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  1. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

    Mar 30, 2005
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    Hi there all

    Been lurking for ages and thought it was about time I registered :eek:)

    I've been a Ferrari nut since goodness knows when and an owner since 1995. The car in question is a '91 Testarossa and it's done it's fair share of FOC track days at Silverstone and Thruxton which to be honest is the only place you can really enjoy the full potential of the car!

    Anyways here I am and I intend to post as and when I've got anything worthwhile adding

    I should add I own and run the car with my father and hope to attend some meets in the not too distant future as/when family commitments allow
     
  2. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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  3. tomw

    tomw Formula 3

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    Hello! Another member for the 12 cylinder club too, Steve and Simon will be pleased.
     
  4. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    the car is most definately getting to the point where it could do with some work cosmetically especially the rear valance where the exhausts protrude

    I have to say I love the car but so many people seem to dislike the car visually which I've never really understood

    It's the only Ferrari I've ever driven so I've no idea how it compares to contemporary Ferraris but I imagine it is quite an old fashioned driving experience. I very much doubt if my wife could even press the clutch pedal down!
     
  5. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    dont you mean another proper ferrari owner welcome fellow 12 cylinder in the rear owner
     
  6. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    I have to say when the flat-twelve is on full song it does send a shiver down the spine!!

    Such a shame Ferrari have abandoned the mid-engine configuration for the twelve cylinder cars
     
  7. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    give this chap free subscription as he knows what he is on about dont listen to the 8 cylinder owners on here as they only have 2/3 of what you have
     
  8. elms

    elms Formula Junior

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    I know what you mean. But i was having a conversation with a well versed Ferrari mechanic last week and he agreed with me that the Testarossa is a fabulous looking machine. Very 80's styling I know but sure beats the modern stuff for road presence.
     
  9. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

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    How about if they've got 2 ? Have they got 25% more than you?
    Or just lower fuel bills?
     
  10. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    I agree it is very distinctive and pretty much unmistakable. As for road presence people do tend to move over fairly quickly!
     
  11. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    why have 2 have it all in one car more power
     
  12. Hud

    Hud F1 Veteran
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    Welcome from the 8 cylinder side. How does sharing it with your dad work out - many arguements yet?
     
  13. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Hi P P

    Good to Welcome another 12 Cylinder in the Rear

    :D :D :D
     
  14. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    luckily we both share the same ethos, the car is there to be driven! I don't get to drive it as often as I used to but then again when I do it makes the experience even more special

    I think now the car is getting older it's even more enjoyable. One of my colleagues said his Mitsu Evo whotist would blow the Testarossa away and I don't doubt it quite honestly but do I care? not in the slightest
     
  15. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    I'm almost 100 % sure this is Graham Piper. How sad.
     
  16. Hud

    Hud F1 Veteran
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    do you have a red light that flashes a warning?!!
     
  17. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    No, i can see his IP address .
     
  18. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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    Cant be his Dad has sold his Ferrari now has a Porrche

    RAY360M
     
  19. Hud

    Hud F1 Veteran
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    Good job he wasnt the forger in 'The Great Escape'
     
  20. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    :D He's a touch 1 dimensional. All his characters own 512s.
     
  21. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    THE GREAT TEA ARSE IS BACK, sussed when i saw the word ethos.............................no one else on here uses big words like that :D
     
  22. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Funny, because there is a guy that comes down the Lion who owns a testarossa with his father.

    Glad I didn't welcome him aboard as I would have looked a right charlie, and that isn't my ethos!
     
  23. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    well the ban was too long, he is bound to keep re-registering.........I have seen worse topics on here lately than the one that got him banned
     
  24. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    we should have an animesty on here and let tea arse back on as he did fight on the beaches of dunkirk for us
     
  25. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    I knew it too.
    He's funny
     

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