News

Franco Cimatti in Atlanta

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by dos Santos, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Hey guys,

    Its been a while, but I am the one with the 65 mustang who got everyone together for the Georgia Tech autoshow.

    Just wanted to let you know that we got Franco Cimatti (head of design at ferrari) to be the key note speaker this year.

    Therefore, theme of the show this year will be...yes...Ferrari!!!

    For those of you who don't know, we had Huibert Meiss last year, who designed the chassis for the Ford GT, and he even brought over an example of the car.

    So, the show will be April 1st this next year. I know its far off, but set that date aside on your calendars.

    ~Chris dos Santos
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. WaltP

    WaltP Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    1,467
    Cape Canaveral/Atlanta
    Full Name:
    Walt P
    I sure hope it doesn't snow.
     
  4. jeffdavison

    jeffdavison F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 29, 2002
    2,521
    Suwanee Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jeffrey Davison
    Heard you were selling your 'stang :(
    I frerquent ALL the forums.

    JD


     
  5. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Wow. Thats scary. Where did you hear that?
     
  6. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Yeah, lets hope for better weather.
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. jeffdavison

    jeffdavison F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 29, 2002
    2,521
    Suwanee Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jeffrey Davison
    One of the for sale sections on one of the stang forums, coral, vintage mustangs, mustangs and more, stangnet etc... forgot which , but it was about a month and a half ago.


     
  9. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Probably Stangnet. Do you have an old mustang?
     
  10. jeffdavison

    jeffdavison F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 29, 2002
    2,521
    Suwanee Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jeffrey Davison
    Work in progress as we speak. I met you early this year at Giovannis and we talked about stangs and that I was procuring one. You mentioned a fanatic in the area. I believe I gave you a ride in my 355 as well.

    JD


     
  11. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 4, 2001
    31,737
    Birmingham, AL
    Full Name:
    Tommy
    marking my calander now...
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    yes I remember. You were going for a blue '65 fastback right?
     
  14. two914s

    two914s Rookie

    Dec 19, 2005
    16
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Full Name:
    Sterling Skinner
    #11 two914s, Feb 1, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    The web site for the 2006 Georgia Tech Auto Show is:

    www.GaTechAutoShow.com

    The date is Saturday, April 1st, 2006 beginning at 10am

    It was GREAT to see all the red cars there last year....even in the snow.

    And I absolutely promise that it wont snow this year, no foolin' !!

    Our guest speaker will be Franco Cimatti who got his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1981. He is the "concept engineering manager" at Ferrari Auto, SpA in Maranello, Italy. He is in charge of all new car platform design in the road car division of Ferrari: as he says in his words, “the blank sheet of paper part of the process”. He has most recently been working on the Super Enzo project. Franco will be traveling with his wife from Italy and will speak on his career and the challenges of designing a modern supercar at ~2pm in the Tannenbaum Auditorium which is next to the parking lot where the cars will be shown.

    Here is a web site mentioning Franco Cimatti's recent work

    We will be holding some spaces for itallian cars that are not owned by Georgia Tech Alumni, so register on the website and put ferrarichat.com in the comment section. We do expect things to fill up much more quickly than last year due to the good weather I have promised, so please register on-line early.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  15. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 4, 2001
    31,737
    Birmingham, AL
    Full Name:
    Tommy
  16. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 27, 2004
    14,101
    Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jim Pernikoff
    #13 Gatorrari, Feb 1, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  17. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Some of you guys will get to see your cars on the website when you go to the History page, since the video I shot is on the site.

    We will meet up again for the show this year.

    Hopefully it won't snow this time! :)

    I will get details together in march about a meeting place, but I think that Perimeter Mall worked well last time.

    Lets get a BIG group coming! See you guys soon...
     
  18. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    Sterling...

    I spoke with Charlie Willis earlier this afternoon - he told me you referred him to us [FML]... Thank you. :)
     
  19. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Just wanted to remind you guys about the show coming up.

    If anyone knows of a way to get ahold of the Lotus/Lambo guys, I'd appreciate it. I have Lucas' email (white S4 esprit), but I don't know how to get ahold of any of the one guys. If you could pass the word along, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

    http://www.gatechautoshow.com/
     
  20. LMP234

    LMP234 Formula 3

    May 8, 2004
    1,517
    TN
    Full Name:
    Leon
    I'll do my best to be there, alot of school mumbo jumbo going on, but Ferraris are Ferraris :D
     
  21. lamborghinikid

    lamborghinikid Karting

    Oct 22, 2004
    136
    Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jeff Haney
    I should be able to make it this year. Last year i was doing some mods but the mods are all completed and i had the car serviced about 3 weeks ago so i should be all set. I would love to bring something this year and meet everyone. A friend of mine from Blueridge just bought a lambo as well. Maybe Me,him, and A.J could meet up and get some lambo's in there with you guys. It would be cool to meet some people from the board.
     
  22. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Jeff, nice to hear from you again. It's been a while.

    Ok guys...

    We are going to meet at Perimeter Mall again, Saturday April 1st, at 9:30.

    They are letting entrants in at 10:00, and the show starts at 11. So if we get there around 10-10:30 we'll be fine.

    For directions, basically, if you get off at the Ashford-Dunwoody exit on 285, go towards Perimeter mall (outside the perimeter). Make your first left, which is between the Home Depot Expo, and the Mall. We will gather at the corner parking lot right there, just like we did last year. I will be there around 9:15, a bit early, so you will see me there in a white E36 M3.

    Let us hope for better weather this year!!!
     
  23. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 27, 2004
    14,101
    Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jim Pernikoff
    Don't forget that 3/29 is the deadline for registering. I hope to be riding down from the perimeter with a lot of Ferraris and other exciting cars.
     
  24. LMP234

    LMP234 Formula 3

    May 8, 2004
    1,517
    TN
    Full Name:
    Leon
    Will there be a drive or anything afterwards?
     
  25. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos

    The show ends pretty early, and they will mail the trophies out to you if you don't stay for the awards ceremony, so yeah, it will be a good opportunity for you guys to go for a drive.

    Please sign up!
     
  26. dos Santos

    dos Santos Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    67
    Atlanta/Sugar Hill
    Full Name:
    Chris dos Santos
    Bump for next week.

    Who is planning on coming?
     
  27. sunburn

    sunburn Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
    693
    Dawsonville, GA
    Full Name:
    Rick R.
    I'll be there with the Bora. Should I bring snow tires?

    Rick . . . .
     
  28. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 27, 2004
    14,101
    Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jim Pernikoff
    Snow?? I hope not!!

    I'll be there with the Gatorrari, for sure. (I like any other school that also dislikes UGA and FSU.....)
     

Share This Page