The Québec Thread!

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  1. 512tr

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    Why hasn't anyone started a montreal spotter thread? I am sure we can spot a few cars, maybe not as many as Toronto.
     
  2. bernardo66

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    Because we were all waiting for you!!!LOL

    I took mine out just yesterday for the first time this year. But if anyone wants to spot one....I'll be having breakfast at Moe's (on St. Martin blvd) tomorrow morning. Maybe we haven't seen that many, given the dismal state of our roads and the really long hard winter that we've had. BTW, if you want to spot some more F-Cars, next GP on Sunday morning at Cafe Vanessa (in St. Leonard, on Robert between Lacordaire and Langelier).

    Fai il bravo!!!!
     
  3. 512tr

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    Is that the old Cafe Gervasi??
     
  4. rayman167

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    and please take some pics~
     
  5. 512tr

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    We'll try, keep in mind that we take out our cars from storage later than in T.O. and there alot less exotics to be spotted over here. Seems like most owners hide their cars. JMO.
     
  6. bernardo66

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    You're soooooo right. The cars are there, but the owners are somewhat reluctant to take them out.

    Cafe Gervasi? I don't know. I've been a regular at this place since 94 and I've always know it as Vanessa. Let me make a few calls and I'll find out.
    BTW, Cafe Vanessa has a really mean pre-Canadian Grand Prix party. Usually there are about 20 to 30 cars; and I've attended for the last 4 years.
     
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  8. F1racer

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    Friday afternoon , I saw a black Testarossa on Henri Bourassa West in St-Laurent not too far from Luigi Sports Cars ltd.(Ferrari club of Quebec)
     
  9. ClassicFerrari

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    I LOVE MONTREAL....good thing you guys started this thread. I wanna see pics!!! Too bad you guys are saying that the Montreallers take the cars out late. Thats iz not Good, no......TABERNACK!!!

    How about this, start a thread on babes. That Montreal thread would be endlessssss *sigh* I really miss your town. Its been a while!

    Hopefully I will visit again soon.

    P.S

    I spotted a 250GTO in Downtown Montreal years ago! LOL. I know that doesnt count but does anyone know anything about this car?!?!?

    I am sure it is a replica based on another F-car.......but it looked sooo nice. I actually have pictures but I need to scan them.

    Also spotted a Early 90's Black on Black Diablo (with the guy Revving the crap out of it in traffic) and a 95 silver/Red 355 Spyder on Ste.Catherine during the Grand Prix.......but sorry guys, the 355 was a Toronto car. Another Yorkville cruiser. (I'll post pics of those too once I scan them)

    Vasco.R

    Toronto
     
  10. bernardo66

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    I believe that this is the first time I've seen this word used on this site...and only a handful of us know the real significance behind it. LOL

    Cheers...mon ostie!!!
     
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    Babes in Montreal ..
    There's too many and thats why I'm living here. :D
    Seriously there's many beautiful babes here in Montreal...
    Okay yesterday I went to see a hockey game ( Game 6 of the series between Boston vs Montreal--habs won btw!!) and I can't count how many chicks I saw the whole night. Unbelievable.
     
  12. ClassicFerrari

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    OH I KNOW, and thats part of the reason why I love your city. And the attitude is better. Alot more European flair that I am used to. Congratulations on the win. It would be nice to see a classic Montreal - Leafs final!

    HEY Bernardo, I hope I didnt say anything bad. What is the real meaning heheheh I am starting to think that I don't really know now. LOL

    Take care mon-ami

    Vasco.R
     
  13. bernardo66

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    Yes.
     
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    i found these pics
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  16. 512tr

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    Guess what? I spotted a grigio 355 spider on highway 13 northbound/640. And on my way back on 13 south, a brand new mercedes c32 AMG. Never seen one that close up, what a BEAUTIFUL CAR.

    Sorry no pics.
     
  17. Z0RR0

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    crap? a C32 counts for a spotter thread? Daaamn, I should bring my camera more often! The other day, I saw an SL600 with SLR rims, SL55, G500 and a blue 360 spider.
    All this in the Blainville area ... :D
     
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    The players from the Montreal Canadiens must have had a meeting around there. That is the official neighbourhood for the players.
     
  19. Z0RR0

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    Not that many of them, actually, but there are a couple. Actually, a lot of the people in that area are ... contractors! lolAnd yes, the Fontainebleau/Lorraine area is quite incredible. I find it quite amusing that people get such fine houses with so little space. If I were to dump 500g+, I sure would want to see more than the neighbour's backyard ... lol
    Anyways, as soon as it gets a bit warmer, I'll be sure to snap a couple pics. I guess that's the best place off the Island.
     
  20. bernardo66

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    On my way to St. Alexis de Montcalm this morning, I got a quick glimpse of a silver 360 Modena Spider going south on HWY 25 (near Pie IX). I imagine that we would see more of these cars...if the weather would co-operate!!!!!
     
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    Hey Hey!!!! Me again. Saw a yellow 360 Spider on my way out from work on Jean-Talon street east. What surprised me was how quiet it is.
     
  22. 512tr

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    Cruising all day today with my daughter in the TR, Little Italy, Downtown, St. Leonard. NOTHING except for a Corvette. Like I have said many times, The guys in Montreal do not drive their F-Cars.

    Oh well, maybe I'll spot something tonite. Gonna take the wife for a granita, but with the temperature, looks like we'll have settle for an espresso with sambuca of course.

    Come guys take out your cars...
     
  23. bernardo66

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    You hit the nail right on the head!!!

    Compared to a lot of other cities, I find that Montreal f-car owners are just a tad whimpy when it comes to driving their cars. I had mine out most of today, had you been at cafe Gerva...ooops, I mean Cafe Vanessa, you would have spotted it.

    P.S. I'll (and my 3x8) be at Cafe Medusa (on Langelier under Buffet Amiens)tommorrow, watching the race with some other tifosi's.

    FORZA FERRARI!!
     
  24. bernardo66

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    For what it's worth, I spotted a red 348TB on the eastbound Metropolitain service road just past St. Michel. With a gorgeous day like today, I'm surprised that we haven't spotted more. What can I say, either we're not looking hard enough, or the cars are just no out there. Pity!
     
  25. Z0RR0

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    Well, no pics, but last week, spotted about 3 times a red 360 with CS-like rear grill. Drops his kid at the same school my lil sister goes to, and must be living in the latest part of Fontainebleau (just north of Laval).
    Also spotted a 348 friday in Fontainebleau. First time I see that car around.
    Weather still needs to improve, if you ask me.:(
     
  26. 512tr

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    A beautiful day like today, and nothing, nada. Spent most of the afternoon on a terrasse on crescent street with a couple of buddies. We didn't spot a single exotic, except for a couple of vettes and porsches. Why don't you guys in Montreal take your cars out? We are pathetic compared to the Toronto Spotter Thread. We all know that Toronto is where the big bucks are at. But there is **** load of exotics in Montreal or else the John Scotti's, Ferrari Quebec, Holland Leasing, Corporate Cars and so on and so on wouldn't be in business.

    CALLING ALL EXOTIC OWNERS OF MONTREAL AND SURROUNDING AREAS,
    PLEASE SHOW YOUR BEAUTIFUL CARS!!!!!

    LOL
     
  27. bernardo66

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    I've been wanting to say that for a while, but just didn't have the stones to do so. However, while you were on the terrasse, some of us were stuck working on this beautiful afternoon...and couldn't drive our cars in order to be spotted. At least I got to run an errand at Canadian Tire this evening , simply to take the cobwebs off the old girl.

    I guess I'm a pathetic whimp too.
     
  28. ClassicFerrari

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    Ahhh I miss that little joy of a Street called Cresent. I can imagine how beautiful it looked.

    And it's too bad, I know for a fact that there are ALOT of exotics in Montreal. Hopefully soon they will come out and play.

    Cheers boys

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  29. 512tr

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    I don't know if you have ever been to Toronto, chances are you have, with being Italian, we all seem to have family there. But everytime I visit Toronto, no matter at what time of day, or day of the week, guaranteed to spot a couple of exotics, whether I am downtown or in the suburbs.

    Ok, you were working this afternoon while I was lucky enough to choose a great afternoon to take some time off. But after work you ran an errand with your Ferrari, that's great. Alot of F-Car owners that I have come across in our beautiful city don't even take there cars out on Sundays. Correction, they take them out of the garage, wash it and put it right back in the garage.
    Occasionally, when my wife let's me out on Friday nite to hang around with the boys, the first plan of action is to get that car sparkling. I usually end up at a cafe in Ahunstic where I know of 4 guys that have F-Cars, but they don't take the cars out. Ask them why, the responses: It might rain tonite, I don't like the attention, I don't want to look like a cafone. So what you are calling me a cafone? I really don't get.

    I tell you, every chance I get, I'm in that car. My two girls love it too and that encourages me even more. I love it when they say, daddy let's take that beast for a ride? The only problem is that I have to separate them while they are beating the crap out of each other for who gets to go with me. It's always a hard decision. They don't understand the meaning of next time you'll come with me. LOL

    Anyways just venting out.
    No offence intended.
     
  30. 512tr

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    Yes they will Vasco. On GP weekend and then they will go back into hibernation.

    LOL!
     
  31. bernardo66

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    When I attended the Cavallino Classic in 1996, their motto was: Ferrari's are meant to be driven! I remember Nicola at Luigi Sports Cars telling me of a TR that had almost 100K on the odometer....and the engine was never taken out...and didn't need to. A well run (not abused) engine is a healthy engine. I'm having trouble selling my Fiat Spider because it has 159K (well-maintained) kms on it. People unfortunately don't know that a good high mileage car is better that a neglected low mileage car. When I purchaed my 308 last year, it hadn't been driven that much by its previous owner. At the end of the season, after 2700kms, it ran a whole lot better, and I didn't even need to adjust the carbs. All I can say to the garage queens in Montreal is that you do more harm that good, by letting your car sit for long periods of time.

    If you don't want to drive your car due to:
    - fear of rain...I can understand that;
    - too much attention...b*llsh*t!! All of us, deep inside, like the attention;
    - makes you look like a cafone...sorry bub, a car does not make you a cafone. YOU make you a cafone.

    BTW, I think there is only a handful of F-chatters that know what cafone means LOL!!

    Yes, I've been to TO on a few occassions and it's a HUGE city, a tad too intimidating for a campagnolo like myself. Also, whatever family I had there has since passed on.

    And finally...where in Ahuntsic? That's where I live!!!
     
  32. ClassicFerrari

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    Bernardo! Do not feel "intimidated" When you come to town you call me on my cell and I will take you to where I live (Little Italy/Portugal) And I will show you how you will feel at home. Trust me. I am Portuguese (not Italian - but it's ok ;-) but I grew up here and know where to get the best espresso!

    Cheers!

    P.S And bring Tony (512) with you it will be fun!

    Ciao!

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    Thanks for the offer Vasco, I'll hold you to it!!!LOL

    When I say I find Toronto intimidating, I'm actually referring to the overall size of your city. I was passing through TO in 99, on my way to Niagra-On-The-Lake, and everything looked so big to me. Even when I used to go to TO in the 70's to play pee-wee hockey tournaments, I was struck by the overall size of everything. Keep in mind that I'm a country boy at heart, and I don't even go to downtown Montreal that much.LOL!!

    Cheers

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  34. ClassicFerrari

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    No worries B. I wasnt joking. And although where I live is right close to the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, you still get that small European village-kinda feeling you know what I mean? So even a country boy like yourself will like it.

    I gotta go, it's early morning and I am heading out in my associate's 6.0 for Lambo day at Mosport. Any Montreallers coming??!!! Really it's ok, I don't think it's gonna rain boys heheh :p And tabernack! No flattbedding either....I want them DRIVEN there.

    P.S And Bernardo will that be short or long? ;-)

    Ciao Bernardo! Ciao guys.

    Vasco.R
     
  35. Z0RR0

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    I haven't checked the Toronto thread, but hey I gotta keep this one going ... seems I'm the only one to spot sweet cars ... and I never go downtown!! lol

    I spotted a red 360 Spider (or Spyder? ... damn it! a convertible! lmao) you guessed it, just out of Fontainebleau, just around the 640 westbound exit. Shut the radio and opened windows ... and heard nothing :( This must be the first hybrid Ferrari ;)

    edit - classicferrari, what are you talking about? Lambo day? today? thursday 13th? WTF? I saw nothing about it on the mosport website ... is it gonna last all the way to this weekend? DAAAAAAAAAAMN!! Didn't want to miss that!! Grrrr.
     
  36. ClassicFerrari

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    Done :( Sorry dude. Look for pics. I was only there for like 40 minutes LOL had things to do. But I did take pics. It was just for the day. Im sure they are still there but you may not make it in time from Montreal.

    Next year, but I do believe a ferrari day is looming. ;-)
     
  37. bernardo66

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    Short please...or shall I say "corto per favore, con sambuca."
     
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    I can't believe how hard is to spot a Ferrari in Montreal in this weather.
    Maybe I'm not there at the right moment when there's Ferrari on the street.
    Better off going to FoQ to see some Ferrari.
     
  39. bernardo66

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    Actually, I'm just about to take a ride with the wife.....spot me if you can!!LOL

    hint: keep your eyes open in St. Leonard and Ahunstic........
     
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    lol ,
    Bernardo ,
    Thats it my going there right now.
    If you want to come to Laval , I'm not stoping you. ;)
    No seriously I wish one day I will spot you and your 308 GTS.
    As for now , I gotta go study for an exam tomorrow.
     
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    Saw this last summer... it's on the west island... guess the place. It is a school in the Lester B. Pearson school board.
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  42. bernardo66

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    John T: Although I don't go to Laval all that often, I do like going for a spin on the back roads of St. Francois, and having breakfast at Moe's (St. Martin) E.. Good luck in your studies.

    "No man is poor, except he who lacks knowledge."

    Arizonaguy: Was that 360 in the visitor's parking lot...or was it in the teacher's parking lot? LOL!!!
     
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    Hmm, you people don't get out much. Just two days ago, I saw two yellow 360's on st-Laurent street (one is often parked next to Med). I see Ferrari's almost every time I am downtown. Saw a silver Gailardo a week ago at Daou.
     
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    Teachers parking lot at John Rennie Highschool right across from the point claire library... The car had Florida license plates.
     
  45. F1racer

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    In downtown or in the little Italy you have more chances to see a Ferrari. The problem is .. I go there not that often.

    I see you have a M3!
    Thats a great ride!
     
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    I spotted a very nice 996 Turbo just across the street of Ste Justine Hospital, a nice 965 close to the FoQ/Decarie area, and a light blue 360 Spider on the 640 West.
    Surprisingly nice day.
    I really gotta do someting and try taking pics ...
     
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    Finally, I spotted some exotics. Yesterday Autoroute 15 South, yellow 355 spider. We had an open stretch of the highway between Cartier and Salaberry (very rare light traffic). So guess what? We went through the gears pretty fast. Took the Henri Bourassa Exit. Didn't want get caught up in Traffic at the Met, and get stared at by the cars we blasted by.

    In Auteuil, Blue Maserati.
    In Vimont, Yellow 360 Spider.
    St. Leonard, Yellow 360M.
    In Fabreville, Black 328 GTS.
     
  48. bernardo66

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    Ended up side by side with my 308, on Christophe-Colomb northbound, with a light-blue 360 Spyder. Low and behold, it was even an aquaintance of mine...and the son-in-law of a rabid collector in Montreal. Small F-car world in Montreal..no? I yelled out to him: "You should put the top down!" To which smiled and responded by pointing to his wife's freshly-coiffed hair.

    Blue skies and warmer weather are here folks...so keep spotting.
     
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    Today I was in Outremont and saw a BMW Z8 (silver) and Porsche 911 Carrera (silver).
    3rd time I see a Z8 in the past 2 years.
     
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    Autoroute 15 south Ste-Therese area I saw a DB7.
     
  51. bernardo66

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    I was having lunch at Cafe Milano this afternoon. Saw a black/tan 360 Spyder....with the top closed and (I'm assuming) the a/c. What's the point of owning a convertible if you're not going to put the top down, especially on such a (rare) beautiful day. I guess the driver put a considerable amount of hair-spray and gel, and didn't was to mangle his laboriously coiffed mullet hair do.
     
  52. ClassicFerrari

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    LOLLLLL mullet hehehe. Rock the mullet man!!!

    I don't understand these people. Top should always be down.
     

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