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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by christc, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. christc

    christc Karting

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    I would like to state a big thank you to the community here. I am not a fan (and therfore not at all a follower) of forums here in Germany and I only do daily check on two sites - Fchat and Tom Yang. I am only in the position to own the cars I have because I do (and I love it) all the work on my cars myself. The enthusiasm of the people here and the knowledge can not be found elsewhere. But the best thing is that in addition you as contributors are willing to share knowledge and do not keep it secret as so often can be seen. In addition you treat those with less knowledge with respect. For me it is a pleasure to learn here and I would like to pay respect for all of you with tons of experience and being willing to share it. Without you I would struggle more, have less fun and I am proud to learn from folks like Dyke, Kerry, Romano, Tom, Timo, ........,...., I could not mention all. Please excuse that.
    And yes, I will cross post on both sites as both are reaching out to people with the same mindset and love of things mechanical.

    Thanks
    Christopher
     
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  2. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Wow, What a great thread. I agree with all of the above. I thank everyone also. So much knowledge her on F-Chat. I made some very good people here. Some have become close friends. Would have never had them if it wasn't for F-Chat.
     
  3. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran

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    really right, very much knowledge. but nevertheless I think the most knowldege is concentrated in the boxer/TR/M section?
     
  4. Ed Niles

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    Very nice of you to take the time to post. I, too, learn something new every day.. The knowledge that some have is just astonishing to me. I try to visit every day, although I am using what little time I have left, at age 95, to write a book. Just what we need is another Ferrari book, right? Oh well.
     
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  5. Nembo1777

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    A very UNIQUE Ferrari book Ed, wonderful news, remember we spoke about this the only time we met, April 2013 at that dinner on Sunset (west Hollywood). Very happy that you took the plunge it will be your magic potion.
    Enjoy the reminiscing and writing, I am here if you need methodology advice or a publisher.
     
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  6. christc

    christc Karting

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    Ed, after reading of your experiences and wonderful cars you owned here on fchat I think we all look forward to your book. Some people like you or the late Kirk F. White have so much to tell!
     
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  7. Nembo1777

    Nembo1777 F1 Veteran
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    There is excellent knowledge in many sections the key is not to compete about knowledge but to share passion.
     
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  8. GBTR6

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    Ed,

    I only come here to see and hear about the great cars, and people, and their stories. You say just another Ferrari book, but it is more than that as you contribute the depth of the story on the cars you have owned, the people you've met in those years. And we are grateful to have you impart that to us. Storytelling is where it's at, and you are a master. It will be a great book.

    Thank you,
    Perry
     
  9. SCantera

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    Please put me down for a signed copy! And a few more copies to give as gifts. We are looking forward to hearing your stories and adventures.
     
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  10. Ed Niles

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    As I've often said, my book will have about 5 buyers. You guys just proved me right! (Smile) Thanks for the kind words.
     
  11. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Make it 6! ;)

    And to Christopher, who started this thread - Thank You.

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  12. turbo-joe

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    make 7 please ;)
     
  13. EnzoItaly

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    Make it eight please!
     
  14. colombo2cam

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    make it 9 --- one more and you have doubled your expected sales volume !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Ed Niles

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    40 chapters done; more or less. Blah,blah, blah!
     
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  16. christc

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    Dear Ed,

    so when can we expect to hide for a week reading it? Just putting up the presure... ;-)

    Thanks
    Christopher
     
  17. Ed Niles

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    Thanks, but I don't need pressure. What I need is fingers that don't shake... I spend half my time correcting typos!
     
  18. SCantera

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    Ed,

    Maybe I can help with the typo issues. Can I send you my personal secretary? The only requirement is that you send her back!
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  19. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Man, that's a lot of dropped pens, pencils, paper clips, coffee cups . . .

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