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OK, be honest... how many of you "talk" to your F-cars?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Ferrari 328 Euro, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Ferrari 328 Euro

    Ferrari 328 Euro Formula Junior

    Jul 19, 2004
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    Brandon
    Call me strange, even insane, but I do talk to my car when I am out driving... Even when I open the garage door and take my first look at the car, I often say "Ciao! mi bella macchina"

    I know of at least one of you F-chatters who does the exact same thing, but after getting laughed at today by my best buddy for speaking Italian to my car, it made me wonder how many others do the same (come on, admit it!)
     
  2. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Only when it broke down.

    DL
     
  3. Ferrari 328 Euro

    Ferrari 328 Euro Formula Junior

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  4. VROOM!!!

    VROOM!!! Formula 3

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    :D
     
  5. matteo

    matteo F1 World Champ

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    talk? no.Swear yes
     
  6. patpong

    patpong Formula 3

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    I love my cars every much.... but never talk.

    Do you talk to yourself too???
     
  7. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    I do it, too, and I'll bet the guys who deny it aren't telling the absolute truth. I may be single, officially, but I'm "married" to that beautiful Italian sitting in the garage. I have also referred to it as "mi bella macchina" and will often say "buona sera" when I get home from work in my other car and pull in alongside. Crazy? But of course, but that's why I bought the car!
     
  8. Ferrari 328 Euro

    Ferrari 328 Euro Formula Junior

    Jul 19, 2004
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    Brandon

    Oh definately.... I have the best conversations with myself and a bottle of Crown Royal.... intriguing conversation indeed!

    LOL....
     
  9. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    "Come on you POS, start!"

    Does that count?
     
  10. Tifosi66

    Tifosi66 Formula 3

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    I do too, but not as much as to the Duke before and after a ride....
     
  11. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    When it's not running well:

    "What's the matter, baby?"
     
  12. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Brandon, you got me on this. I have been known to talk to several of my favorite cars over the years, especially when approaching after having been away, or just one of those times when their beauty or speed moves me. Good post!
     
  13. normhuff

    normhuff Formula Junior

    Dec 14, 2003
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    Of course I do. Her name is Rosie, and she can be a female dog at times...
     
  14. jknight

    jknight F1 Veteran

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    Of course. Doesn't everyone???
     
  15. Enzo_kai

    Enzo_kai Karting

    Mar 13, 2005
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    This thread is hilarious!
     
  16. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2001
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    I wonder what Karen says
     
  17. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Having a Mondial, I speak exclaimously more to certain individual electrical components. To save time, I often use the same appelation for most of them.
     
  18. Bandit

    Bandit Formula Junior

    Dec 21, 2003
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    Does it ever reply "Ciao stallone, guidilo duro oggi"
     
  19. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    I must admit..I find myself talking to cars on a daily basis. Most of the time its not a very nice conversation. Usualy it intails various swear words and name calling. But once out of the shop, I do say hello to my car when I'm ready to go for a good drive. And if at the end of a LONG drive say over 4 hours and she behaves herself..she gets a pat on the dash, and a "good girl".
     
  20. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
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    this is a great thread
     
  21. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    "Now what is the matter?"

    "Now what is wrong?"
     
  22. Spasso

    Spasso F1 World Champ
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    "Come on Betsy, you can keep up"
     
  23. SpiceGlider

    SpiceGlider Karting

    Jul 30, 2003
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    USA, God Bless It
    I can't repeat what I've said to the Mondial (Wheezy). It would make any sailors reading this blush.

    The 365, on the other wheel, gets nothing but praise out of me. We lovingly call her the Little Red Italian Piece of **** (LRIPS1).

    ___________________________
     
  24. CabooseF430

    CabooseF430 Karting

    Dec 18, 2004
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    I talk dirty to my redhead all the time when im driving it hard...no joke
     
  25. Forzaholics Anonymous

    Forzaholics Anonymous Formula Junior

    Aug 23, 2004
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    Upon stalling out in neutral at a traffic light: C'MON YOU G*DDAM PIECE OF S**T! START!!!

    or to a cold and recalcitrant 2nd or 3rd gear: C'MON ENGAGE B***H!!

    Or doing anything else F & L cars do: OH NO YOU DON'T START DOING THAT AGAIN YOU PIECE O' S**T!

    Or, when the water temp gauge is pushing past the 195 mark; awwww come on babycakes, you don't wanna do that do yas? If you be nice I'll give you some coolant and bleed the air out when we get home. Ya do wanna get home to that nice, warm cozy garage dontcha babycakes? Awww come on babycakes, there's no reason to go up to 220 now is there?

    :D
     

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