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How did you originally find out about FerrariChat.com?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rob lay, Nov 10, 2003.

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How did you originally find out about FerrariChat.com?

  1. Forza Ad

  2. Cavallino Ad

  3. Link from other site (FCA or others)

  4. Word of mouth

  5. Other (If so, please post in the thread where)

  6. Previous ExpensiveCar.com member

  7. Search Engine

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  1. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
    Staff Member Admin Owner Miami 2018

    Dec 1, 2000
    49,101
    Southlake, TX
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    Rob Lay
    As we're looking at more marketing, DES brought up this as a good idea to see where everyone found out about FC. Thanks.
     
  2. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Apr 3, 2001
    11,234
    Austin, TX
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    Randy
    expensivecar.com! (the pre-Fchat forum) I can still recall my first posts.
     
  3. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Dec 1, 2000
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    Good point, that should be an option, you can change your vote. Thanks.
     
  4. KennyH

    KennyH F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Aug 13, 2001
    5,218
    NYC
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    Kenny
    WillH (CountachXX) told me about this site way back when... How do I miss those days :).
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 6, 2002
    70,563
    Houston, Texas
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    Bubba
    Well, I was told of a thread on this site, where my World's Fastest Art Car had been spotted in Houston.

    Travelling on my work day commute in on Hwy. 290. I had recently been hit by a truck so the side of my car was a little the worse for wear.

    I thought that was unusual until I visited the site and studied the "Ferrari Spotters" thread. Then I realized ya'll talk about other folks ALL THE TIME!!!! LOL

    I joined in, so as to defend my honor!
     
  6. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

    Mar 19, 2002
    1,177
    Sunny SoCal
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    Eric
    I had originally seen the ad in the back of Forza, but as I wasn't a Ferrari owner myself and wasn't much into chats or forums, I wasn't sure if I really wanted to check it out.

    Then one day I was searching for info on something Ferrari related (google I think), Ferrarichat turned up in my search. So I thought what the hell, and checked it out. I discovered that it was actually a pretty awsome site, so ended up joining and here I am.
     
  7. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2003
    275
    Louisiana
    Other

    I was doing a Google search and one was a link to FerrariChat
     
  8. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,617
    California
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    Carbon McCoy
    i was searching for something using AOL's Keyword: search feature... Found this site by accident and the rest is history... Only took me close to 15 months to finally come up with something usable... :)
     
  9. Cannoli

    Cannoli Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2003
    355
    California
    Full Name:
    Norman

    Ditto ...
     
  10. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Dec 1, 2000
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    Rob Lay
    Hmmm, I should add Search Engine as an option even though I've never submitted the site to one, I know they've found me, I see their bots on my server all the time. You can revote after I add it.
     
  11. Garretto

    Garretto F1 Rookie

    Sep 3, 2003
    3,927
    Bilbao, Spain
    Full Name:
    Rodolfo Di Pietro
    OTHER: Ferrari Telaio mailing list
     
  12. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Dec 1, 2000
    49,101
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    Rob Lay
    Ahh, welcome, that's a very prestigous list, wish I could get on it. I don't have any value to add though, someday I hope to be a historian.
     
  13. mondial86

    mondial86 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    298
    MA
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    David Holmes
    I GOT MY mONDIAL AND 2 HOURS LATER THE WATER PUMP WAS LEAKING , I DID A SEARCH AND IT BROUGHT ME TO FERRARI CHAT ,AND A FEW HOURS LATER I HAD THE PUMP OUT . THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR A DO IT YOUR SELFER LIKE ME .
     
  14. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    May 31, 2001
    14,143
    Florida or Argentina
    Full Name:
    Martin W.
    Rob it has been 2 1/2 years ago....

    I can not remember what color underwear I was wearing yesterday and you ask me how I heard of F-Chat?

    ...gettin old I guess.

    ...must have been in "Seniors Health"
    :)
     
  15. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
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    Nov 26, 2001
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    Yes, I have one
    A mention on the Ferrari Email List, back before I finally got fed up with cLYde and his syncophants.
     
  16. ferraridriver

    ferraridriver F1 Rookie
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    Aug 8, 2002
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    Dave
    I was doing the lunch thing with Luca di Montezemolo a few years ago and he mentioned he gets a lot of ideas from this site. He said he occasionally posts under the name of "Mr. Green" ;) ;) :eek:
     
  17. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

    Jul 24, 2003
    1,038
    Orange County, NY
    Full Name:
    Thomas Buckley
    Rob,
    I found out about the Chat on Ferrarilist. There was discussion about a lot of people jumping over to the Chat. So I jumped too. Glad I did.

    Tom
     
  18. Bryanp

    Bryanp F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Aug 13, 2002
    3,678
    Santa Fe, NM
    I was on tomyang.com a couple of years ago, and a 3x8 owner came on wanting to know about timing belts. and some of the vintage v-12 people replied "belts? belts? we do chains here; go to ferrarichat.com." and I thought, if there are Ferrari people there, I must check it out . . .
     
  19. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 28, 2003
    38,914
    Texas!
    Hmmm... is this one of those existential questions? That is, was there life before FC? Or is FC the only life worth knowing?

    Trying to remember... I was obsessing big time over whether to buy the Maranello. Even though I got one heck of a deal on the car, I'm still a beancounter at heart. I somehow stumbled across FC while zig zagging around the Internet. Where had you been all my life! Of course, reading about Dave's problems with his Maranello only made things worse. I remember reading every "550" and "Maranello" hit in the archives. But the more I read, the worst it got. Everything started going dark. Then I started reading Mr. G's posts about his cars. Suddenly there was light. The birds started singing. My penis grew by 24" inches. I realized, like the wise man at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival who tore off all his clothes and ran naked through the crowd throwing bags of reefer to everybody while chanting, "Give it all away. It will come back sooner or later" that it is only money. Every since then, life has been good. Even though I don't have one because I spend so much time on FC!

    Mahatma Tax
     
  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Oct 3, 2002
    44,722
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Andreas
    Actually from the previous owner of my car. Life changed for the better after the purchase, obviously for two good reasons.
     
  21. Garretto

    Garretto F1 Rookie

    Sep 3, 2003
    3,927
    Bilbao, Spain
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    Rodolfo Di Pietro
    Oh I'm no historian. Just an active s/n spotter. Mostly modern :)
     
  22. ralessi

    ralessi Formula 3

    May 26, 2002
    1,093
    Houston, TX
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    Rikk
    I voted link, which is most likely what happened, but to be honest I really don't exactly remember...
     
  23. ronr

    ronr Formula Junior

    Oct 30, 2002
    801
    DFW, TX
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    Ron
    I got a link from some other site. I was searching around other sites (from a search engine) doing research before I bought my car. I poked around FerrariChat, and liked it a lot. Then I saw R. Lay's name, and said, "Hey, I used to drink beer with that guy!"
     
  24. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
    6,099
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    Mr. Doody
    when i started hunting for a 355, i believe i was referred to ferrarichat by a member over at http://www.funcarsonline.com/ .

    doody.
     
  25. Mark(study)

    Mark(study) F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 13, 2001
    5,887
    Clearwater, FL
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    Mark

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