Forest Grove

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  1. donv

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    Anyone else going to be there this year?

    I'll actually have the 365GT there this year, silver and all!

    I'm doing the tour as well.
     
  2. Italia 227

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    I'll be there, in Class Q (Sports Cars & Tourers $2000 to $6000, thru 1963).
     
  3. 330gt

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    I'll have my 330 GT there too. Not judged as it was a winner last year.

    I'm also going to the Ron Tonkin thing on Saturday in downtown Portland.
     
  4. donv

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    Kerry, your car and mine should make a nice photo op!
     
  5. windsock

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    When is the event? Just moved here and would love to attend.
     
  6. donv

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    #7 2000 456M, Jun 24, 2016
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    I'm planning on going as usual. We did the tour last year and it was a lot of fun.
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  9. 2000 456M

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    Not going after all. Just learned that's parents and students orientation weekend for the Honors College at U of O. Oh, the sacrifices we make. :eek:
     
  10. Portenos

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    #9 Portenos, Jun 25, 2016
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    I have entered the Vignale Spyder in the show and will also participate in the Tour on Sat.
    We will be leaving on Friday mid morning from Mercer Island, staying in Forest Grove at Best Western.
    Anyone else leaving on Friday? If so PM me.
    Ciao,
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  11. donv

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    I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful car!
     
  12. Italia 227

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    PM sent.
     
  13. 2000 456M

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    Just WOW. Sorry I'll miss the event and seeing her.
     
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  15. donv

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    I saw on Facebook that there's going to be a 250 California spyder there this year as well. Good thing I decided not to be judged!
     
  16. donv

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    This weekend-- say hello if you see me sitting next to my silver 365GT.
     
  17. rynoshark

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    I should be there as well, Mercedes class.
     
  18. Mr. V

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    Only a handful of Ferraris?
     
  19. Portenos

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    #17 Portenos, Jul 19, 2016
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    The drive down and back to Forrest Grove went off with no hits, no runs, and no errors.
    We put 797 KLM (495 Miles) on the odometer. The 55 year old car performed perfectly, got 19 MPG.

    Janet and I netted a First in Class and the Farthest Traveled. Not bad for the first time out for the car. Fred R was there with Jon Shirley's stunningly beautiful Alloy Calif Spyder and we had a chance for a photo shoot of the two cars together.
    It was a terrific Concours which included a road tour on Sat and a gala dinner Sat night.
    The collection of cars on exhibit covered a broad range and included Classics, Porsches both street and racing, Italian, Customs, Hot Rods and just about everything else in-between.
    Keith Martin and his side kick Donald Osborne were the perfect announcers and Concours Chairman Allen Stephens Jr. deserves a big shout out for a job well done.
    Ciao,
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  20. Portenos

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    #18 Portenos, Jul 19, 2016
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    During the road tour organized by the folks at Forrest Grove there was a well known Calif Spyder also on the Tour.
    I could not pass up the opportunity to photograph the Vignale Spyder next to a Calif Spyder and here are the results.
    Surprisingly the two cars have some similar design cues, including the fender line from the rear of the door to the tail lights. The Calif Spyder designed by Pininfarina has a much longer hood line providing ample room to accommodate that glorious V12 and large side vents giving the car a very aggressive look. Also the lack of vent windows and the longer doors really adds to the sporting character of the car.
    On the other hand the short wheel base of the Giovanni Michelottii designed Vignale looks more nimble and ready for a cruise along the seashore and less meant for a high speed run down the Autostrada to Roma.
    To be critical the rear treatment of the Calif Spy looks a little cluttered compared to the Michelotti design - did I really say that -
    Oddly enough they both use the same reflectors.

    The covered headlights kinda detract from the front where the Maserati appears to have aged better with that full front end oval grill that shouts mid 50's Italian sports car.
    Both run on Borrani wire wheels with 3 ear knock offs.
    Finally the Maserati has a very calm less fussy twin plug, 3 Weber, twin cam six with plenty of low end torque coupled to a ZF 5 speed where the Ferrari has that heart pounding magnificent V12. And to think they were built less than 10 miles for one another.
    The Calif Spyder built in 50 pieces for the LWB and 55 SWB. Maserati built 240 Vignale Spyders beginning in Aug 1959.
    The above are just my observations and are not meant to say one is better than the other.
    I am sure you will draw your own conclusions.
    Ciao,
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  21. Jdubbya

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    Beautiful kissing cousins Frank!!
     
  22. Portenos

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    #20 Portenos, Jul 19, 2016
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    I forgot to include the most important photo. :)
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  23. donv

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    About the same as last year. My 365, two 330s, the Cal Spyder, and a very nice 246GTS.

    Actually a better vintage turnout than last year, when I think the only older Ferrari was Kerry's 330.

     
  24. Mr. V

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    I enjoyed Forest Grove, Ferraris or no Ferraris.

    Perfect weather, nice crowd, great MC's, and of course lots of really cool cars.

    Who could ask for more?
     
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    #23 2000 456M, Apr 12, 2017
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    The tour is on Saturday, July 15 and the Concours itself is on Sunday July 16 this year. Always enjoyed it. Here are pics from the 2015 tour reception and concours (that's Don V's 365GT2+2 in the background).
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  26. donv

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    I'll be at the tour tomorrow, and the Concours on Sunday with my silver 365. Stop by and say hello!
     
  27. 2000 456M

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    Can't make it this year unfortunately. Have a great time.
     
  28. dc348

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    Oh shame. I was there this morning and totally missed your car.
     
  29. donv

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    I was there. Not much in the way of Ferraris this year-- just my 365 and a beautiful black 308. There was a Testarossa and a 488 in a different section ("Modern Supercars.")

    We did get to share our space with an awesome 1924 Bentley, though!
     
  30. Mr. V

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    Good show.

    Surprising how many beautiful classic cars there are in the Pac NW.
     

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