i think this qualifies as an off topic ferrari question,

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by bradd, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. bradd

    bradd Rookie

    Dec 11, 2005
    hi there
    i was wondering if any of you could help me, im an art student at university and for my latest brief i have been asked to look at the work of ferrari,
    i am currently trying to gather an opinion of what ferrari represents.
    so far i have got answers like


    -a lifestyle


    -Football players.

    -Miami Vice

    -Magnum ( Tom Selleck)


    your thoughts would really be appreciated,
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  3. Turb0flat4

    Turb0flat4 Formula 3

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    Not an F-car owner, so possibly uninformed (I'm hoping unbiased) views here.

    On the plus side, the prancing horse represents :

    - Passion

    - Exclusivity

    - Racing pedigree

    - Beauty

    On the minus side, it has come to be associated with :

    - Snob value

    - Temperamental behaviour

    - Expense of maintenance.

    Please, no flaming, these are subjective impressions, which is what the orig. poster was asking for, I think.
  4. acehole

    acehole Formula Junior

    Dec 14, 2004
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    Try looking a bit deeper than those face value connotations you mentioned.

    Try think of it interms of Archetypes. What would be the Archetype of a ferrari driver?
  5. pete04222

    pete04222 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Peter Cyr
    I don't think there is an archetypical Ferrari driver. They span a wide range from royalty to backyard mechanics. A couple common traits though would probably be a love for the automobile and the freedom it represents. Not to be simply transported from point a to point b but to be in control of a performance machine and be one with it. It needs you just as much as you need it. For the Ferrari driver, the "gettin' there" is much more fun than the "bein' there". I know I always take the long way home.

    Hope that helps some.
  6. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
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    Komrade Jung
    automotive icon
    racing history
    legendary drivers and races
    excellence in styling and engineering

    "football players"
    "snob factor"
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  8. bradd

    bradd Rookie

    Dec 11, 2005
    thanks for all the input, helping me to make a rather wierd project.
  9. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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    Mar 21, 2004
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    search for perfection
    esthetics AND function
  10. Korr

    Korr F1 World Champ
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    Fill in your profile, ask for a ride from someone in your area. There are a few people that could be happy to help you out.

    Do that, and form your own opinion of Ferrari and use your own experiences to put that into the subject matter.
  11. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    #9 Jdubbya, Dec 12, 2005
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  13. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Good advice. :)
  14. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    All of those except for that last one! Ack! :p
  15. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey, I had to throw one of my car in there!
  16. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Carbon McCoy
    Awesome professor...!

    Ferrari represents many things to many people - as you've already seen... It's a rich part of Italian culture and an integral part of motorsport history... To me, Ferrari represents the pinnacle of passionate automotive excellence... It represents beauty beyond all other beauties... It represents my gratitude for my ability to hear...

    It represents myriad things to many people... Good luck on your report and let us know how it turns out...
  17. Ferrari0324

    Ferrari0324 F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
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    Like most others have said, I think the thing Ferrari represents most is Passion. Take the opinion of going for a ride in one, and you will understand.

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