Spotter's thread

Discussion in 'Louisiana' started by Tifosi1, May 21, 2006.

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  1. Tifosi1

    Tifosi1 Formula 3

    Feb 17, 2002
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    308 south bound I-59 1 mile south of the LA/MS border, waving his butt off at me while I was north bound in a 308 wave my butt off at him.

    Kelly
     
  2. FastLapp

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    Silver 360 Spider with Challenge grille heading west on I-10 in Biloxi, MS today at around one o'clock. I know it's the wrong section but the South Central section doesn't have a spotter's thread so I thought I would share it here.
     
  3. black98z71

    black98z71 Karting
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    Red 360 spider on veterans on friday, red 355 uptown on thursday night, yellow 355 spider in River Ridge all the time now.
     
  4. gerard.hansen

    gerard.hansen Formula Junior

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    Kelly, I though that might have been you! I was on my way to a friends shop to do cam belts. Did them in a little over 4 hrs.
     
  5. Cajun

    Cajun Formula 3

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    Played cat & mouse with my buddy's Red 1988 Mondial on Saturday evening on I-49 south.
     
  6. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Guy in my neighborhood just bought a red/tan 575.
     
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  8. black98z71

    black98z71 Karting
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    Sweet, which area of the city is that?
     
  9. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Timberlane Estates, Gretna
     
  10. Kent A

    Kent A Formula Junior

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    I grew up in Timberlane and my parents still live there. Do you know who bought the 575?

    Kent
     
  11. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    No. I'm sure I could find out but I don't want to be "Stalker-Dude".

    Dave
     
  12. Kent A

    Kent A Formula Junior

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    I did see a red 360 on Colony Rd. and Timberlane Dr. a while back, but I didn't know who it was. That was the only time I saw it so I figured it must have been a visitor.

    I assume you have a 328. I have been driving Corvettes for years but I have always wanted a Ferrari. I just sold a '91 ZR1 and I am currently looking for a 456. I would buy a 355 or 360, but I have two children and I think the 456 would be more useful.
     
  13. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Yep, the 360 had to be a visitor. I probably know him, a friend of mine lives in English Turn and he has clients in Timberlane. I had the first Ferrari in the neighborhood until a guy got a red/tan 89 348ts. He sold that car after less than a year and now the guy with the 575 is sportin' around. Not really suprising since the average age of the households in TE is so high. ET, now that is an exotic spotters paradise. Probably 6-7 Ferraris (TR,360,512BB,355,308,612,456) that I know of, plus one Countach and a Diablo SV (I believe). Not to mention a Lambo LM002 SUV!

    Dave
     
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  15. Kent A

    Kent A Formula Junior

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    I live in Stonebridge and I have not seen any Ferraris in my subdivision. But we do have some newer 911s and a few vipers. A good friend of mine that lives close by just bought a new black Viper coupe.

    Kent
     
  16. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Nope, haven't seen any Ferrari's around Stonebridge either. Believe it or not, there was a guy with a Red/Tan Mondial Cabriolet that lives in Woodmere. Saw him many times when I worked at the Bohnzone. Don't know if he's still there. Definitely NOT a Ferrari neighborhood.

    Dave
     
  17. Kent A

    Kent A Formula Junior

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    I have seen that Mondial several times on Lapalco by Woodmere. I also have seen a yellow 355 spider on Lapalco that I heard lives in Barkley.

    Kent
     
  18. rossofiorano355

    rossofiorano355 Karting

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    Dave,

    I am thinking of selling that 355 you quote if you know someone interested!
     
  19. Tifosi1

    Tifosi1 Formula 3

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    Donny Bridges is looking for a 355.
     
  20. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    I forgot about yours. I was referring to one on the way here. I already have my eye on another 355 Spider, sorry.
     
  21. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

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    There is always a red 355 with shields parked in downtown Hammond. Today it is at the corner with Paris Parker. Hopefully I will get to stop and take a closer look one day, I'm always driving past it.
     
  22. rossofiorano355

    rossofiorano355 Karting

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    I think that is Teddy S
     
  23. FastLapp

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    Nice Silver Maserati heading west on I-10 near Grand Bay, AL last Thursday at around 5 P.M.
     
  24. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

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    I got to walk past it tonight coming back from a play so I was able to get a closer look at it. It is a gorgeous car.
     
  25. dream34

    dream34 Karting

    May 31, 2005
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    At about 5 PM today I was on I-10 East, between Carrollton and Broad working an Auto theft case when a blue F360 Spyder flew by. Whoever it is, NICE CAR.
     
  26. FastLapp

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    Yesterday---Purple Lotus Elise Heading East on I-10 in Biloxi, MS. Also, silver Viper GTS with black stripeds heading east on Highway 49 in Ocean Springs, MS. Both spotted in late afternoon.

    Today--Nissan Skyline heading west on I-10 in Biloxi around 1:00.

    I know these aren't real exotics, but they are still nice cars and you gotta take what you can get in Mississippi. ;)

    Last year I saw a red Porsche 959 driving around Mobile, AL--anyone know who it is??
     
  27. black98z71

    black98z71 Karting
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    Today b/t 5:15-5:25p.m
    Red 575 in front of Emerald's
    Maroon/red Gallardo on Magazine
     
  28. dream34

    dream34 Karting

    May 31, 2005
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    Last night between 6-8 I was at the Bulldog on Magazine St. and during that time span the following were parked on the street. Red, F360 Spyder, Gray Porsche Cayman, Black 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS convertable, yellow Lotus Elise, and my Blue 1967 Mustang fastback.
     
  29. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    Stirring up trouble I take ;)

    Have they finished whatever work they were doing to the outside area at Bulldog?
     
  30. dream34

    dream34 Karting

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    Nah, it's still a work in progress. If I am seeing it correctly they are constructing a "French Quarter" type courtyard, complete with a few fountains. Whatever, I prefer sitting out on the sidewalk and watching the people and the cars.
     
  31. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    Agreed
     
  32. littlegiant

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    #30 littlegiant, Jun 25, 2006
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    Hi everyone, first post. I live in Kenner and drive an Elise. I took some photos today at the lake and thought about this thread, so here you go.

    There were 2 Gallardos (yellow and green), an Espirt, and an Elise (me). I've also seen a maroon Gallardo downtown and a white one on the Huey P. Long bridge, both with LA plates.

    These photos were taken with a phone, so I'm sorry if the quality isn't the best. Both of the Lambos had 'Scuderia' sheilds, I'm sure some of you guys might not like them so much but I found it amusing.
    Photo_062506_004.jpg
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  33. JSinNOLA

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    Thanks for the pics, welcome aboard!
     
  34. dream34

    dream34 Karting

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    Nice Elise, I see another yellow one (besides Franco's) around Uptown from time to time. There is also a gray Elise parked on the street in the 4000 blk of Tchoupitoulas, been there for about a week now. I think the Yellow Lambo is owned by a guy that owns several Daquri shops in the Quarter and lives in English Turn. I also seem to remember seeing that black Esprit around Tulane University fairly often.
     
  35. richard

    richard Formula 3

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    Hey Gerald, this is Richard (duh!). Long time no speak. I am glad to see you are still enjoying the Elise! I would appreciate it if you could send me a PM with your phone number, I'd like to get a photoshoot together involving your car...if you have time! Thanks :)
     
  36. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Actually, Franco got rid of the Elise for the Exige. ;)
    BTW, I assume you are LE. Are you the one in the 8th I met at his shop a few weeks ago (Just back from Fla vacation, IIRC)?

    Dave
     
  37. dream34

    dream34 Karting

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    Nah, I work in the 2nd district uptown and don't get down to the Quarter very often. I know Franco from a detail I used to work in the Quarter, haven't seen him in a few months though. I know right after the storm he was leasing a place off of Valence, but I believe he has moved as I have not seen him around as of late.
     
  38. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Oh, OK. I can't remember his name but he was into Mustangs and I saw you had Mustangs in your profile. Sometimes 2 + 2 doesn't = 4 LOL! :D

    Dave
     
  39. RacerFlash

    RacerFlash Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Spotted Franco today in his yellow Exige (looks a lot like the Elise) and he has a silver 360GT on a trailer parked on the side of his house. Not sure if this is a new purchase for Franco, or a ride he borrowed from someone??

    Bob "Flash" Gordon
     
  40. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    I was walking down Charters today and on the 500 block I noticed someone hanging a Ferrari flag from their balcony. Anyone know who it is?

    The flag looked like it had been there for some time, I am surprised I never noticed it!
     
  41. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    It's actually a retired Challenge car and it's his. Helped him load it on the trailer Sat at FoH.

    Dave
     
  42. RacerFlash

    RacerFlash Karting

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    I'm sure Franco won't let it stay "retired" for long! :)

    Flash
     
  43. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Naaaah! I'm waiting for a temp tag and inspection sticker to show up on it anytime now! ;)
     
  44. SuperCarDreamin'

    May 20, 2006
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    I saw a 355 F1 around Hammond Going Westbound on I-12 and a silver Lamborghini Murcielago right off of I-12.
     
  45. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Black carb 400 Automatic yesterday on Vets by Worst Buy.
     
  46. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

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    Someone in our subdivision bought an Aston Martin DB9. The V12 coupe. Dark Silver.

    I liked it more then I expected. Looks much better in the flesh.
     
  47. SuperCarDreamin'

    May 20, 2006
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    Riding through Timberlane today I saw an Acura NSX parked on Colony Road. Nice car. I was disappointed that I didn't see any of the cars you guys were talking about.
     
  48. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    That's 'cuz mine sleeps in a garage. ;)
     
  49. SuperCarDreamin'

    May 20, 2006
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    There is also a Porsche Carrera GT at Brian Harris Porsche.
     
  50. black98z71

    black98z71 Karting
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    Black CL65 on vets yesterday--awesome. Anyone know who's it is?
     
  51. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    I've seen quite a few *65's lately. Latest was a SMOKING hot blonde in a SL65 on St Charles.
     
  52. FutureFerrariDriver

    Jul 29, 2006
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    Saw a bentley at my country club today, Aston DB9 out side Mclaveys on jefferson today(its out there all the time so if your ever in baton rouge and you wanna see it just drive round there about 4) M6 on I-10, and a couple XLR. Also there is a new M5 that is outside the mercedes dealer.
     

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