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Grand Opening Ferrari Tampa Bay

Discussion in 'Florida' started by AEHaas, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. TheCarcierge

    TheCarcierge Formula 3

    Feb 1, 2004
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    Scott Saidel
    Oh, I beg to differ - working for Onofrio for 8 years could definitely give you that many gray hairs!!!!

    Scottie
     
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  3. bigdog68

    bigdog68 Karting

    Jul 8, 2008
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    Shamile, don't worry I did not get an invite either and my father was Ferrari of Central Florida's first customer, it helps that we know Frank, just not enought to go to the new stores opening. I was at FoCF the other day picking up a new battery for the 360 and Rocky was telling me about the new store, it really looks impressive.

    On a side note there are two Alfa 8C's at the Orlando store, guess who got in one!
     
  4. open roads

    open roads F1 Rookie
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    I see an old friend, Tom LaPoint is sales manager. I'll be looking forward to a visit some day.
     
  5. chrislamborghiniatlanta

    chrislamborghiniatlanta Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I don't think Tom is there anymore. Chris Warren in the GM, great guy and a friend. They have a great sales guy there also named Levi, another good friend. Make sure you guys stop in and see them. I love the Formula One chicane in the front of the store, looks cool!!! Maybe we could borrow some of the Florida weather for up here.
     
  6. andy308

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    Is this the same Levi that just left FOA a few months ago?
     
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  8. targanero

    targanero Formula 3

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    Where in Tampa is it? I'm in St. Pete a lot in the winter and go into Tampa fairly often - would love to check it out.
     
  9. ROULEUR

    ROULEUR Formula Junior

    Dec 15, 2008
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    Yes, it is the same person. Great guy. The dealership is off of Tampa Road in Clearwater area. It is a couple of miles North of Dimmitt Rolls Bentley on 19 or 41 whichever it is.
     
  10. Dohangs

    Dohangs F1 Rookie
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    Beautiful looking dealership. I'll have to make a trip to Tampa to see it in person.
     
  11. bbs911

    bbs911 Formula Junior

    May 31, 2007
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    It's actually in Palm Harbor.
     
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  13. shifted6

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  14. testarob

    testarob F1 Rookie

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    Great pics. Thanks!
     
  15. kara

    kara Formula Junior

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    Wow looks like a nice dealership.
    Thanks for the pictures.
     
  16. flnick26

    flnick26 Karting

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Thank you for the compliments.

    It is a wonderful structure. I was impressed by the architectue and the layout of the place. they have a gallery style clean room for working on engines. and if its your engine, you can watch via streaming video through your email if you dont want to be in the showroom. Maybe it's just me but i thought it was a very cool feature.


    I would highly suggest anyone in the area going in to the dealership. the staff is very welcoming and helpful. I appreciate that being an 18 year old who is interested in owning a "few" ferrari's some day. They will be organizing local events as well!
     
  17. ferrariKP

    ferrariKP F1 Rookie

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    Beautiful showrooms w/ several cool Ferraris
     
  18. dlynes

    dlynes Formula 3

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    I am planning a visit tomorrow.
     
  19. andy6789

    andy6789 Formula Junior

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    nice pictures Ali, looks like an awesome showroom and service area.
     
  20. dlynes

    dlynes Formula 3

    Oct 16, 2004
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    I visited the dealership today and had the pleasure of meeting one of the salesmen there named Bob. Great guy!! When times comes I would love to buy from him!

    Dealership was beautiful!! my dream garage!!

    Scuds and 430s everywhere and.....

    the first 16M red in the states!!!!

    beautiful!!

    pictures to come ; )
     
  21. flnick26

    flnick26 Karting

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    That 16M looks awesome!
     
  22. dlynes

    dlynes Formula 3

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    beautiful dealership and great people. I am sorry I posted the 16M pictures b4 the lucky owner could view it himself. Please enjoy it and it's beautiful health. Hopefully you are a local owner and will attend future events.
     
  23. Gotti

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    May 12, 2005
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    I remember seeing a segment about Ferrari of Tampa Bay on CNN. The segment said that Ferrari of Tampa Bay is one of the only privately owned Ferrari dealerships and all other Ferrari dealerships are owned by Ferrari. Is this true?
     
  24. flnick26

    flnick26 Karting

    Jan 16, 2009
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    I am not sure as to how many are privately owned vs. factory owned. It would seem to me that all dealerships are privately owned...I would like insight on that as well.


    But yes this dealership is privately owned by Onofrio Triarsi. he also owns a few other dealerships. Ferrari of Central Florida, Lamborghini Bergen County NJ, as well as Classic Coach and Repair in NJ
     
  25. dlynes

    dlynes Formula 3

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    I am not 100% sure but I would think Fcar dealerships are privately owned and licensed to sell thru Ferrari. I thought I once heard a rumor saying many dealerships lost their licenses for excessively selling over MSRP.

    I was also told that the owner of Tampa Bay Fcar, also owns 2 other Fcar dealerships.
     

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