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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by TTR, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. TTR

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    Well yes all well and good but was that really 'Fly Yellow' paint on that Daytona coupe or an imposter? :)
     
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    Now, now, let's play nice today. :rolleyes:
    Besides, I wasn't there and I have a (cursed) tendency to focus on not-so-obvious smaller details and features often (easily ?) overlooked during judging procedures.
     
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    How about that little curved crease running along the top of the front fender? :D
    Still it is nice to see some of these now rare Daytona models getting their day in the sunshine... :cool:

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    So much for playing nice today,huh ? :rolleyes:
    Well, at least you're (deliberately?) only "touching the surface" and one of its smallest "mis-intepretations"(?) commonly seen after many re-paints or restorations, right ? ;)

    OK, let's get to our subject of (vintage) models at FCA2018.
     
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    Yes to all of the above and gaining a few 'pointers' is always useful...

    Though on the vintage front it is always a pleasure to see old iron and even better to hear when one is going back to it's original dark blue paint specification!!!
     
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    Oh no definitely not complaining. 400 miles each way and no regrets.
     
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    I'm in love with that black & white 212. What a beautiful car...
     
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    Hey, I’m here with my ‘72 365 GTC4 which I drove from Providence RI - no trailer for me and not in the Concours. There are quite a few vintage cars, more than were at the Concours, you just have to tour the parking lots around the hotel to find us. Yes, there is more modern iron, but remember we were born in an era where Ferrari was lucky to produce 400-500 a year as opposed to 8,000. As time goes by it will be harder and harder to find us in the crowd.
     
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    Thanks for reporting.

    I had originally hoped/planned to attend by driving a +/-7K round-trip from Riverside, CA in my 86 year old Roadster with additional stops in N.Y.C., ME and RI to attend other events, but it just didn't pan out.
    If I had anything like that black & cream 212 or the 250MM, I'd probably drive the same trip with it too. ;)
     
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    Weather was great on Monday for the Pleasure Drive. It was about 100 miles with a stop at a beautiful winery. The roads and scenery were magnificent with almost no other traffic. It included a trip through the old Watkins Glen Grand Prix circuit and a drive over the old Stone Bridge. It was a great 3 days for me.
     
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    Any scenic pictures from the Pleasure Drive (and other event related activities) would also be appreciated, but especially those with "Vintage" content (for this thread & forum section).
     
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    This photo highlights a curious feature; when did the orientation of the steering wheel spokes change from two spokes below the horse to just a single spoke below the horse?
    Fantastic details on that steering wheel; especially the way in which the metal is finished on the spokes.
     
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    Vignale brilliance.
     
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    Steering wheel has nothing to do with Vignale.

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    I was referring to the car as a whole.
     
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    and Marcel would know; having written a book about Ferrari by Vignale!

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    I don't claim to know, but would suspect the steering wheel spoke orientation has more than anything to do with drivers seating & eye-level position in relation to instrument lay-out.

    For example, if the spokes shown in the photo of posts# 35 & #40 were in 2, 6 & 10 O'clock, spokes in 2 & 10 position would obstruct the view to main gauges.
     
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    This is certainly someones fantastic jewel-like restoration of this beautiful car, but I wonder when Enzo was pumping out road cars just to support his racing, were they this polished and immaculate?
     
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    How has everyone enjoyed seeing Giancarlo Fisichella? What topics did he cover during his talks?
     
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    I attended his talk last night. It was great - light and fun. Took a lot of questions. He talked about his youth, how he got involved in racing from an 8 year old on up. Talked about his idols as a boy (Lauda and Senna) and discussed who he feels is the greatest ever - Schumacher, of course. Also discussed his favorite F1 car - V10 from 2005, because if it’s purity, sound and power.
     
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