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  1. Mike E.

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    Dec 16, 2003
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    Would anyone be interested in a auto detailing seminar? If there is intrest I will add it to our calendar,but I must know soon.The date would be Saturday April 17 from 10am.to 1pm.
     
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  3. Dave Bendl

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    I'd be interested, where will it take place Mike ?
    Dave
     
  4. FerrariFrank1

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    I would definitely like to attend. Maybe I can learn how to get my car all polished and waxed in a shorter period of time. Wife's starting to get a little jealous...says I spend more time rubbing and caressing the Ferrari than Her...I don't think so....She's just imagining things...:)
     
  5. Darolls

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    I'm interested and..........Frank..........me thinks your wife is right! :)
     
  6. Mike E.

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    I think it will be at Fox Valley Motors but that could change.I need to make final plans when I have a idea of how many people will come.
     
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  8. Bob308GTS

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    Sounds good Mike, count me in
     
  9. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

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    No,Skip.She's just a little jealous of the Bella Italian Redhead! :) Fox Valley sounds like a great spot,Mike.
     
  10. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Mike, pls count me in.

    This might sound weird to you car buffs, but I don't even know how to properly wash a car. Have used automatic car washes all my life and I know there is more to it than just using a garden hose. So anxious to learn some basic stuff.

    I took my 308 once into an automatic car wash. That was a horrible experience I'm trying to forget and glad the car survived it. Just barely though. Never again.
     
  11. FerrariFrank1

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    I NEVER use an Automatic car wash. I either hand wash at home,if I'm up to it. Or go to one of those Self Service Bays with the High Power sprayer. But,the Ferrari ONLY gets hand washing. My other cars go to the Sprayer.
     
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  13. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    It wasn't the sprayer or the brushes that concerned me. But the car got hooked on the tire boot. I had only traction on the other rear to get out of that trap. It was bad.
     
  14. FerrariFrank1

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    I tried,once,back in the Mid 80's to take my (then) '85 Corvette through one of those thingies. The tires were almost too wide to fit in the tracks. I could hear them squealing and squeaking all the way through.The Brushes made swirls in the paint. The bottom of the (low) car scraped a few times,then,at the end,when the Blower "Plops" down on the windshield. It had such a raked back windshield,I thought it was going to shatter when that thing hit it. Then,as it pushed the car out,more bottom scraping. That was it for me. But,even with my "Regular" cars,don't like the Brushes rubbing and making swirls. I just like those do it yourself,touchless spray booth's. They work fine on my other cars. And,I hand wash the Ferrari,because I don't want any water going into my spotless engine bay.:) But,MOST importantly,no water going down my windows down into the Doors. I've seen too many Ferrari's with Rust Bubbles on the bottoms of the Door panels because of the Water getting trapped down there with nowhere to go. But,I found a guy who has Fiberglas Door Skins for 308's that have had that problem.
     
  15. Mike E.

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    Dec 16, 2003
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    Ok, The auto detail seminar is on the calendar,but the date has changed. It will be on Saturday April 24th from 10am. to 1pm. at Fox Valley Motorcars.I will list it on our web site with more details in a week or two.
     
  16. Dave Bendl

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    Looks like a good event Mike. It should be very beneficial to a number of us.
    Dave
     
  17. Darolls

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    GREAT!

    We can also hold a celebration for my Birthday (belated), which will have been on the 15th; if I should live so long! :(

    I'll buy lunch, or dinner.......whatever.......for those from our group that attend.

    Now.........you guys have to pick the place for our gastronomic enjoyment!

    What are the requests?

    By the way, nothin' fancy, as I try to survive on a limited income.

    Ya know, I've been out of work for 23 years! :)
     
  18. Tod328gts

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    I would like to attend also, Fox Valley is only two blocks from my house, that would work out great, and if the weather is better by then, maybe we all can pull up in our F-cars??? HAH and take over that Lambo and Lotus dealer with F-cars.... :)

    Lunch...Dinner sound great Skip. There is a nice steak place right next door or we can go down North Av to Portillos??? ;)
     
  19. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Looking forward to it. Maybe afterwards I get a better understanding of what all these fancy duck shaped bottles are about in Griot's Garage.
    :)

    I'll gladly volunteer my car for practice cleaning.

    PS: Over lunch we'll get a chance to discuss the results of the qualifying session of the first European GP this year. Ain't that neat!
     
  20. FerrariFrank1

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    Ahhh.....the difficulties of the Idle Rich...:) HeeHeeHee! Yes,that sounds great. If you are really on a budget,there's a White Castle a few miles East on 64. :( Just kidding!!!:) Skip,your Birthday is April 15th.,? Tax day? Mine is Feb. 15th.
     
  21. Darolls

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    White Castle sounds great! I should be able to handle spending 15 bucks to feed us!! :)

    My Birthday is always such fun; I get to send off 2 checks to the State, and 2 to the IRS. Mike knows what I'm talking about!

    I guess the true gift is in giving, not in receiving. :(
     
  22. FerrariFrank1

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    Well,there's also Diamonds Gentlemens Club a couple miles West.....
     
  23. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Photo op?

    Nevermind...
     
  24. FerrariFrank1

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    Now THAT would be fun!!! :)
     
  25. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Yup.
    Not to hijack this good thread too far, but I always wanted to take some pics in the gentlemen's club in Indy where the ceiling is full of race cars. They have a 333SP hanging from the ceiling. Man, I'd love to take some pics there. Helas.
     
  26. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
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    Has any one heard anything more on this event??? Was going through my calendar and noticed this on it but hadn't heard anything else on here.

    Just thought i would bring this thread back to life...

    :)
     
  27. DN35

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    FCA newsletter shows this as an FCA event on 4/24 at FVM....
     
  28. Michael RPM

    Michael RPM Formula Junior

    Apr 10, 2002
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    Yes, this event will take place on 4/24. All of our customers are welcome as well as FCA members. (and of course F-Chatters!) Feel free to contact me if you need any more info.
    Mike
    redline74@aol.com
     

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