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My Visit To The Ferrari Of Washington Dealer!!!

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  1. Juggernaut84

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    Definitely the greatest day of my life. Would've been greater if I could either sit in one or drive one...lol. Either way, just being able to be that close to the car of my dreams is the greatest feeling a Marine could ever have. I hope to one day buy an F430 in the near future, so in the meantime I'll continue to work hard to achieve that dream. Thanks to FOW for giving me this opportunity. And also to great enthuisiast like you guys for supporting us and the rest of the troops still in the fight. Hope to meet some of you in the near future. Thank you!!!

    Cpl Keith Lyles
    United States Marine Corps


    PS: Pic of me at the dealer
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    Keith,
    Let me first thank you for your service to our country!
    Keep the fire burning and you will get to your dreams, good luck!
     
  4. dsd

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    Next time you are in the area of FoW post the date with some notice and lets see if we can't arrange a sit/ride/drive or some such :)

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    c'mon up to West Chester, PA on a Saturday AM. We'll get you seat time in a 308,328,360, 430, 550 and various and sundry other cars if you want.

    Dave M.
     
  6. WCH

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    "Next time you are in the area of FoW post the date with some notice and lets see if we can't arrange a sit/ride/drive or some such :)"


    Yep - say the word.
     
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    You know the day we were over there with Michael Jernigan they wouldn't let him sit in one of the cars either!!!!!!!!!! I wasn't paying attention to the situation at the time and when I went over to Michael to see what he thought he told me "they won't let me sit in one". I will not name who told him no, but I went straight to Auggie and he took care of that immediately! Auggie even took him out in the Superlaggra. Man, I couldn't believe they would do that, I knew talking to Auggie, Ralph or Bob would change things.
    Somedays, you gotta just shake your head! I can understand them not allowing everyone in the cars, but hell when you got more than 6 paying customers standing there with a guest, not to mention a wounded veteran, you would think!!!!!!!??

    Ok, enough, I feel better now. As always, thanks Auggie!


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  9. Qksilver

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    Word. Some VW's too... er... I mean Porsches...


    Love em as much as Rarri's!
     
  10. 285ferrari

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    Awesome---Keith you need to keep an eye here and make it out to some of our events this spring/summer...I'll take you for a blast in a 355F1 car...:D
     
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    can i have a ride in the F40? my dad was a marine.


     
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  13. wetpet

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    Let's see, you didn't mention Jack. Hmmm....


     
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    I love going to FoW everytime I get up to NoVA, I always end up getting a tour of the service department, which is really great.
     
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    They just don't seem to be as accepting of non-car buying visitors as they were back in the office park. :(
    Semper Fi!
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    "can i have a ride in the F40?"

    No. You have Luigi, so you already know how massive power feels.


    "my dad was a marine."

    I would be honored to give him a ride. ;)
     
  17. Juggernaut84

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    Wow, thanks for all the replies guys. Did you know I planned to visit the dealer months prior? It so happened that I had some time off to come up for Xmas when I visited my mother. You guys are great, and I'm priviledged to even be able to talk to actual Ferrari owners. It's hard to find people let alone approach a Ferrari owner and express your love for them. I heard there's a Spring car show coming up located in Reston somewhere. I'll definitely be there to hopefully meet some of you. But another visit to FOW is definitely in my schedule in the next month or so. Maybe we can meet there sometime soon? By the way, Auggie's a very nice guy and knows his stuff. Again, thanks for the support everyone.
     
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    Many people have expressed their love for Wetpet.
     
  19. 285ferrari

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    Keith--Below is the local FCA chapter---All the events are in there. The Reston event is a great one to attend and will be April 13th this year---Laura Ebert does a fantastic job of putting this together each year.. http://www.fca-mar.com/
     
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    Hey Keith welcome to ferrari Chat
    I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you've done for this country.

    Chas
     
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    can't believe you wife told you!:)
     
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    good one!:)
     
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    Thank you for your service!
     
  24. Juggernaut84

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    My sacrifice for this country isn't a problem at all to me. I love everything about what I do, and everything the Marine Corps stands for. I have the biggest passion for Ferrari's since I was little. The Testarossa was the first one I saw when I was 8 years old, and I've loved them ever since. Each one they build to me is a work of art, and truly man couldn't have built a finer machine than the way Ferrari does. Now that the F430 and the Enzo is out, it just seems crazy how they can build something better than that. Either way, I look forward to a good first impression of the cars you guys drive up close. How often do you guys do these meet and greets?
     
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    really? why couldn't you sit in them.

    I have gone there so many times and sat in so many cars, never had an issue.
    One time, i went to take pictures and the lady told me not to touch any of them or sit in them. I guess she though i was just a pipe dreamer. I didn't mind. I learned that people treat you the way you want them to treat you. For example, if you go in there acting like you own the world then they treat you like a king.
     
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    Auggie was asking me if I wanted to check one out. I wasn't sure what he meant by that, and I'm thinking it included sitting in one. I guess it's because it was the first time I've been in there. I didn't wanna seem like I was filthy rich or something. I'm just an avid enthuisiast who happens to be in the service. I'll ask next time because they're really friendly people there. As much as I wanted to sit in one, it would've made my day. But a ride in a Ferrari, those memories will last a lifetime.
     
  27. wetpet

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    the get togethers are fewer and farther between this time of year. The reston show is a good one. Gotta be someone in norfolk or near by that will hook you up. Perhaps the richmond guys know somebody? come up to dc any day it's not raining and i'll take you out in a few. if you ever get up to the gaithersburg, md area stop by here.
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  28. E60 M5

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    Ed,
    Smarty pants, Jack was not there that day! Oh wait, your weren't there either! I guess you were catching up on Magnum PI re-runs! LOL! Thanks for your concern!



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