Kiwi Spotters Thread!

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  1. vimal_enzo

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    #1 vimal_enzo, Aug 1, 2006
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    Hi all,

    Since this is NZ, just post any good car you see. I'll start off.

    F430 in Grafton, Auckland..
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  2. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    Nice, there is one here in the same colour combo - love it!! :)
     
  3. vimal_enzo

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    Yeah, Silverstone does look really good on the F430
     
  4. Horse

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    I spotted a Kiwi at centerlink.
     
  5. moretti

    moretti Three Time F1 World Champ
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    as Tom Jones says "it's not unusual" :D
    hey !

    3 posts to go off topic ... well done Jon, you really have the hang of it now :D
     
  6. Ferrarinw2

    Ferrarinw2 Five Time F1 World Champ

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    Keep it up how about some old cars/old photos.Any photos of the GTB 308s that race in NZ regards Rob.
     
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  8. vimal_enzo

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    No I don't have any. Are you talking about the NZ Targa? I don't really keep up with that, but I'm sure someone else will know
     
  9. Ferrarinw2

    Ferrarinw2 Five Time F1 World Champ

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    Hi,more the racetrack stuff.
     
  10. vegas1

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    Do any of the All Blacks drive F-cars?
     
  11. vimal_enzo

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    Haha, if by F-cars you mean Fords, then yes..

    They're sponsored by Ford, but I'm sure many of them could/would have a Ferrari.
     
  12. jim501

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    I see one in the mirror a couple times a day (depends how good my hair looks :p)
     
  13. Horse

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    A centerlink office????
     
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  15. Looney

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    #13 Looney, Aug 2, 2006
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    heres two i took in Auckland
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  16. PAP 348

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    That does look nice in that colour alright. :)
     
  17. goober

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    they need licenses for a start, then they need chromosones enuf to drive them.......................think not
     
  18. PAP 348

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    LOL. :D
     
  19. vimal_enzo

    vimal_enzo Karting

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    Nice, I haven't seen that F430 yet.. thanks
     
  20. shredder66

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    Are there many F-cars in Auckland now, or anywhere else in NZ? Just wondering this since I am a kiwi from Auckland and never really thought it the new zealand thing to do to splash out lots of money on nice cars
     
  21. SPEEDCORE

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    Cool, now if I ever goto NZ, I got a thread I can use :p

    PS: Nice 430 :D
     
  22. vimal_enzo

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    Yeah, I'm starting to see a lot more exotica out on the road. Some properly expensive stuff too like the Phantom and Murcielago's, etc.
     
  23. v15ben

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    I spotted a Countach driving past the ferry terminal in Wellington last December when I was there. It looked very much like the genuine article... a stunning car.

    There is also an F40 plus many other exotics in Christchurch owned by a car dealer :D
     
  24. ashsimmonds

    ashsimmonds F1 World Champ

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    hey it's the great grandfather of the aussie spotters thread come back to haunt us!
     
  25. vegas1

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    Must have been a freak weather pattern the day you took the pics - every time I look at the weather map, its raining in Auckland.
     
  26. jeffQV

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    I'm a Brit moving to North Shore, my Mondial is en-route and will arrive end August....cant wait!

    Anyone in NZ know a good trimmer, my car has really good body and mechanicals but the interior could do with a freshen up. PM with details please

    Ta
     
  27. v15ben

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    Yep I'll be back in Sydney in 2007... probably to stay :D
     
  28. moretti

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    oh great, just what we need, another pom .....
     
  29. v15ben

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    Easy now...

































    ....... you were all poms once upon a time :D
     
  30. moretti

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    no, the Romans shagged the ring off only the good looking ones a couple of thousand years ago when the built the roads in Londonium plus they also built that thing you guys are scared of .... BATH :D
     
  31. h113862

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    Was it a white Countach? There is a white replica in Wellington that has been seen from time to time.
     
  32. v15ben

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    It was white but I only saw it from a distance driving along the front. Maybe it was indeed a replica... still stunning all the same :D
     
  33. [355]

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    black/red 512BB burbling along the road in Christchurch Airport on 2 Aug!
     
  34. PAP 348

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    Useless without pics. :D
     
  35. vimal_enzo

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    We were having a beach barbeque at Mission Bay, and my friend yelled out "Ferrari!' I turned around, and it was a Testarossa (I think). Anyways, I ran after it and stared at while the lights were red. The lights went green, and there was a clear road ahead, but the driver didn't floor it. After it left, I walked back, and said, 'he was driving like a girl.' Then someone pointed out, haha, it was an old lady driving it. Funny, never would have expected that.

    It was a good day for spotting, I saw a yellow Murcielago, the guy blipped it at the lights and revved it a bit, which was nice, and also a 308/328 being driven pretty fast. People seemed to be about in their weekend toys, saw a load of muscle cars too.
     
  36. vimal_enzo

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    #34 vimal_enzo, Aug 12, 2006
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    Oh, I found this pic, a Vanquish back in Feb, but I still it see every so often.
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  37. vimal_enzo

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    #35 vimal_enzo, Aug 20, 2006
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    Gallardo at Newmarket. Also a 456, and a QP GT
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  38. Giles3

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    Nice pics :D How common are these cars spotted around Newmarket? Whenever I got a day to kill in newmarket I see what I can spot. Seen nothing so far :(

    BUT - I did see a blue gallardo driving from Aucks to Hamilton on the motorway a couple of weeks ago :D
     
  39. LittleBro

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    OK, these are REALLY old spots, but when I was there a couple of years back, I saw a Azzuro California 360 Spider with Competition alloys driving around Wellington and then in Christchurch I saw a Rosso Crema 360 Spider bombing about a number of time, with a grey haired old boy at the wheel. Good man!
     
  40. vimal_enzo

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    It depends mostly on the weather, yesterday, along with the silver Gallardo, saw a black one, but didn't have enough time to whip my phone out. Saw one Continental GT, and a 355 (blue, with tan coloured seats I think). Also saw this girl, she must have still been in high school, in a 650ci, with about 4 other girls in the back row, no seatbelts or anything. It was kinda excessive..
     
  41. Silver Spider

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    If you want to see lots of good cars go to the Concours D'Elegance Classic Car Show on Sunday 11th February at Ellerslie in Auckland. www.concours.org.nz Lots of car clubs will be there. I've enjoyed going the last couple of years to have a look.
     
  42. iwanna860monza

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    In Porirua last saturday parked all on its own in the middle of nowhere opposite "countdown" I saw a





    SILVER GALLARDO

    WTF
    I mean why would you leave your Holden parked in Ptown let alone a Gallardo !!!!

    Timmmy
    "Get me out of this S**thole"
     
  43. h113862

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    Porirua has seen its share of supercars. Whenever I visit my family there I'll take one of mine. Drive past the marae in Elsdon from time to time - you might see my Diablo or 430 ...

    You also know that the owner of the famous chocolate brand there (you know the one) has a fleet of supercars, including (i've been told - never seen it) a McLaren F1!


    Callum
     
  44. vimal_enzo

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    Cool! Never would've thought..a McLaren! By the way Callum, is your Diablo a yellow 6.0 SE?
     
  45. jeffQV

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    Red 308 Whangaparaoa Road Thursday 26th
     
  46. Silver Spider

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    I saw about eight Ferraris heading south on the Auckland motorway one weekend afternoon this month during a outing with my MR2 car club.

    Also a few Ferraris in carparks one day in Pukekohe earlier this year and on the race track.

    Check out Independent Prestige in K Road for some Lambos - we went there with our MR2 car club earlier this year and saw the latest Gallardo Spider in "ruby" red. My club is also going to the Lotus car factory near Waiuku for an outing next month too!

    I have seen many exotic cars since I moved from Hamilton to Pukekohe.

    Last year when I lived in the Waikato our car club had a combined event with the Ferrari Club ... we drove through the Hunuas and along the east coast with them.

    Marianne (MR2ROX to some people)
     
  47. h113862

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    not SE, just a plain old 6.0, i'm afraid :) Lamborghini had a track day a couple of weeks ago. I took a few photos on my phone, but can't get them transferred to the PC. When I do I'll post them. I drove the LP640 - what an astonishing machine!

    C
     
  48. h113862

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    #46 h113862, Oct 29, 2006
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    track day organized by the Lamborghini dealer. Taupo circuit. Sorry for the quality of the pics.
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  49. jeffQV

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    SATAN, just love the plate. Saw an awesome DB9 convertable today, modded pipes I think as it just roared.
    Saw another Ferrari on the road today, mine!!!
    After seven weeks of dealing with NZ compliance finally got her through and home. Battered and bruised and a bit chipped but its oh so good to drive again. My 4.3 litre Izuzu camper just doesn't do it!
    The compliance people obviously dont do too many Ferraris.....most of the electrics have stopped working, the interior has been thrown back together and the dirt...........
    Still, small price to pay and I know what I'll be doing this weekend
     
  50. jeffQV

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    Red 360 in Auckland yesterday. Reg MR R J
     
  51. h113862

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    #49 h113862, Nov 3, 2006
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    that would be this one! seen here (with about 20 other ferraris and one lamborghini) giving rides along the greymouth airstrip for special needs kids! the kids absolutely loved it!

    c
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  52. jeffQV

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    yep, thats the one.

    Saturday 2 more. Red 348 north bound to Orewa and Red 360 drophead in Takapuna, LAPMAN I think.
     

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