I had my F40 at a dyno shop today for a few hours doing a sound recording session for an upcoming Xbox video game. It was REALLY hot in Seattle today, and we had to keep squirting water on the radiator to help keep the water temp in the safe range between runs. The water temp warning light only came on once all day, but it got near 250 degrees a few times, so we'd cool things off to 200 before proceeding again. On the way home, about 7 miles from my house, while parked at a stoplight waiting for it to turn green, the car went dead. I mean DEAD. Engine shut off, no electrical power, nothing. Luckily, I had Dan Spalding in his 360 Modena behind me, and he and two onlookers pushed it into the nearby 7-11 parking lot. First time in 8 years of Ferrari ownership that I've EVER been stranded by the side of the road. SIGH. Sad to see such a streak end. I called AAA (if you are a Ferrari owner and don't have AAA, you need your head examined) and they dispatched a flatbed. They promised the truck would be there in less than 60 minutes. Dan and I went into 7-11 for some Slurpees and chili dogs while we waited. The truck arrived about 15 mins later. The truck was brand new, and driven by the owner/operator of the tow company. This was obviously not his first low car. He was a full on pro. The only snag was that I had left the tow eye at home, but Dan drove the short distance to my house and back to fetch it. When we returned, the tow driver had wooden ramps, 2x4s, and the cable all ready for us. It was a short, safe, and uneventful trip onto the back of the truck, along the highway to my house, and a gentle roll down into my driveway. He even helped us push it into my garage. Even though AAA was paying the bill, this guy was such a pro that he certainly deserved the $20 tip. I yanked the battery, and noticed that the silver pipes coming from and to the radiator wrap around RIGHT next to the battery. When I pulled the battery, I noticed acid had leaked out of both caps. Battery was literally FRIED by the heat buildup. Everything else seems normal, and I suspect that a new battery on Monday morning will fix everything. I'm confident it will, but keep your collective fingers crossed for me just in case. Thank you Dan, thank you AAA, and thank you Maple Valley Towing!