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Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by OneofMillions, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. OneofMillions

    OneofMillions Karting

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Where does everyone get their F-Cars smog tested in North Bay/Marin?
     
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  3. rivee

    rivee F1 Rookie

    Jan 20, 2002
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    Take it to Brian Crall. He's in San Ramon
     
  4. 2000YELLOW360

    2000YELLOW360 F1 World Champ

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    Ferrari of San Francisco uses the Cheveron Station on Miller Avenue, in Mill Valley, near Tam High. I've had my cars done there several times, without any grief. They know the cars, and get it done without any drama. If Brian smog tests that's great, but I don't think he does.

    Art
     
  5. Loz997S

    Loz997S Formula Junior

    Aug 26, 2007
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    Mine is going to the Chevron at 11 today, I will report back on satisfaction :p
     
  6. OneofMillions

    OneofMillions Karting

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    Please do! I've yet to brave going to the DMV...
     
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  8. Loz997S

    Loz997S Formula Junior

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    I am very happy with the garage :)

    I showed up at 11 and they were ready to let me drive her into the bay, they remembered talking to me and the details of the car.

    Told me to come back 20-30 mins later but I walked by about 15 mins later and she was parked up already. Sailed through the test, significantly below all of the average pass levels.

    Car was as spotless as when I left her.

    Highly recommended, I told them you'd be coming :)

    DMV appointment for next week, fingers crossed.
     
  9. OneofMillions

    OneofMillions Karting

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    Awesome! So thrilled to hear these guys are pro's at this.
     
  10. TimF40

    TimF40 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    What about in the Los Gatos/Saratoga area? I'm stashing a couple cars down here and need to find a shop that knows the cars... ;-)

    Tim
     
  11. tritone

    tritone F1 Veteran
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    I'll trade you that information for your wall centre parking space.......

    james
     
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  13. TimF40

    TimF40 Formula 3

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    Hah, dream on James! - Tim P.S. Your spots were still empty when we were there a couple weeks ago. I was eyeing your corner space very closely...
     
  14. OneofMillions

    OneofMillions Karting

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Went there yesterday. Dropped off the car, took a bit longer this time as the guys who smog tests f-cars and other sports cars was out. Took about 30 min total, which was fine because I just walked up and down miller on my cell phone. Car passed without problems.

    I'll also highly recommended them. Tell them the guys on Fchat sent you!
     
  15. Loz997S

    Loz997S Formula Junior

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    Good to hear :)
     
  16. OneofMillions

    OneofMillions Karting

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Car now fully registered in CA. Spent a nice 2 hours at the DMV. 15min searching for a 2nd set of VIN numbers on the car. For the record: the 2nd VIN is hiding under the passenger side seat stamped into the floor panel. Fun times!

    At least now I can cruise around without worrying about having invalid plates.

    Funny thing is: A GT2 came up behind me next for inspection. Was really fun comparing cars and talking weekend road trips with the other driver as the cell phone camera operators at the DMV started to collect and take photos.
     
  17. 2000YELLOW360

    2000YELLOW360 F1 World Champ

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    If you went to the Corte Madera DMV, you got what you deserved. They are so stupid, that even when the see the VIN, they don't realize they are looking at it. Place is populated by morons, and sub-morons. DMV in SF, while a little harder to get into, has competent people.

    Art
     
  18. SANguru

    SANguru Formula 3

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    except getting through SF to the DMV without bending a wheel is a challenge! :D
     
  19. OneofMillions

    OneofMillions Karting

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    I'll say this about it, the folks were nice. They could have given me a hard time for registering an out of state Ferrari but they didn't. I wouldn't exactly recommend them, but I also wouldn’t tell people to stay away.
     
  20. SANguru

    SANguru Formula 3

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    why would they give you a hard time about registering an out of state car? as long as you have title and smog, you're fine.
     
  21. onecrazyguy

    onecrazyguy Rookie

    Jan 11, 2008
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    LAFAYETTE SMOG CERTIFICATION 3364 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, ca 94549

    The guy there is damn good he knows Ferraris and said he use to work for Brian Crall,
    the guys name was Adam. They smoged a 360 for us and it took like 15min fast.
     

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