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  1. open roads

    open roads F1 Rookie
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    Hello to all. I am moving to Sarasota this month. Moving down from Mid-Atlantic.

    I look forward to meeting a lot of you and making many new friends.

    One question. I see two threads of the many happenings but they are devoid of track days. Does FCA or the dealers sponsor DE down here? Cavallino is a way off.
     
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  3. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Not too many FCA days

    You have Italian Cars at Daytona and Moroso Madness which are the same date

    Maybe they'll have to rename it PBIR Madness now :)

    Then Cavallino in Jan

    There are plenty other clubs for track dates in FL though if you want

    Like

    Drivenasafl.com

    chinmotorsports.com

    hookedondriving.com

    safemotorsports.com

    erme

    and I probably missed 1 or 2
     
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  5. open roads

    open roads F1 Rookie
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    Thanks guys. I've got a good friend in Miami (I lived there ten years) getting his first Ferrari, a California. I would like him to get involved more and want to get him in a couple cars and get some training before he gets his car.

    I will miss the hills up here.
     
  6. open roads

    open roads F1 Rookie
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    Oh. And the turns. The roads actually turn up here.

    Last week I was driving from Palm Beach to Sarasota and right around Okechobee there was a turn, of all things. LOL
     
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  8. BT

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    I'd recommend www.***********.com for your firend. Guy is a sponsor here, and has absolutely top shelf instructors. I went to an introductory track night event, it was first class!
    BT
     
  9. LetsJet

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    Stan,

    Are you moving permanently or just for the winter?

    If you're heading down to FL for good, I wish you the best!

    Have a great time and maybe we'll meet up down there.
     
  10. open roads

    open roads F1 Rookie
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    It's permanent but I'll always have a Maryland home. Just not with a huge garage.

    When we moved to Maryland I promised my wife that we would move back to Florida if she couldn't stand the winters. She called me on it. I joke that she moved to Florida because she couldn't stand the winters in south Georgia.

    How about yourself? I heard you moved to California. What part? We are headed out for a wine tour Sunday.
     
  11. open roads

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    BT thanks for that. It looks like the right thing.

    I remember your helping in the past when we chatted. Thanks again.

    Stan
     
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  13. BT

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    If you are going to be joining us for Cavallino week in January we will be having another Steak out on Friday after the track day.
    :)
    BT
     
  14. open roads

    open roads F1 Rookie
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    A big smile just came across my face. I remember the threads on the last two.

    I'll pray for good weather.
     
  15. LetsJet

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    I respect your wife..... She has the same issue as me.... The cold winters. I'm spending winters in LA and Hawaii so I haven't technically left the area.

    I wish you all the best in Florida and I'm seriously considering that area too.

    I think I have about a month here before I depart.
     
  16. WILLIAM H

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    Training for what ? How to operate the power top ? How to interface the blue tooth correctly ? How to not allow AM DB9s to make his car look bad ? LOL
     
  17. open roads

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    LOL How not to ruin a new Ferrari. I'm afraid he may turn out to be a test pilot, and we all know how they can be. Even though he does really well with his twin (Cessna 210C I think). I gave him a 97% when we flew Tamiami to Orlando to Daytona and back for Rennsport last year.

    He just knows nothing of performance driving and I just know he will be soooo much safer with a little introduction/instruction. People are easily seduced by taking their Quatroportes down the turnpike.

    He has a couple good stories about learning to operate a boat. Even though he had previous experience operating a boat. One of those stories involves people jumping away from a dockside table as he came in.

    He's a ball of fire and a ton of fun. Just want to take care of him and he's about to enter into a new world for him.
     
  18. RoadRacer

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    Uuummmm... probably not a bad idea to contact Guy Cosmo at CosmoSport - he's accessible elsewhere on this site - a quick search will yield details. Can hook you up with professional instruction that can develop talent to match the capability of the car.
     
  19. monte patterson

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    Check out "italiancarsatdaytona.com" It is on November 13th,14th and 15th. Great track event.
     
  20. open roads

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I've been looking at it and it looks to be a fantastic event. I know it will far exceed the norm. I would really love to do it. I don't know if I can swing it with the Mrs. so soon after moving down (Halloween) and right before I go off hunting for ten days.

    I am going to work on it though. Wish me luck.
     

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