News

ANY PHOTOS OF CONTINENTAL FERRARI IN THE 70'S ?

Discussion in 'Chicago' started by absostone, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. absostone

    absostone F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 28, 2008
    2,640
    Chicago Burbs
    Full Name:
    Mike
    There is a Dino registry. But it seems like it’s been inactive for a long time
     
  2. Tenney

    Tenney F1 Rookie
    Consultant

    Feb 21, 2001
    3,198
    Recall they began to inventory AMG stuff in the '80's, but a few reasonably priced Ferrari on hand circa mid-late '70's (credit bannishg here for wrangling the ad) ...

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    JP365 and Continental AutoSports like this.
  3. absostone

    absostone F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 28, 2008
    2,640
    Chicago Burbs
    Full Name:
    Mike
    Wow that’s great.
     
  4. Michael RPM

    Michael RPM Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 10, 2002
    822
    Oak Brook, IL
    Full Name:
    Michael Wogronic
    Keep in mind that "Classic Motors of Hinsdale" was not affiliated with the Continental auto group. It was owned by Bob Zimmerman and Richard Buxbaum, who later would open the AMG North America store on Ogden in Westmont.
     
  5. JSR29

    JSR29 Rookie

    Jan 5, 2009
    24
    Naperville, IL
    And Dave MacNeil, later of Weathertech fame, worked as salesperson. Small world.
     
    Michael RPM likes this.
  6. Continental AutoSports

    Sponsor

    Aug 22, 2006
    1,355
    Hinsdale, IL
    Full Name:
    Parts Department
    #32 Continental AutoSports, Oct 31, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
  7. absostone

    absostone F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 28, 2008
    2,640
    Chicago Burbs
    Full Name:
    Mike
    That’s cool. Now dig up the 70/80s!
     
  8. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    7,707
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    I was at Autohaus in Northbrook back then and ordered over a dozen 500SELs to be re-done by them.
    All but one car had only cosmetic AMG, really ugly spoilers and skirts, the one car that was truly special was a '84 500SEC that had $60k in engine work alone (car was in high $50s itself).
     
    Michael RPM likes this.
  9. Michael RPM

    Michael RPM Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 10, 2002
    822
    Oak Brook, IL
    Full Name:
    Michael Wogronic
    Great pics! They sure bring back some great memories!
     
  10. Tenney

    Tenney F1 Rookie
    Consultant

    Feb 21, 2001
    3,198
    Knauz was an area Ferrari dealership circa '70's. Maybe there're some pics kicking around from there? LFSC moved into the Ford store on Western at some point w/some cool classic 'Vettes and Greenwood stuff, though don't think they had Ferrari yet?
     
  11. F1tommy

    F1tommy F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 15, 2007
    6,783
    Chicago USA
    Full Name:
    Tom Tanner
    Knauz was also an early Alfa dealer in the 1960's. AUSCA sort of started there as the mechanic originally worked at Knauz. They did win the SCCA championship with the Alfa 1600 GTA.
    They have a museum that used to have an AUSCA Duetto in it. I think that was moved as the cars owner Larry Ogle took it out. The museum had a Dino 246 also that I think was sold originally by Knauz new.
     
  12. JP365

    JP365 Formula Junior

    Mar 8, 2007
    538
    Chicago
    Full Name:
    John Fanning
    Circa 1986/7 I was at Continental with my dad and there was this guy with long black frizzy hair dressed in all black golf clothing. He was talking with one of the mechanics and I couldn’t stop looking at him. I knew he looked familiar but I couldn’t place him. As he was leaving someone said, “See you next week Alice.” Yup, Alice Cooper. He had a Corniche that was being serviced. Any chance someone has a picture of him at Continental?
     
  13. Tenney

    Tenney F1 Rookie
    Consultant

    Feb 21, 2001
    3,198
    Horst Kwech ...

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    JP365 and Continental AutoSports like this.
  14. absostone

    absostone F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 28, 2008
    2,640
    Chicago Burbs
    Full Name:
    Mike
    that's cool
     
  15. Tenney

    Tenney F1 Rookie
    Consultant

    Feb 21, 2001
    3,198
  16. JSR29

    JSR29 Rookie

    Jan 5, 2009
    24
    Naperville, IL
    Actually it’s somewhat remarkable that before cell phone cameras and selfies we never really thought to take pictures of ourselves at work or where we worked. We where there every day. We knew what the place and each other looked like.
     
    Michael RPM likes this.
  17. F1tommy

    F1tommy F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 15, 2007
    6,783
    Chicago USA
    Full Name:
    Tom Tanner
    Not to worry, all the photos we take on our cell phones will be gone in 35 years anyway. Atleast back in the old days you put used film in a box and stored in the closet.
     
    absostone and JP365 like this.
  18. Michael RPM

    Michael RPM Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 10, 2002
    822
    Oak Brook, IL
    Full Name:
    Michael Wogronic
    So true! I wish I had taken more pics; we were constantly around such amazing cars.
     
  19. Michael RPM

    Michael RPM Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 10, 2002
    822
    Oak Brook, IL
    Full Name:
    Michael Wogronic
    Alice also had Maserati he serviced at Continental. He is a great golfer too.
     
    JP365 and Continental AutoSports like this.
  20. Continental AutoSports

    Sponsor

    Aug 22, 2006
    1,355
    Hinsdale, IL
    Full Name:
    Parts Department
    #47 Continental AutoSports, Nov 9, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
    The legendary former Parts Manager Randy Rodgers would literally go play pin-ball with Alice Cooper in the 80's when Alice would bring his Rolls Royce or Maserati in for service. Also, Frank Thomas (of Chicago White Sox fame) and Randy would compare compound bows when Frank would bring his Bentley in; Thomas would keep three-four bows in his trunk! Both Thomas and Cooper couldn't of been more normal people when they came to the dealership, just regular "joe's" who made millions!
     

Share This Page