Coco Chinetti

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  1. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
    San Antonio
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    Russ Turner
    Am copy posting from another thread, but is Coco Chinetti the same person as Luigi Chinetti, Jr?
    Many thanks
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  3. barchetta

    barchetta Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
    I am not 100% positive, but I believe Coco is Luigi Chinetti's son.
  4. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
    Yes. Coco is his nickname. He's interviewed in the current Sports Car Market. Oh, to have his life!
  5. Bryanp

    Bryanp F1 Rookie
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    Aug 13, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    just to be clear, Luigi "Coco" Chinetti, Jr. is the son of Luigi Chinetti, Sr.

    At the '97 FCA National, I got to hear Coco tell stories about being a kid at the 1949 LeMans when his dad won for Ferrari, driving about 23 of the 24 hours.
  6. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    The same mag that calls a Must go to for anyone serious about Ferraris.

    Kudos to Rob for that.

    Sorry about the thread theft.
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  8. CTEV2

    CTEV2 Karting

    Feb 4, 2004
    New Orleans
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    Charlie Thomas
    Where does Coco reside?
  9. Erik330

    Erik330 Formula Junior

    May 8, 2004
    Canada, according to a recent thread. Could be wrong but that's what I saw.
  10. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    for years coco lived in cos cob , ct. cos cob is a small town in greenwich,ct.

    i used to see coco blasting down cat rock rd in his daytona...good memories!!

  11. GTE

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    Jun 24, 2004
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    According a letter from him, published in the latest issue of Forza magazine, he resides in Hull, Quebec.
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  13. gil308

    gil308 Formula 3

    Jun 22, 2004
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    He does in fact reside in Canada. He owns a house in Stuart, FL which is currently for sale...$299,999....needs a bit of work though. Beautiful community, but the homeowners association dues are $350.00 per month...that put me out of that even has a N.A.R.T. Sticker in the front window.
  14. Erik330

    Erik330 Formula Junior

    May 8, 2004
    Hmmm, doesn't Ray Jones live in Stuart, FL? :)
  15. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    Dec 14, 2003
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    That's right, and he's even a member of Vintage Euprean Auto club, up here in Montreal. He's quite a character...or as the french would say: ''un bon vivant.''
  16. ClassicFerrari

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    Jan 7, 2004
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    WOW, that is very interesting to know that he is in Canada. Cool! Last I saw him was at the Concours D'Elegance at Meadowbrook 2004 a couple of weeks ago.

    Say cheese!
  17. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    Dec 14, 2003
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    I think he's going to have a good chuckle when I tell him about this thread.
  18. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    tell him about the thread and ask him if he remembers about 25 years ago in greenwich, when the kids came to his door on halloween to trick or treat. he had no candy for us but when we saw the ferraris, it was all we needed to forget the candy!! he gave us the tour and was very impressed when the kids knew so much about nart,.

    as a note: in the garage was a fresh daytona michelotti spyder, his rosso rubino daytona coupe, and oh yeah...a 512 lm that i remember was sitting on its' trailer wheels.

    i will never forget that night and as you can see am still talking about!!!

    thanks for the memories.

  19. jpl

    jpl Formula Junior

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    #16 jpl, Aug 18, 2004
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    Back in June at the Ferrari Parade in Ottawa and in Hull. We spent a few days together talking all things Italian and Ferrari. He lives just a few minutes away (about 30 minutes) across the river, great guy with an interesting take on all things Ferrari.

    This is myself, Luigi and his wife at the Italian Ambassadors residence in Hull.
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