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My Visit to Ferrari of Palm Beach:

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  1. Gatorrari

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    About 16 months ago I visited Ferrari of Scottsdale while on a trip to Phoenix and took photos which I posted on this forum. This time the target was a bit closer to home.

    While making one of my monthly long-weekend trips to Palm Beach County to visit and assist my elderly parents, I decided to visit Ferrari of Palm Beach, which had only opened fairly recently. I grabbed my pocket digital Canon camera and took the photos shown here.

    The building shown in the first photo is obviously temporary, though it is slated to be upgraded and become the Maserati showroom when the new Ferrari building is completed behind the fence seen on the left side of the photo. The second photo shows an artist's conception of the finished complex painted on the construction fence, which should look quite spectacular; note the Ferraris visible on the upper floor!
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  3. Gatorrari

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    A customer stopped by with a 430 spider for a quick visit. Hard to believe he had the top up on a perfect day for al fresco motoring!

    Interestingly the salesman there was Bud Root, formerly of Shelton down in Lauderdale and a fellow I had met several times before; in fact he remembered me. He says that Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale had completed their new showroom and that it was marvelous. I intend to pay a visit there on my longer stay down there late next month. He also said to say "Hi!" to his former Shelton cronies now up here at FoA (Will, you reading this?) and I told him that I might see him at Cavallino in January. Bud impresses me as being one of the really nice guys in the Ferrari biz, and I've seen other posts on FChat that seem to support that.

    If you ever want to visit FoPB, they're at 3980 Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach, between Palm Beach Lakes Blvd and Military Trail. They're right next to the local Mercedes dealer, which has the same owners. When they open the new building I'll add some photos here.
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  6. ppatel9

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    Nice pictures!

    Just curious though, how would they get those cars up on the second floor when the building is complete?

    Thanks for sharing Jim.
     
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  8. monte patterson

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    LOTS OF HELIUM BALOONS TIED TO THE BUMPERS. IT"S THE ITALIAN WAY.
     
  9. robert biscan

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    I'm going to look them up in a week or two.
     
  10. Diablo

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    I just heard they only have one tech left now. They started out with at least 4. At least the last man standing is now busy.
     
  11. ddemuro

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    As ridiculous as this response is, that really would be the Italian way.
     
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  13. paulie_b

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    you are right.....it is ridiculous.
     
  14. Ferrari 1

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    You are right; Bud Root IS the man!
     
  15. rse1851

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    I have know Bud since 1986 when I first went to work at Shelton's. He was still in the banking business at that time. Our standing joke when he would walk in the showroom was him pulling a dollar out of his pocket, placing it on top of one of the cars and telling me "Eckhoff I'm here to put some money down on a car".

    Bud is a good friend and a one of the good guys!

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