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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by mondial86, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. mondial86

    mondial86 Formula Junior

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    I know thst some of you never drive your cars in the rain ,and never with salt on the road. I try to avoid bad weather as well but sometimes it happens. my friend took these pictures in col. last spring and I was happy to see that there was salt all over these wonderfull old and new cars.rember it can be washed off .DRIVE THEM ,CLEAN THEM!
    DAVID
     
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  3. mondial86

    mondial86 Formula Junior

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  4. mondial86

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  5. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    Here are 2 pictures of wet Ferraris from last year's Whistler event.

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  6. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    They didn't melt and work just fine the the wet stuff.

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  8. 62 250 GTO

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    I have a little 924 and I don't drive it in the snow or rain.
     
  9. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    maybe some people don't drive them not becuase they don't want to get them dirty but because they are not confident enough to drive in the conditions and maybe subconsciously or consciously are afraid of crashing and causing a lot of damage (?)
     
  10. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

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    I'll admit I don't drive my car in the rain because I don't want the extra cleaning effort it entails. Yep, american laziness at its best.
     
  11. Jerrari

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    I don't drive in the wet:
    1) Because it's no fun.
    2) Too much time to clean it afterwards.

    IMO, driving in salt is crazy. Where are you going to wash the car when it's freezing outside? The salt becomes a frozen blob on the underside that you can't hardly get off unless you have hot high pressure water, and who has this at home? As the salt sits on the steel, it slowly eats away at your precious car. If you stop at the car wash, you still have the drive home which puts MORE salt on the car.
     
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  13. Willis360

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    Fortunately, salt's not used around here.
     
  14. Dutchman

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    I would never drive the car in salt. But rain would not hurt her I guess.

    Ton
     
  15. jbanzai

    jbanzai Formula 3

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    I won't be concerne about driving the Ferrari in the rain if I were alone on the road. I try not to drive mine on the rain, because there are too many clumpsy drivers in the road when it rains.

    At least here in Spain and in Southern California is that way.

    - Julio.
     
  16. mondial85

    mondial85 Karting

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    Yeah, I never understood why owners refuse to let the car see rain. I think Ferrari understands that there is rain in this world and designs their cars accordingly. Thats why they have windshield wipers. In fact I drove it last weekend in the rain and my friend took a pic because he couldnt believe what I was doing...
     
  17. Dutchman

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    Nice Mondial! What year is it?

    Ton
     
  18. noony

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  19. jbanzai

    jbanzai Formula 3

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    I drive it under the rain, but only when I am sure I am not going to be in a major traffic area or highway while rainning.

    Can you imagine how it feels to be in the 405 near LA under heavy traffic and raining, sitting stoped in your Ferrari surrounded by tons of SUVs with moms driving around you with a cup of coffee in one hand and a mobile phone in the other and children jumping inside their cars!!!

    It gets really scarry!!!!


    Julio.
     
  20. mondial85

    mondial85 Karting

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    My Mondials a 1985. Here's another pic my friend took. As you can tell, Im not happy that he's making such a big deal of the fact im driving in the rain.
     
  21. Dutchman

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    Sorry, I did not pay enough attention to the name! It was obvious to be an '85. I drove my 328 in the rain a couple of times and it did not make any difference. Just have to watch the throttle.

    Ton
     
  22. rudy

    rudy Formula Junior

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    I agree. You're sitting at a stop light and you hear that sickening sound of a car with locked up wheels on a wet road....followed by that thud. I used to drive my 355 with the top down in the rain through Topanga Cyn road here in Los Angeles, then put it up when I got to PCH. It was great. This was VERY early in the morning.
     
  23. 365boy

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    I have just had a very frustrating weekend of blue, sunny skies but roads covered in salt - so didn't take the chance.

    I also think you'd be crazy to go out in a Ferrai in salt, especially in anything pre 1980... (By the way, does anyone know if there is an Italian word for 'rustproofing'...?!).

    Also, I wish the owner would take the mudflaps off that lovely 330 GTC...! :)

    John
     
  24. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    NO, er, what is that? :)

    Pete
     
  25. Napolis

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    My 275GTB,308,and TR were daily drivers and I drove them in rain and snow. I drive my new Maser coupe daily as well. These shots were taken on the Colorado Grand and when you use your car on any event it gets messy. Cars like these get full service and cleaning after events so it's really no big deal. When I took my MK-IV to Goodwood it got so muddy that US customs wouldn't let it back in until Agricultural Dept signed off as it had too much "Foreign soil". Taking it apart and cleaning is all part of it.
     
  26. 62 250 GTO

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    Yes. It's pronunced ga ra ge.
     
  27. TOM B

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    #24 TOM B, Jan 19, 2004
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    I'm off to Sears to buy some drill bits and hacksaw blades. I promise to wash her when I get back. About a gallon of Griot's Speed Shine and some 70's rock on the CD player. Three hours later she'll be good enough for 1st place at Cavalino. Well, maybe not, but at least you won't need a tetanus shot after riding in her. :)

    I love driving my Ferrari !

    Tom
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  28. rudy

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    It's kinda' rugged and cool looking dirty.
     

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