Hank's Valeo Mondial t in FORZA

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  1. Michael B

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    Great writeup on Hanks Mondial in recent FORZA mag. Finally a well written & accurate overview of this unique shift actuator system.

    The car looks fantastic too Hank. Bravo.
     
  2. davem

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    Congrats Hank!!
     
  3. hank sound

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    Hey Michael,

    I didn't want to say anything about the article here on FChat because I had no clue as to which issue it would be in. I just saw your post so I ran out the the mail box to see if it was there.....:(

    Our photo shoot day with Matt Stone, was pure fun.

    Maybe tomorrow:)

    Cheers, Hank
     
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    It was neat actually seeing Rachel in print. I've been reading about her on Fchat for a long time. Great looking car Hank!
     
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    Hey Fantastic, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy ! Congratulations Hank! I can't wait to see it.
     
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    Nice, congratulations!
     
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    Congrats Hank!
    Well deserved for Rachel!

    Who'd a thought 5 years ago we'd had our Mondials in a magazine?
     
  9. soucorp

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    Congrats Hank, I do remember you mentioned a photo shoot in Forza back in January!
    Gotta rush out to get my copy now.

    All the Best!

    -Mike
     
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    Congrats Hank! Please someone, post the article.
     
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    OUTSTANDING HANK!

    You are THE MAN. But please tell me you really didn't acknowledge "that the Valeo setup isn't perfect".

    George
     
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    This makes several published Mondial reports recently. I hope our cars aren't getting discovered. If mine goes up in value too much I won't be able to justify holding on to it.

    Congrats on the story.
     
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    #12 mulo rampante, Apr 26, 2012
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    Well done Hank, your posts regarding the shift times on the order of 100 milliseconds really helped me to appreciate what the Valeo trans. was all about. It's nice seeing your car get this well-deserved press.

    I'm looking for the next spike on google trends. [ Wonder what that spike was at the end of last year? Maybe Mike campaigning a new data mining tool :) ]
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    Congrats Hank, We'll have to get a copy!

    Dave, Tee, and Giulietta.
     
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    #14 soucorp, Apr 26, 2012
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    Taking a sample from just eBay, it does appear that Mondial prices are much higher now than in December when I was browsing inventory. Whether it was winter vs spring/summer prices, maybe, but lets all agree that good article write-ups on Mondials just bring more light to a great car that is soon becoming a collectable classic!
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    Awesome another star!
     
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    I knew that was a sweet looking car...
     
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    Hank, that is fantastic. I am so happy for you.
    I can't wait for the issue to arrive. It's great to see Mondials get some good press.

    Lino
     
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    We no longer have Borders in our town but I think there is a B&N. Do they sell Forza, if not, who?
     
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    #19 soucorp, Apr 27, 2012
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    Ted, you can try calling them to ask but I could not find FORZA or Hemmings sport & exotic at B&N,
    but Books-a-Mil did list Hemmings sport & exotic but showed empty for Forza on a serach:
    BTW, the Forza issue 118 June says out May 1 in stores ???

    Books a Million
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    Barnes & Noble
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    I loved Rachel in the day......
     
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    #21 soucorp, Apr 27, 2012
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    Day is Good, Night is Better ! Hank, you are a very lucky Man!
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    Im standing in line with my copy at B&N. Wow, page 43 the read begins. Can't wait to get it home.

    Looks like a Great Read with lots of beautiful pictures. Way to go Hank.

    Unfortunatly they do not have the June issue of Hemmings. Sorry PV
     
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    #23 hank sound, Apr 27, 2012
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    I'll tell you - there is one picture I really wish I had. That would be one of Rachel, Rod and the kids, and my Rachel, back when they owned her. That would be too cool.

    Rats - - still no FORZA in todays mail :( - - maybe tomorrow.......

    Cheers, Hank
     
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    If anyone can find that picture, mr soucorp can. He's our Jay Leno of the lost archives. Come on Mike, dig that baby out.
     
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    #25 soucorp, Apr 27, 2012
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence but I'm not that good, lol ! :)
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    #26 soucorp, Apr 27, 2012
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    Why its nice to be Rod !
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    Aaaaaa show Us the beginning of the article......pleeeeease
     
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    This is Great! Can't wait to read it!
    Leave it to Hank to make a famous car even more famous!

    How bout that coffee (maybe a danish, but I need to watch my figure) soon Hank? Or are you still too famous :)
     
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    Hank congratulations I just read the 4rza article. although we have a Mondial T I always wanted a valeo. who knows maybe it's on the bucket list. it is most definitely a collector car if not a pleasure to drive .

    so when you're ready just toss the keys this way :rolleyes:
     
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    Me 1st :)
     
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    #32 soucorp, Apr 29, 2012
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    Hi Ted, your JPG did not upload properly. I was able to download it and fix it.
    Here it is, nice article and photo of Rachel there HANK. I will pick up my copy today from B&N, thanks!
     

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    #33 soucorp, Apr 29, 2012
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    Picked up the June Issues with Hank's Rachel and PV Dirk's write up!

    These articles are awesome, great stuff ! In respecting copyright laws, I refrain from scanning it and posting here. However, you can PM me with your email and I can send you something!

    Cheers!
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    btw if you have not seen it, ...

    PV Dirk Road Trip America Memoirs
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    #35 hank sound, Apr 29, 2012
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    Yesterday our Southwest Chapter of FCA, held a charity car show the the Los Angeles Orthpaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School. So many of the members brought their copies of FORZA - - well, it was damn difficult to not look at the article and thereby, be my own "spoiler" :(. So I waited patiently, to check the mail after getting home - RATS!!
    :(:( Still no FORZA !!!

    Ahh, but there's always Monday :)

    Cheers, Hank
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    Hi Hank,
    does Rachel ever go topless, I don't think I have ever found a photo with her top down?

    just an observation.
     
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    pervert
     
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    #38 soucorp, Apr 30, 2012
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    LoL, indubitably !!!
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    Got my copy of Forza today - downside of having the magazines sent to the office instead of the house. Can't wait to read the article!

    Thanks,
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    #40 hank sound, Apr 30, 2012
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    Hi Mike,

    And a good bit of observing as well. Honestly I just happen to love the look of a Mondial in cabriolet form, while also liking the feel of driving in a car that is not wide open. Also, my A/C is always on during the summer - - because my body thermometer seems to always read "hot".

    As for a photo of Rachel, sans top - I'll look - - - OK, here we go :)

    Cheers, Hank
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    Hank,

    Let me see your Daytona seats again, i think this winter i'm going to send mine in for this treatment.
     
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    #42 soucorp, Apr 30, 2012
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    There she is, very nice top down from the rear!

    btw Ted, here's a photo of Hanks seats!
    Also Fernando did Michael B's former prugna queen seats as well.
    The custom floor mats are cool too!
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    thanks Mike,

    I wonder if these will look just as good on a black car as they do on Hanks
     
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    #44 soucorp, Apr 30, 2012
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    BTW, Hank where did you get that cool steering wheel ?
    It even has the red middle line for racing/drifting !
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    Mike - - RICAMBI. Where else? :):)
     
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    #46 soucorp, Apr 30, 2012
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    What book was this that featured Rachel as well? Hank you are famous and worshiped in the Ferrari Community, nice !
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    Just read the article in Forza..... It's great see Mondials still getting attention.
    Great car!
     
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    #48 hank sound, May 1, 2012
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    Hi Mike,

    Featured in the classic book by Lehbrink & Schlegelmilch, "Ferrari", is a Mondial t Cab, wearing Speedline Mistrals. Beautiful, she is - - but Rachel, she is not. :):)

    Cheers mate,

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    Wow, Rachel's twin!

    But I have to say Hank that I love the more edgy Rachel upgrades.
    The 355 pedals and MoMo steering wheel looks amazing!

    Cheers buddy!
     
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    Thanks Mike, the pedals were by Ultimate Pedals, and the MOMO wheel is made for Ferrari and is a 360 Challenge wheel.

    Cheers, Hank
     

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