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  1. Rob Lay

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    #1 Rob Lay, Dec 9, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
    I will create a thread to register all the FerrariChat.com users with Challenge cars. Please submit your information and pic in this thread, then I will copy over to the sticky thread. Copy the following fields, fill out in reply post and include 1 picture.

    Year:
    Model:
    SN:
    Location:
    Color:
    Do you show the car?
    Do you track the car?
    Do you race the car?

    Mods from Challenge rules:

    History:

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  2. Rob Lay

    Rob Lay Administrator
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    #2 Rob Lay, Dec 9, 2008
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    Year: 1995
    Model: 355
    SN: 104504
    Location: Southlake, Texas USA
    Color: Silver w/Italian flag
    Do you show the car? Y
    Do you track the car? Y
    Do you race the car? NASA ST2 & SCCA T1

    Mods from Challenge rules:

    • updated welded cage
    • door guts removed for cage
    • full passenger safety equipment

    History:

    • Dr. Steve Earle's 355 Championship Car 1996-1999
    • Rob Lay NASA & SCCA Racing 2003 - Present
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  3. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    #3 Juan-Manuel Fantango, Dec 9, 2008
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    Boy did you open a can of worms...I had no idea this section even existed! I am convinced that no one has had more fun with a former Ferrari Challenge car that I have! NO ONE! For the record, and thanks to David Seibert, I am composing a Ferrari Challenge Website, and have most of the early records. This section will be a welcomed source of information in my quest to finish this project.


    Year: 1991
    Model: 348 Challenge
    SN: 8087 (I need to check this)
    Location: Columbia SC
    Driver:Juan-Manuel Fantango
    Color: FLY Blue and Green Stripes
    Do you show the car? Y
    Do you track the car? Y
    Do you race the car? N

    Mods from Challenge rules:

    Chipped
    Interior added for Street/Rally use
    Sebring Setup according to FOW

    History:

    Won the last 348 Series in 1996, Jim Kenton and Ferrari of Washington. Last race Mugello Runoffs, then three years SCCA

    Attended Indianapolis/IRP and drove Indianapolis F1 track at speed, Chantilly VA/Summit Point, Corning/Watkins Glenn, and Toronto/MoSport FCA national meets driving there and back from Columbia SC for each event. In addition, Sebring, VIR, Roebling, Daytona, CMP, Road Atlanta, and CMS. Over 60K track and highway miles since ownership, thousands of dollars in repairs/rebuilds, 25% hearing loss, one jail trip, a few other tickets, and lots of smiles
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  4. andric

    andric Formula Junior

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Fantango, i have always loved you car! the colors, for no logical reason, are perfect. it is very obvious that you truely love and charish your car and the memories you have had in it. i think you are the owner Enzo had in mind when he created these cars.
     
  5. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    Now that really makes me feel good that others can see my enthusiasm for Ferrari! I started not to put these original colors back on, but you are right, they stand out. I think this was in the Tommy Hillfinger time...
     
  6. Ira Schwartz

    Ira Schwartz Formula 3
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    May 20, 2003
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    Brooklandville, MD
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    Ira Schwartz
    Year: 1993
    Model: 348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge
    SN: 094285
    Location: Florida
    Color: Red
    Do you show the car? No
    Do you track the car? Yes
    Do you race the car? No

    Mods from Challenge rules: DOT "R" compound tires (I drive to/from the track), otherwise "as raced".

    History: This car ran in perhaps 3 Challenge races in '94 with its original owner after having the Chalenge Kit installed at Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley, NY, but has been a track day car since. I run it 6-7 times/year at Moroso (sorry, I guess it's PBIR again now) & Sebring.

    Can't get a photo to upload- will try again tomorrow.
     
  7. gatorgreg

    gatorgreg Formula 3
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    Dec 13, 2004
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    +1
     
  8. johnhoughtaling

    johnhoughtaling Formula 3
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    Nov 6, 2002
    1,986
    New Orleans
    Full Name:
    John William H.
    2000 360 Challenge

    Show
    Track
    Race

    Silver/red stripes

    Location:
    Louisiana/Florida (currently with Speedworks)

    Front GT Splitter GT wing, rear GT bumper/ diffuser

    Will update more info tomorrow.

    Bravo!!! On the section!!!
     
  9. Dennis4077

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    #9 Dennis4077, Dec 9, 2008
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    Year: 1997
    Model: 355
    SN: 107981
    Location: CA, SF Bay Area
    Color: red
    Do you show the car? no
    Do you track the car? some
    Do you race the car? yes, NASA Super Unlimited

    Mods from Challenge rules: Welded NASCAR door bars, Tubi cat deletes&headers

    History: campaigned in Challenge by Dennis Lowry and Shelton, Red Driving Experience school car with JMB Racing, owned 2006-8 raced in NASA

    This car is currently for sale
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  10. Christopher Winfield

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    #10 Christopher Winfield, Dec 9, 2008
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    Year: 1995
    Model: 355
    SN: 104478
    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Color: White with Blue race stripes
    Do you show the car? Yes
    Do you track the car? Yes
    Do you race the car? Yes

    Mods from Challenge rules: Added passenger seat, recovered both in blue alcantara.

    History: Former Enron Broadband CEO Ken Rice's car. Campaigned through Ferrari of Houston.
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  11. wrxmike

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    #11 wrxmike, Dec 9, 2008
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    Year: 1997
    Model: 355
    SN: 109852
    Location: Canberra, Australia
    Color: Red
    Do you show the car? Yes
    Do you track the car? Yes
    Do you race the car? No

    Mods from Challenge rules: '99 Challenge kit, wing not fitted, RHD, registered as a road car, full interior, a/c, carpets, carbon fibre centre console, front spoiler.

    History: Ex Japan, no race history known
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  12. Dr.T348

    Dr.T348 Formula 3

    Jan 8, 2004
    1,599
    Chicago NW Burbs
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    Richard T.
    #12 Dr.T348, Dec 9, 2008
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    Year: 1994
    Model: 348 tb serie challenge #4 of 32
    SN: 98399
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Color: Black/Tan
    Do you show the car? Yes
    Do you track the car? Once so far
    Do you race the car? No

    Mods from Challenge rules: None. Pretty much same condition from '96 season minus front roll cage and racing seats

    History: Raced '96 season only by Carlos DeQuesada as #57 out of the Collection in Florida. Finished 3rd in the series.
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  13. andric

    andric Formula Junior

    Feb 26, 2008
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    what a beautiful example any chance of a higher res of the second pic?
     
  14. 3forty8

    3forty8 F1 Rookie
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    Apr 25, 2006
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    Eric
    Pic with the RCMP officers taken in Ontario? The guy on the left (your right) looks disturbingly familiar...
     
  15. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    May 31, 2001
    14,143
    Florida or Argentina
    Full Name:
    Martin W.
    as they always change....

    2000 360 Challenge
    GT front and rear.
    red
    History: 2001 Championship winning car from Italy.

    Yes I do show the car, we did various charity events.
    No, I currently do not race it, used to race my 355CH though :) and race everything else I can get my hands on and my butt in.
     
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  16. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    May 31, 2001
    14,143
    Florida or Argentina
    Full Name:
    Martin W.
    The history of your car to add to is:
    raced by Jay Zaretsky as #18 in 94 and 95 season
     
  17. Challenge64

    Challenge64 F1 Rookie
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    #17 Challenge64, Dec 10, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Year: 2000
    Model: 360 Challenge
    SN: 118780
    Location: unknown
    Color: red
    Did you show the car? yes - Shown FCA National 2000 in Colorado Springs. 1st 360 Challenge shown at a national meet
    Did you track the car? yes - 2000 Challenge Series, 2001 Challenge Series
    Did you race the car? yes - same as above

    Mods from Challenge rules:
    None

    History:

    Bought new from Scottsdale Ferrari

    raced full Ferrari Challenge series in 2000
    - won Road Atlanta Enduro
    - won 2000 Enduro series (one race total)
    - placed 4th overall in sprint series
    - raced in both Formula 1 race venues - Montreal & Indy
    - car was shipped to Mugello for World Finale and raced

    raced Ferrari Challenge series in 2001 up to Watkins Glen
    - raced at Montreal F1
    - placed 3rd in Road America Enduro race
    - placed 3rd in VIR Enduro race
    - placed 4th overall in Enduro series

    Crashed heavily at Watkins Glen in August 2001..(Thanks Bob)
    missed Indy & Italy

    Important to note I sold the car in 2002 and have lost track of the car since then

    youtube video of 2000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJhVXFzgx5k&feature=channel_page

    youtube video of 2001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoOiwiEUt8c&feature=channel_page
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  18. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
    74,203
    Melbourne, Australia
    Full Name:
    Peter
    Model: F355 Challenge
    Year: 1996
    Country: Australia
    Steering: RHD
    Chassis number: 104236
    Ferrari colour: Rosso Corsa
    Interior colour: Nero
    Do you show the car? No
    Do you track the car? Yes
    Do you race the car? No

    Mods from Challenge rules:
    No cats
    MoTec
    Registered for road use.

    History:
    Bought for Aussie racing series in 1997. Went through a couple of owners until 1999 when I bought it. Just given it a birthday baremetal respray and engine rebuild. (valve guides *sigh*...but did everything)

    http://www.pless.com.au/f355/rebuild/fix.htm

    http://www.pless.com.au/events/winton2003/winton2003.htm
     
  19. Carsleuth

    Carsleuth F1 Rookie

    Dec 22, 2006
    4,172
    Chicago/NYC
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    Dan C.

    Thanks for using my pic :) I was just telling Andreas that your car puts a huge smile on my face every time I see it. I voted for you for people's choice by the way :) Hope to see you and your car more in 2009

    Dan
     
  20. gatorgreg

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    #20 gatorgreg, Dec 11, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Model: 355 CH
    Year : 1995
    Country: USA
    Vin Number#102457
    Color: Black
    Did you show the car? Yes
    Did you track the car? Yes
    Did you race the car? No

    Mods from Challenge Rules:
    CF front,rear bumper, Hood, rear deck lid, no windows, metal under tray, new ECU's
    Registered for road use.

    History
    Car was originally white raced in the 1995 and 1996 Tom Popodopolus
    Sold to Kurt Carlson raced until 2000
    2000 Completely restored painted black, updated and raced in 2001 season
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  21. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,606
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    S/N 88987.

    S/N 118526
     
  22. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    Great pics Gregg! Where was that taken? Looks like an infield like Homestead?


    Thanks NNO...I marvel at how you remember and collect the numbers, ratleing them off as effortlessly as breath.
     
  23. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,606
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    LOL, I do keep them stored in a database on my computer. Makes for easy referencing. I can only remember so many numbers. With that said, your car is impossible to forget. I think my favorite part of your car - besides the exhaust note - is the odometer. :)

    I hope all is well with you and that you have a wonderful holiday.
     
  24. jmillard308

    jmillard308 F1 Veteran
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    May 29, 2003
    5,541
    Perth West Oz
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    John Millard
    #24 jmillard308, Dec 14, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Year: 1997
    Model: 355CH
    SN: 107892
    Location: Perth
    Color: Rosso Corsa
    Do you show the car? y
    Do you track the car? y
    Do you race the car? n

    Mods from Challenge rules: Made road useable - roll cage removed, carpet fitted.

    History: Challenge Race 1997 Australian GP meeting. Previously owned by 1:a kidnapper and 2:a drug dealer. :D
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  25. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
    74,203
    Melbourne, Australia
    Full Name:
    Peter
    i think they all were at one stage :)
     

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