NOTE: I did a search, but couldn't find any referece to this VERY interesting story... if a thread DOES exist, please delete. Mike in Kuwait **** In late 1951, the well-known Swedish ice racing champion, "Hooky" Sundberg, ordered a new racer from Ferrari with a special custom spyder body from Vignale. Upon taking delivery of his new car at the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy, he drove it back to Sweden himself, over the midwinter sandy and muddy oads of northern Europe. He raced the car only three times, during January and February of 1952, before the newly designed two-inch spikes mounted on the car's tires proved to be treacherous. During the third race, the spikes offered too much traction in a turn and the car overturned, crushing "Hooky" underneath and killing him. This website: http://www.tinmantech.com/html/ferrari.php tells the story of the rebuilding of that car over a two-year period at a cost of more than $132,000.