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  1. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Formula Junior

    Feb 27, 2004
    257
    Maryland
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    The Mad Hatter
    #1 The Mad Hatter, May 11, 2004
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    I still remember the first time I saw the Testarossa: Miami Vice. I always knew that someday I would own one and the wait is finally over. My dream of Ferrari ownership has finally come to fruition. After literally months of looking, finally finding the car I wanted, and then getting outbid on Ebay by Tork1966 with 4 seconds to go (or should I say 'Bid Sniper' ;-) for the GEORGOUS black '89 TR in Ohio, I figured it would never happen. But then I found my dream car: A Black '91 Testrarossa. Last Friday after 3 weeks of waiting for 'the check to clear' and Joe at Boston Sportscar to perform the major service, she is now all mine. As soon as I got on the road back to the People's Republic of Maryland I knew I made the right decision. This car can go and when I was doing 80 it almost felt like standing still. I am attaching some pics, but I just wanted to thank (probably for the millionth time here on FChat) everyone for their help in what seemed like a life-long seach. Some special props have to go to Mr. Doody, Enzo Joe at Boston Sportscar and his whole crew (from left to right in the photo): Jeff White, Joe Yuliano (a.k.a Enzo Joe), Steve Reemeyer and Chris Luciano. The owner's son, Darrin McCay was kind enough to snap this photo. This whole crew at Boston Sportscar was PHENOMENAL...it is really hard to put into words how well I was treated during the entire process. And then, to be invited over to Jeff's house for a home-cooked meal just topped it all off (I will be back up there Thursday for the meal too Jeff ;-). What a group of class individuals. Okay, no more suspense...here she is all washed and ready to cruise...just awesome! I put 400 miles on her on the way home, and then another 200 over the weekend...what a rush. Oh, my wife says that Carbon can come by to drive it anytime he wants but only if I promise never to get the "Carbon tat" ;-)

    Cheers,
    Travis
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  2. normhuff

    normhuff Formula Junior

    Dec 14, 2003
    711
    Peoria, IL
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    J. Norman Huff, Esq.
    Congratulations and welcome to the club. I only wish I had those wheels. Best of luck...
     
  3. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Dec 9, 2002
    6,926
    Houston, TX
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    Jordan Witherspoon
    Congratulations Travis!! My favorite posts on Fchat are always the ones by people after buying their first Ferrari :)

    My day will come soon!!!

    Enjoy the car, it is absolutely beautiful!!
     
  4. pino

    pino Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    208
    South Central PA
    Congrats on fulfilling your dreams! Funny how an Italian exotic makes you feel the first time you see it, the first time you ride in one, and the first time you buy one.

    On another note, wasn't Joe Yuliano of FOW fame supposed to be working with Lamborghini when he moved further north?

    Best,
    Pino
     
  5. dherman76

    dherman76 Formula Junior
    Owner

    Feb 25, 2004
    601
    Boston
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    Darren Herman
    Congrats! Awesome looking Fcar!
     
  6. jhl1963

    jhl1963 Karting

    Jan 1, 2004
    58
    Gorgeous! Those wheels and the painted skirts look great - any idea when that was done? Good luck with her.

    Jordan
     
  7. coolestkidever

    coolestkidever F1 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2004
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    Patrick
    they kinda look like the barchetta wheels, but i might be wrong
     
  8. RedlineG60

    RedlineG60 Formula 3

    Dec 25, 2003
    1,086
    Simpsonville, SC
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    Andy Thomason
    Man those wheels look awesome on a Testarossa!!!
     
  9. mrmckay

    mrmckay Formula Junior

    Jul 14, 2003
    488
    MD, USA
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    Chris
    Congratulations. That's one beautiful car! It's always good to see another F-Car in MD.

    Regards,
    Chris
     
  10. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 27, 2004
    13,585
    Georgia
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    Jim Pernikoff
    Sweet! And as a "member of the club" (328GTS) for only 6 weeks myself, benvenuto!
     
  11. owsi

    owsi Karting

    Dec 7, 2003
    160
    Maryland
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    Matt
    Congrats on the purchase. Check your PM.
     
  12. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Formula Junior

    Feb 27, 2004
    257
    Maryland
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    The Mad Hatter
    Matt/Pino,

    Not sure on Joe's status before BSC, but he did mention that he left FoW for BSC. There is a Lambo shop under BSC(you can't see it in the pics)but not sure if he has worked there at all. The rims are Speedlines (or at least that is what I was told ;-) Hopefully I will see some of you at the next event in the area!


    Cheers,
    Travis
     
  13. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    Hell
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    Chris
    Love your TR. I'd much rather have a TR than a 550/575. She looks mean in black and I love the shields and the rims.

    One question though, what kind of tires are those?
     
  14. GarnetRedCoupe

    GarnetRedCoupe Formula Junior

    Mar 21, 2004
    788
    Maryland
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    Steve
    Very nice car! Love the wheels. Please check your PMs.
     
  15. LSU348

    LSU348 Formula 3

    Dec 19, 2003
    1,032
    Sugar Land
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    Mike
    Gorgeous Berlinetta...I am a fan of the hard tops too. Congrats!
     
  16. Chiaroman

    Chiaroman Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 21, 2004
    1,588
    New Jersey
    When you know someone has worked hard and is reaping the rewards...it is a wonderful thing.

    Only the best of luck.

    P. S.

    I am going to the garage now.
     
  17. Omerta

    Omerta Formula Junior

    Jan 10, 2004
    604
    NICE CAR!! Those are the nicest wheels I have ever seen on a TR! Wow!
     
  18. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 5, 2001
    21,921
    Panther City, Texas
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    Will
    Great looking car. Your TR is so wide, looks like it will barely fit in your garage.
     
  19. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Dec 10, 2003
    9,836
    Singapore
    Funny you mentioned that William. I was just going to post the same thing. But congratulations! She looks gorgeous.
     
  20. Tifoso1

    Tifoso1 F1 Rookie

    Nov 18, 2003
    2,570
    Pacific NW
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    Anthony C.
    Welcome to the club and enjoy the Testarossa.
     
  21. silverf1modena

    silverf1modena Formula Junior

    Awesome TR!!! Enjoy her in good health! Those Speedline Alesio three pieces look great on your car!!! REV AWAY!!!^_^
     
  22. Anteriore

    Anteriore Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
    862
    Netherlands
    Full Name:
    Ramon
    Hi Travis,

    Great story on a great car! Congratulations! TR's rule the world! :)
    Enjoy the car!
     
  23. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Formula Junior

    Feb 27, 2004
    257
    Maryland
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    The Mad Hatter
    LOL...yeah, the angle is a little odd in some of the pics, but she fits in there nice and snug. She won't be spending too much time in the garage either ;-) Especially in the summertime. Thanks for all the kind words!

    Cheers,
    Travis
     
  24. Lukas

    Lukas Formula Junior

    Dec 28, 2003
    335
    Santa Barbara
    Full Name:
    Lukas A. Niklasson
    wow thats such a nice car!! man reading storys like this is really great, i am jsut 18, but i just know ill own a ferrari 355 or 360 someday....just like you did with the tr.
    enjoy the car and thanks for your pics! its really an amazing car!
     
  25. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 8, 2003
    16,743
    Heidelberg, Germany
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    Wolfgang
    Congratulation & a very warm welcome in the TR club;)
     

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