black top F430 in Tyler this afternoon.
     
  33. TRScotty

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    Today (around noon) my wife and I (in separate cars) saw a red and I mean RED late model Maserati Gransport coupe on Old Bullard & Rice Rd. He was behind me and later beside my wife in her QX56 when she called to tell me about it.
    I'm impressed with how corrupted I have been able to get her into cars.

    I think she wants an AM V8 Conv. for Christmas now

    Kinda ruins the whole "I get a Ferrari first" thing :(
     
  34. TRScotty

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    Well I had the opportunity to meet the lady who is often seen driving in the silver QP yesterday at my friend's watch shop. Very nice and the car was pretty cool up-close as well.

    I also spotted a titanium colored late model (fixed lights) honda-rari (NSX) on the loop near Classic MBZ.

    Don't even see many of those in these parts :)
     
  35. TRScotty

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    BUT, I did see an Aston Martin yesterday on the North Loop @ Hwy 110 N. Just caught a glimpse before turning onto 110.

    I think it was a DB9 conv., but could have been a Vantage as well.
    It was painted that all too common grey color you see so much of, well, not HERE that is, just about anywhere else you go in the world.

    No Ferraris lately, but the weather has been a little less than desireable.
     
  36. TRScotty

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    Black Continental Flying Spur today on the square in Marshall, Texas.
    Lady driver I didn't recognize (thought it might be Mrs. Ponder).
     
  37. DIGMAN52

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    That would be my guess.
     
  38. NSXLuvr

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    Wow - I didn't realize that there is/was a F430 in Tyler.

    I live in Tyler and haven't seen any Ferrari. I know of the TR but I haven't seen it on the road.
     
  39. Texas Forever

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    I'm a visiting prof @ SFA, and I know that there is at least one F430 in Nacanowhere. From time to time, I drive the Shark up there. But most times I drive my 89 MB 420 SEL. Most people think that it is an exotic car. :)

    Dale
     
  40. BigTex

    BigTex Six Time F1 World Champ
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    I stashed some 308GTBs in Point Blank, does that count????? :D :D :D
     
  41. TRScotty

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    I've seen several Ferraris in Nacogdoches over the years. I have had a few projects in the area that kept me there for a few months at a time. I've seen a yellow 360 spider, a red 550, and even a red Anniversary Countach.

    When you say "the Shark" what are you referring to? Corvette?

    btw, good to see a prof without a leftist agenda at SFA...but I guess you did say "visiting" :)
     
  42. TRScotty

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    There are probably more than any one of us knows about. There are some real car-crazy people in Tyler, but for some reason they usually go for some of the less "exotic" yet very expensive machinery.

    Remember, a brand-new turbo p-car is exotic for Tyler. Saw one today @ BillDay Tire as a matter of fact, black on black and very serious looking.

    I have also seen a very slick looking newer model silver Viper at the used-car lot on the Loop across from Honda. It has a set of what appear to be HREs that REALLY work on that car!

    Thanks go to Tillman for setting up our little ET section, too. :)
     
  43. Texas Forever

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    There is, and shall always be, only one Shark. A Maranello.

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  44. TRScotty

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    Is it the red one that I have seen in Nac. in the past??

    My deepest appologies for not knowing of "the Shark".
     
  45. Texas Forever

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    Yep!

    Dale
     
  46. TRScotty

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    Went to Nac yesterday to track down a Lessor, and on the way through Jacksonville I saw a British Racing Green Bentley Arnage for sale in front of my friend Kenny's tire shop! There aren't many Bentleys in the Tyler area yet, so spotting one in the wild is still somewhat rare. It was a beautiful day yesterday, too bad I didn't see any Ferrari.

    I don't really think they will have too much luck in a town of less than 25k people where ~30% are illegals (plant farms use scores of "undocumented workers" -if you know the area, you know I'm right on this one).
     
  47. Texas Forever

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    I may drive up the Shark next Tuesday and Wednesday. This will increase my motivation to grade finals and git the heck outta Dodge!

    Dale
     
  48. TRScotty

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    Saw a really nice late 90's Esprit this evening at Old Jacksonville and the Loop. Looked like it could have been one of the last 4 cyl. or one of the first V8 cars due to the rectangular taillights and the rear deck (no big wing).

    Nice car, I believe I've seen it before, just not that close yet.
     
  49. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    I have seen a black Esprit recently in Tyler. Probably a mid 90's model. Looks new.
     
  50. TRScotty

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    Saw a beautiful 430 Spider at Bank of America today, when who walks out and opens her up but Jack King, Jr. himself!!

    I asked him if had just tired of his 2 month old coupe and went top-down motoring, he grinned and said "YOUUUUU BET'CHA".

    It had CC brakes, Challenge wheels and red airboxes. Looked like an exact replication of his coupe, just in Spider form.

    Guess he's selling alot of Kias these days.

    "To eat with the classes, sell to the masses" -unknown to me
     
  51. FTuner

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    First of all thank god I have found an east texas area on the exotic cars sites lol. I have been trying to hunt down the silver 360 spyder here in town. I spotted it last friday. I also saw a grey vantage(i know i butcher the color names but im not sure the exact code). Um lately I have seen a lot of P-cars out here. A silver,red and blk TT I believe, all lowered and the looks of HRE wheels in the Green Acres area. I have seen the white GT rolling around. Also a handful of viper owners(really cool guys btw). The red TR, for awhile it was parked up at Mitch's Car Audio. And then about 2-3 Masserati's. Oh and about 3 C6 Z06's

    If it was a red one with mesh rims, thats a fellow 6speeder, he also owns a blue 07 or 08 GT3 that is purely amazing. Im gunna have to keep a look out for Jack King rolling around lol, Oh and if you wanna see some cars i suggest head out to Cascades, thats where ive been told they are coming out of lately.
     
  52. TRScotty

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    The guy with the white GT lives there and is the managing partner of the Ford dealer. A fellow f-chatter looked to buy that car recently, so I don't know if it's still here or not.

    Oh yeah, welcome to the site.
     

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