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Fire at the Ferrari Factory!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Anthony_Ferrari, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Anthony_Ferrari

    Anthony_Ferrari Formula 3

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    Got this from pipass.com:
    "According to reports coming out of Italy, part of the Ferrari factory was damaged by fire in the early hours of this morning.

    It's understood that the fire affected part of the the road car division and not the race car factory which is situated in another part of Maranello.

    Nobody was injured in the fire though several new prototypes are understood to have been damaged."

    Does anyone know more?
     
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  3. Bertus

    Bertus Formula 3

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    That's awfull!!
     
  4. alx355gt

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    Hopefully it was just a small fire and there isn't too much damage :(.

    Greets, Alex.
     
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  6. Doody

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    Fire damages Ferrari headquarters
    Tue 16 March, 2004 11:40

    MILAN, March 16 (Reuters) - A fire damaged part of Ferrari's headquarters on Tuesday, burning several prototype cars being developed at the Maranello production site.

    "We intervened at around 1 a.m. (0000 GMT)," said an official from the local fire brigade. "A hangar in the experimental section containing several car prototypes was burning. The fire is now under control."

    A Ferrari spokesman said nobody had been injured and work in most of the affected building had already been transferred to a new factory.

    He said the fire caused damage to some prototype cars and equipment.

    The fire official said firefighters were still at Maranello which is near Ferrari's test track site at Fiorano.
     
  7. tifosi

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    hopefully everyone is ok, how long before these prototypes show up on ebay or 20 years from now someone claims to have one that survived
     
  8. amenasce

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    **** !! My Enzo GT !! Arghhh !! :D
     
  9. Bertus

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    And so far reports that Ron Dennis and Frank Williams were heard singing Billy Joel's 'We didn't start the fire' have not been verified.
     
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  11. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    ALLAN????????????????????????????????????????????

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  12. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Man, that sucks. Hope this doesn't slow down Brian's Stradale delivery date.
     
  13. bostonmini

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    solop- HEHEHE, yes, that was the one car that was irrepairably damaged:( I wonder what these prototypes were...575 replacements:)
     
  14. Nationaltec

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    Anyone know Al Lambo's whereabouts just before 1am? Hummmm


    He went for the Gallardo's latest competition...


    pw..

    just kiddin ya bud..
     
  15. tifosi69

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    LOL Does sound like the work of F1 arsonists.
     
  16. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    first thing to cross my mind was Brian's Titanio Stradale - uh oh!

    I hope no one was hurt.
     
  17. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

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    LOL
     
  18. zjpj

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    360 replacement won't be here until 2010 at this rate
     
  19. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    Just imagine....
    360 and 575 replacement prototypes= damaged :(
    And maybe a Enzo sucessor prototype is also burned ...

    Okay who did it? Allan ? or the McLaren guys :D (you know McLaren is coming out a new car in 2008 I think to compete vs the 360 replacement)
     
  20. Prancing_Horse

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  21. 96impalaSS

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    Damage to prototype cars!!! Man that sucks this is awful.
     
  22. PSk

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    **** that would be the last straw ... :D, sorry Brian but that was exactly the same thought that I had ...

    Pete
     
  23. Mako99

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    You, nor anyone else, has any idea what they're talking about. For all we know the "prototype" cars were simply warehoused old show cars from years past.

    Also fyi, it's way too early for even theoretical discussions of the next Ferrari supercar by management, let alone a prototype, lol. They're too busy dropping the ugly 612 and strange looking Maser 4-door on our heads.
     
  24. Auraraptor

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    ROFL!!
     
  25. Horsefly

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    Just for Allanlambo.
     
  26. WJHMH

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    LMAO!!! BBQ'ed horsey
     

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