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  1. screentime

    screentime Formula Junior

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    The Jalpa on Southwest highway has been sitting there for well over a year. I stopped one day to look at it while the shop was closed...it was the biggest POS I've ever seen. It seemed abandoned and neglected.
     
  2. Westworld

    Westworld Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Does Chicago have any great locations for spotting? I know in Boston, you have Newbury Street (Boston's Rodeo Drive with a bunch of top-end restaurants and shops), and the towns like Netwon and Natick, which is where the rich live (besides in the mist of the city).
     
  3. Darolls

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    Rush Street in Chicago (it's the nightclub district).

    That's really about it.
     
  4. tifosi12

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    The Loop in the afternoon when the traders drive home in their exotic toys.
     
  5. RocketBoy

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    Red 360 CS on Lake Cook Rd near Deer Park mall. I think I know the owner, and he has been to a few FCA shows and is very nice in person.

    Red 360 Spyder on the Kennedy heading north around 5:45...

    Checking Dupont Registry, the FCA monthly flier, etc: I see the 360 prices falling. Wasn't the 360 the most produced Ferrari of all time? I am sure in a few years we will see Franky Jr egging his now grandfather aged dad out for a run, 308 vs Franky Jr's 360.

    RocketBoy
     
  6. Westworld

    Westworld Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Cool. Not much action on Oak Street and Michigan Avenue, which are the "Rodeo Drive/Fifth Avenue" of Chicago?
     
  7. caps8419

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    Rocketboy,

    Stripe or no stripe on the CS?

    -Mike
     
  8. There is not many clubs on N.rush just good places to eat ;)

    I was downtown Saturday afternoon/evening. Seen a Yellow 355 spyder with challange grills on Mighigan ave, the guy was watching the person who did dances on the sidewalk to music. Was it anyone from our forum ?
     
  9. etomcat

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    #84 etomcat, May 4, 2005
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    What about this one: a Daewoo Nubira, dark metallic green from Hungary. This must be a sign of the end of times!
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  10. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Posting a Daewoo in the Ferrari spotters thread is definitely a sign that the end is near.
    :)
     
  11. DN35

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    I saw a lady in a Cadillac a couple of months ago with the tag "J CHRIST". I thought it was in very poor taste. I'm surprised the DMV would let that pass. I could imagine the protests if they allowed "ALLAH" or "BUDDHA" to be put on a license plate. More Christian bashing.....
     
  12. RocketBoy

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    No stripe, Euro plates. I am certain I met the owner and he is a blast to talk to. But unfortunately not the type to check up a chat forum.

    RocketBoy
     
  13. FerrariFrank1

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    I see lots out here in the Western 'Burbs of Chicago. Saw an Orange Murci,and a Red Lotus Espirit on Monday,both on North Av. in Carol Straem around 7PM. A Bentley Continental GT yesterday in Lombard around 6:45PM,(by the Drivers License Examining Station) A red Maserati GT this Morning in Oakbrook,as I was driving my 308.
     
  14. FerrariFrank1

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    LOL! Yes,360's will be in the $20-$30K range....:) "Ratty Ones" will abound...And,308's will be Quarter Mill. Cars by then....:)
     
  15. FerrariFrank1

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    Yes,Rush Street isn't Anything like it was back in the Late 70's-and 80's,thats for sure! Some pretty cool spots. But,It had some pretty cruddy places,too,like The seedy Strip Joints and "Peep Shows",which are now gone. And,I wouldn't know about anything earlier than that,but was probably pretty Wild.

    I can remember when Old Town was all Hippies and Head Shops,Record Stores,Weird Stuff,the Wax Museum,Etc....Now,I wouldn't know,haven't been down there in probably 15-20 years.
     
  16. sklitz11

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    My wife spotted a red Lotus Esprit with the license plates "Enzo Who".
    She had taken that as some sort of a slam on Ferrari. I guess this guy has some sort of issue with the prancing horse. I would expect to see that on a Lambo but not on a Lotus. No love lost between Lambo and Ferrari you know.


    Vince.
     
  17. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Colin Chapman vs Enzo Ferrari is a classic F1 battle. Lamborghini vs Ferrari less so.
     
  18. MikeAR303

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    :D

    There's also a Yellow Elise with those plates... in Wisconsin.


    I think it's more or less intended as a light hearted joke... and you're likely reading too deep into it.
     
  19. spike308

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    I know this guy... very active in the Lotus Corps. Great guy.
     
  20. spike308

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    ATTENTION, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

    THE DRIVING SEASON HAS ARRIVED, HERALDED BY:

    WHITE 275 GTB CRUISING DOWN MY STREET!
     
  21. sklitz11

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    I'm sure the license plate thing is all in good fun.. Nobody is beyond a little ribbing...even Enzo F.

    Vince.
     
  22. caps8419

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    rocketboy,

    Yea thats gabrielle, he was at the ferrari/alfa track day last week tearing his car around the south track. sounded beautiful.

    -Mike
     
  23. Darolls

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    Me too, I was one of them.

    Lived in a basement apartment in the 60's, at the corner of Burton Pl. and LaSalle.

    I 'shacked' with a lot of girls that would come down from Milwaukee, to meet the 'Hippies'. It was the 'In Thing' to do back then........

    Ahhh, the good old days!
     
  24. FerrariFrank1

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    LOL!!!! I KNEW it! I Knew IT!!!!.....:)
     
  25. cubbyman60

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    I think I saw that 275, I meant to turn around but my friends wouldn't allow it. Damn.
     

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