News

Corvettes whilst driving my 360

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Husker, Dec 25, 2020.

  1. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 4, 2004
    32,317
    Texas
    Full Name:
    David
    Corvette owners convince themselves they are so much smarter than the Ferrari owners.
    More car for less money. "Lets race so I can prove it to myself".

    A friend of mine does custom garage floors and if he shows up for a bid, and there is a Corvette around, he pretty much assumes no sale.
    Corvette owners are typically also cheapskates.
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. mestlick

    mestlick Rookie

    Jul 26, 2018
    4
    Colorado
    Full Name:
    Michael Estlick
    When I'm in the Testarossa and someone notices me, I'll give her a little rev, or drop a gear or two and put my foot down, or just beep the ridiculous horn. People just want to see and hear it. I never get an attitude or race anyone, and people really seem to enjoy it. The TR's not going to beat anything off the line. I love seeing and hearing a nice Corvette or Mustang, if they want to rev it or drop the hammer. Same with seeing a Porsche out in the canyons, had some good times trying to keep up.

    Driving my BMW is a different experience. People really do get angry at me, people even yell at me some times. And I'm usually just leisurely cruising with the top down, signaling all my turns, totally not driving like a jackass.

    I've driven my dad's C3 Corvette a few times. People really love seeing those too, it's like 75% of the attention that the TR gets.
     
  4. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    22,241
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
    I think people generally respond well to older cars...T
     
    Il Co-Pilota and paulchua like this.
  5. donkost

    donkost Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 1, 2016
    295
    Blandon, PA
    Yes that is quite true. Whether I'm getting gas in my '71 Mach 1 429 Cobra Jet 4 speed (Grabber Green, numbers-matching) or my '85 Mondial QV Cab (Red w/348 wheels, no shields), people will talk to me from the other side of the pump. With the '71 Mach 1 I have had people walk from the far end of the gas station to chat. This is in eastern PA where people generally don't even make eye contact with strangers. The old cars always bring back memories. I had a guy in an older LR Discovery quote me all of the Mondial critical specs while he was getting gas. It sometimes catches me off guard when this occurs.
     
    paulchua and tomc like this.
  6. yoda

    yoda Formula 3

    Sep 27, 2004
    2,423
    I agree and just to clarify my post, the Evo owner had a poor reputation among his group and he was straight up bashing the 911 owner and it was a fellow Evo owner who called him out on it. It doesn't need to be about who has more money when both sides can be respectful and be equal enthusiasts. Unfortunately I've seen the jealous side of people who look down upon anyone that seems to be in a better life situation, some call it reverse snobbery.
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    22,241
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
    Sounds like a cool car. Something like this?
    https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1971-FORD-MUSTANG-MACH-1-FASTBACK-44796
    T
     
  9. donkost

    donkost Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 1, 2016
    295
    Blandon, PA
    Yes that's the one, except mine is the hydraulic lifter 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air, and the one on the BJ site has the solid lifter 429 Super Cobra Jet. 429 CJ was rated at 370 hp and 429 SCJ rated at 375 hp, both underrated. True gross hp is around 400, and it has some mods like upgraded cam, headers, MSD ignition unit. Gross hp is around 450, but a number of the modern musclecars would still win in a stoplight drag situation. I bought it from the Director of Service Engineering at Ford HQ in Dearborn MI (retired last year). He has 50 classic to modern Mustang and Shelby cars in a big warehouse garage with multiple lifts. Ford sends visiting VIP's over to tour his collection.
     
    tomc likes this.
  10. ZINGARA 250GTL

    ZINGARA 250GTL F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jun 21, 2002
    17,448
    PA
    Full Name:
    Ken
    I usually ask them how much they charge to do lawns.
     
    nicholasn and AD211 like this.
  11. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
    Moderator Owner

    Jul 1, 2013
    9,131
    Menlo Park, CA
    Full Name:
    Paul Chua
    True, I’m no kill joy. Friendly runs in unpopulated areas I have no problem with. Issue is I usually see two riced out cars doing the freeway shimmy like a couple of ass hats.

    The loser always determined not by the driver with the 'fastest' car or 'skill' - but who was lucky to avoid traffic without getting into an accident.
     
    Husker likes this.
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
    Moderator Owner

    Jul 1, 2013
    9,131
    Menlo Park, CA
    Full Name:
    Paul Chua
    Mondial always gets a bad rap - very unfairly one at that. Ferrari's most underrated model.
     
  14. Culprit

    Culprit Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 4, 2011
    329
    Santa Ana, CA
    Full Name:
    Ian
    Never respond. Don't street race. Don't try to understand it.
     
    KC360 FL, AD211 and Nembo1777 like this.
  15. donkost

    donkost Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 1, 2016
    295
    Blandon, PA
    Oh yes, I have read that time and time again in the older reviews. What I meant is that he appreciated the car and seemed surprised to see one right on the other side of the gas pump. He knew the engine size, hp, torque, that sort of thing. It seems the Mondial has graduated from the older bad rap. It is after all a longer wheelbase 308 underneath its skin. I don't ever expect it to hit the values of the 308, a perennial classic sports car, but it is certainly a unique car on its own.
     
    paulchua likes this.
  16. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 4, 2004
    32,317
    Texas
    Full Name:
    David
    No that honor goes to the Boxer !!!! ;)

    Isn't it strange that the owners of any model consider their car to be the most underappreciated ? :D
     
  17. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
    Moderator Owner

    Jul 1, 2013
    9,131
    Menlo Park, CA
    Full Name:
    Paul Chua
    Wow, the boxer? That car is a beautiful work of art. I never heard anything bad said about that car.
     
  18. donkost

    donkost Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 1, 2016
    295
    Blandon, PA
    Meant the Porsche Boxster perhaps?
     
    Solid State, Jakuzzi and paulchua like this.
  19. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 24, 2011
    5,989
    East
    They wont do it if I have my Pista or any of my other cars but perhaps they know they can take a 360.
     
  20. CoreyNJ

    CoreyNJ Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 17, 2006
    501
    New Jersey Shore
    Driving home yesterday from the tire place in my 430, at least 4 “riced up” BMWs, one at a time, would not leave me alone.

    I even hopped into the right lane to avoid one and he switched lanes and came right next to me and downshifted and rev’d multiple times.

    These guys were all an accident waiting to happen.






    Sent from my iPhone using FerrariChat.com mobile app
     
    Husker likes this.
  21. ZINGARA 250GTL

    ZINGARA 250GTL F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jun 21, 2002
    17,448
    PA
    Full Name:
    Ken
    I usually just ask ricers, how much they charge to do lawns.
     
    JP365 and CoreyNJ like this.
  22. DIGMAN52

    DIGMAN52 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jan 30, 2004
    3,522
    Dallas Texas
    Full Name:
    Philip C
    I understand the profiling, but I imagine these racer types might be under 50% of vette owners. As you know, I am a lover of a variety of exotics and musclecars, and to me the performance is the key, no matter the brand.

    I do profile the Lambo gold chain crowd as well, but Dryhole definitely doesn't fit that picture.
     
  23. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jan 11, 2001
    19,872
    Texas
    Full Name:
    Steve Magnusson
    +1 -- I almost always get a mutual, positive "we're brothers, not foes" acknowledgement wave from Corvettes
     
  24. vincep99

    vincep99 Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jun 8, 2009
    1,809
    I get similar idiotic reactions from all sorts of cars (actually never from a Corvette; good thing because I have one also), and although I am almost always temped to engage them, my better sense tells me not to; why would I have to prove anything, the car speaks for itself.
    But for every maniac reaction I get about 10 thumbs-up, so I take it in stride
     
    sisiay likes this.
  25. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    22,241
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
    I am guessing that if you are out and about driving an "old" car, that more or less designates you as an enthusiast, assuming it is not some clapped out hooptie...T
     
  26. LARRYH

    LARRYH F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jun 3, 2011
    7,178
    virginia usa
    my favorite rev up story happened to me back in 1996 I was driving a Nissan 300zxTwin Turbo pretty quick car at the time and had the T-top off was riding with my NEW wife in the passenger seat I did not see the car coming up behind me but I floored it like a bad ass and took off turns out there was a new VIPER next to me had to pull over to clean the dirt off my sun glasses and my wives hair .... needless to say within a few months I had a new Viper ... that was a fast car in the day....still laugh when I think of that he thought I wanted to race ....I lost....
     
    Wikdstrate and mikesufka like this.
  27. Meister

    Meister F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 27, 2001
    5,376
    Duluth, MN
    Full Name:
    The Meister
    Yeah we typically are cuz the ferraris and loti eat up most of the car budget.
     
  28. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 4, 2006
    3,880
    Crosslake, MN
    Full Name:
    Mike Sufka
    That was my dream car in high school ( graduated in '92 ) … You should have kept it. What color ( I wanted yellow ) ? Any pics ?

    MDS
     
    LARRYH likes this.

Share This Page