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3/28/04 Ferrari Breakfast St. Regis Hotel

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by Throttleman, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Throttleman

    Throttleman Formula Junior

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  3. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    Jay,
    Great pictures - glad you could make it. We need to get you and Rebecca into a 355 SOON!! :)

    Byron
     
  4. Throttleman

    Throttleman Formula Junior

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    We were eyeing Tony's Black on Black '95 F355. It's just what we are looking for. I think I speak for most when I say great choice on breakfast Byron. Spectacular location and great food. We enjoyed it very much.

    -Jay.
     
  5. ag512bbi

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    Jay,
    Great meeting you and Rebecca. Hope to see more of you at these events. Thank you for the pics.
     
  6. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ

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    Thanks Jay, buy your business first and you will be the first one I call when I am ready to sell it. Great Pics, nice seeing you and Rebecca again.
     
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  8. Chiaro_Slag

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    Nice pics Jay - Sorry I didn't go. :(
     
  9. LAfun2

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    Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

    God that yellow 355 with the aftermarket wheels is radiantly orgasmic!
     
  10. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

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    Hey Ryan - I resent that! Ha ha! Thank you very much if I may say so myself! I worked hard to get it right. As you know aftermarket wheels are never a guaranteed "upgrade" in appearance when applying them to Ferraris. I also had the calipers painted red (originally black) to really stand out. I wish I had a photo of the rear. There are two venturis (sp?) panel that funnel air flow under the car and out the back underneath the exhaust tips. These venturis are black on all the 355s. I had them color matched to the color of the car and they are awesome looking from behind. You never notice them when they are black but you definately notice them when they are yellow! Here is another nice pic of the car from a run a month or so ago. Thanks again for the compliment. Always nice to know someone else shares my taste!
     
  11. jdb

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    The painted venturis do look awesome! If you get a photo of the back, please post it (or I'll bring my camera to the next drive and take a shot). Now I want to paint my venturis along with getting yellow calipers.
     
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  13. Throttleman

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    Thank you all for the positive words. We trully enjoyed the event. Each time we attend we feel one step closer to putting an F-car in the garage. I think the whole experience has been very valuable about which car to purchase as our first. Indeed we are hopeful that meeting owners like Tony and Jeffrey will set us in motion for choosing one that has been well taken care of when the time comes. For now, our priorities are straight- business of our own first then F-car later (some might argue this is backwards). We had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed the drive afterward. Thank you for making us feel welcome.

    Tony- take good care of my car! I will PM you with my e-mail and current phone number and keep in touch.

    Armen- Nice to finally meet the infamous NNzo (and others) owner.

    Paul- Nice to make your aquiantance love the chrome rims on the 328.

    Jeffrey- Still looking for action shots of your other sweet vessel.


    HUGE SHOUT OUT TO RON FOR LETTING ME DRIVE MY WIFE TO CRYSTAL COVE IN HIS 308!!!!!! Drive, I say Drive I did!!!! Rebecca's first ride in an F-car. The man is in my will... what can I say? Big hug to Dawn (his wife) for letting him!


    Thanks once again to all the F-chatters, a day we'll never forget.

    Jeremy and others- Re: Jeffrey's yellow F355 I went back and put the original clear image on the HPphoto website and replaced the smaller image. Originally I was going to shrink all the images and post them one at a time here but as I played with my computer this seemed much faster. These shots should make for nice desktops- Enjoy. Next time we'll take a few images of the venturis and his calipers.
     
  14. LAfun2

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    Finally the owner is found! LOL. You should ask Byron or Jerry, I hassle them about your car everytime I talk to them. It is MY FAVORITE ferrari of all time. F355 in yellow is just stunning, but your tasteful upgrades has taken it to another level that my brain can barely comprehend. May I ask what kind wheels those are, sizes, kind of rubber and suspension you are running?

    WOW..just a bit speechless at the car. Having that in your garage, is it hard to get aroused by women since the bar has been raised to a stratospherically high level?

    :D
     
  15. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

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    Ha ha ... thanks again for the accolades. I have been toying with the idea of selling the 355 and buying a 512TR. As much as I love the TR I am having doubts about parting with my 355. I absolutely love the way it turned out and I think I would be hard pressed to replace it with anything close to its condition. The more and more I look at it (in the garage and in pics) the more and more I realize that I would probably feel as depressed as the day I sold my last Ferrari. I regretted it for a year!!

    The wheels are made by Axis Wheels. They have only made three sets of these wheels for the 355. They also make the same wheel for the 360. The 360 version is really nice as the offset is different which allows the rear wheel to have a much deeper lip. It is really nice.

    The tires are Pirelli P Zero Rossos. 235/35/19s on the front and 275/35/19s on the rear. I actually made a small mistake on the tire selection. Axis offered a few different tire size options and I sort of guessed (based on what I saw on other cars with the same size rim) as to what the right combination - look wise - would be. I wanted to fill the rims perfectly and have the exact balance in terms of tire height. The rears should have been 30s and not 35s. You will not notice them in pics but I notice the slight mis calculation that causes the rears to look slightly big. I guess I am just one severly sick person when it comes to perfection!!

    Jeremy - I will shoot a pic of the rear tonight and post it here for all to enjoy. The painted venturis are cool!
     
  16. LAfun2

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    Yup I guessed right. I mentioned to Jerry here on Fchat, that I was 99% sure they are axis rims. I am a rim whore/snob as I have 3-4 sets of wheels per car. I have 7 sets for my mini alone. Don't ask it is a sickness.

    You are right in your thinking not to sell the F355. It is luscious and as much as the TR can be made to look nice, you already have perfection in your garage.

    Words can't do it justice. I am left speechless, and trust me that is hard for me to do!
     
  17. Tipo815

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    Rear. Was dusk when I shot it so I had to use the flash. Looks like the tail lights are on. They aren't.
     
  18. Ferrari Boy

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    Great pics everyone! Sorry I havn't posted in a while about the pics, I have been kinda busy. While at the event my mom and dad took some pretty nice pictures so I will post those. It sure looked like a great event, wish I could of been there.

    Armen (VROOM), sorry I couldn't meet you at the event, I'm sure next time, I will meet you. I'm looking forward to it.

    Anyway, on with the pics.

    -David
     
  19. jdb

    jdb Formula Junior

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    That looks so great! Thanks for posting the pic!
     
  20. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    David very nice pictures. However I want more of Jeffrey's F355 pics. Seems like there is not much of that car taken.

    By the way, 15th picture you posted, looks like a stunning car AND a beautiful woman! Jeffrey is a lucky guy!
     
  21. Ferrari Boy

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    Thanks for the comment! I have some other pics of Jeffrey's 355, but not really any of the rear. They are still cool though!

    Here they are...
     
  22. LAfun2

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    OOh stunning! You need to put a warning when you put such pictures. Next time I need to get the tissue first :D

    Since I don't want to make this a "Jeffrey thread" any and all pictures can be sent to his new stalker lafun2@yahoo.com

    LMAO :)

    Thanks again for understanding my sad obsession with his italian sex machine.
     
  23. Tipo815

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    Hey Ryan. People are going to be majorly sick of seeing my car! I sincerely appreciate your incredible taste (ha ha ... if I may say so myself). That being said I am glad you acknowledge that this was not intended to be a "Jeffrey's 355" thread. There are soooo many other beautiful Ferraris in our group. They all deserve to be displayed!

    David - Thanks for posting those pics. At least I won't be accused of intentionally hogging the lime light in this thread!! Ha ha!
     
  24. Throttleman

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    I agree with the statements above. I was very fortunate to have convinced him to take me for a ride. I was expecting a trip around the block what I got was a kick in the pants! Here are a few shots I have on the hard dirve. I have video of that drive with some awesome "fly-bys" with his newly installed Tubi exhaust. PM me your info and I'll make you a copy.

    First shot is Jeffrey's car with the stock rims and pre-tubi exhaust and unpainted calipers and tinted windows. Enjoy.
     
  25. DynastyD_308qv

    Nov 24, 2003
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    Jay.... lucky dog!!!

    Jeffrey ... I'm next ....please! please! ...
    wait a minute... from the "tail light flash" pict, I want to check out the garage.... ever thought of hosting a tour?

    Ron
    (should change my handle to "FerrariBoy's Dad")
    Couch
     
  26. jordan747_400

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    Bond...James Bond :)

    Glad I was able to say hi to a few people there before everyone took off!
     
  27. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    People will get sick of seeing your car like they get sick of seeing pictures of Angelina Jolie. PUUUHLEASE!!! I know it was not intended to be your thread, but maybe we can make a special thread for you with only pics of your car!!

    Throttleman--thanks for the pics!! Do you have any before pics of the rear so we could see how the rear pre-paint was?
    Also noticed he took the tints off.

    God, that car is hot!
     
  28. Ferrari Boy

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    Oct 25, 2003
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    LOL!

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    Jeffrey, I'm sure someone (LAfun, hint hint :D) will put up another thread especially dedicated to your 355.

    Jay, sorry if I hi-jacked your thread, I was forced to I swear!! ;)

    Jordan, glad you could make it, well sort of. Did you have to go to another concert or audition after you stopped by?
     

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