Going out today for my last drive in my 308

Discussion in '308/328' started by ddiesen, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. ddiesen

    ddiesen Karting

    Apr 6, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
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    David Diesen
    Going out today for my last drive in my 308. I have surgery tomorrow after which I will not have the ability to drive this car any further. Not bringing the wheelchair so it will make it an interesting day. Gonna try to get the carwash to wash it while I'm stuck inside and get people to put gas in it for me. My wife is mad as hell for taking it out alone (as she should be), but this is a ME moment. (So I share it on social media, so much for the ME moment) :) Image Unavailable, Please Login
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  3. Dane

    Dane Formula 3
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    Apr 25, 2002
    Manhattan, MT
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    Oh my...this is heartbreaking. I don't know you or your situation, David, but I can tell you that my heart aches for you. Seven plates on that GTB....I'm born and raised FCA/GPI. PM if you need some support. Dane
  4. ddiesen

    ddiesen Karting

    Apr 6, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
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    David Diesen
    Live in Arizona and spend time in Montana in the summer (Snowbird) registered the car in Montana because I could never get the car through emissions here.
  5. ddiesen

    ddiesen Karting

    Apr 6, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
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    David Diesen
    Had an awesome ride. Started with the Phoenix tunnel which I went through, turned around and went through again So now you know what kind of drive it was. (Yep, childlike moronic stunts) Stopped at Elwood Motor Sports in Cavecreek and Scott detailed the outside of the car since it still had about 6 months of dust and dirt from sitting in the garage, Headed out to the Forza photoshoot location, and I'll stop there so I don't incriminate myself in any unlawful acts of childlike behavior. Wore myself out and drove home.(In rushhour traffic ... AAck) So overall an awesome drive. Off to start my new adventure tomorrow and feeling good about it
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  6. ddiesen

    ddiesen Karting

    Apr 6, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
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    David Diesen
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  8. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 10, 2002
    Good luck tomorrow and in your future. Hope you are wrong on the future with your 308. Great car!
  9. ddiesen

    ddiesen Karting

    Apr 6, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
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    David Diesen
  10. ginoBBi512

    ginoBBi512 Formula Junior
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    Oct 9, 2016
    Thats a sick Fn Car , Theeee best 308 I have seen yet !! Im sorry to hear the news, Best wishes Sir.
  11. derekw

    derekw Formula 3

    Sep 7, 2010
    London, UK
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    Derek W
    Sounds like a great drive! Good luck and I’m sure you’ll have no shortage of volunteer chauffeurs :)
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  13. absostone

    absostone F1 Veteran
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    Jul 28, 2008
    Good luck to you sir. But possibly you will drive her again I hope
  14. kcabpilot

    kcabpilot Formula 3

    Apr 17, 2014
    California SF area
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    Every one of us here will one day face that last ride. At least we had it, that can never be taken away.
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  15. Hannibal308

    Hannibal308 F1 Rookie
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    Jan 3, 2012
    Kahuku / Cottonwood
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    David. So sad to hear. That said, glad your ride was so awesome.

    Seen your car at Alex’s shop while he was looking after mine. I just love your car.

    I know you worked fiberglass (boats, right?) and you MUST let us know who can do another hood like yours...I really want one for my 77 that I’m ready to pimp on a bit.

  16. rocket50

    rocket50 Formula Junior
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    So sorry to hear that David. Hopefully you are wrong about the last drive. I think I can speak for all of us though and request more pics. It looks very nicely done and I want to see more.

    I have also found that one of the things I love most about my Ferrari, is sharing it with others. Completely understand your ME moment and wanting to share with others that truly understand what these cars are all about.
  17. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie
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    Sep 27, 2007
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    totally agree, fond memories will remain forever.....good luck
  18. st@ven

    st@ven F1 Rookie
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    Aug 4, 2008
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    very sorry to hear this DDiesen

    All that will be left are the memories, and with your car they must be awesome
    wishing you all the best
  19. crinoid

    crinoid F1 Veteran
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    Apr 2, 2005
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    Terrible to hear. Wonderful looking car!
  20. JohnnyTS

    JohnnyTS Formula Junior

    Jun 3, 2012
    just outside JHB, RSA
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    All the best brother, great pics !
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  21. sltillim

    sltillim Formula 3
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    Nov 22, 2009
    San Diego
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    Spencer Tillim
    Godspeed with your health issues @ddiesen ! We support you!
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