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  1. 355rockit

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    I'll be in Basel, Switzerland Jan 20 - 24 on business. First trip out there and looking forward to it. I have an F355. What are some cool car related places to see in the area that the usual tourist doesn't know about?
     
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  3. ze_shark

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    Not sure what kind of advice to give you. Although it is a relatively snowless winter thus far, there isn't much to see, car-wise, except the usual luxury cars in the Basel or Zurich city centers.
    If you are mobile, a visit to Mulhouse could be interesting:
    http://citedelautomobile.com/en

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  4. Elsi

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    If you are in Basel the following places come into my mind:

    Official Ferrari dealer Niki Hasler, Hardstrasse 15, 4052 Basel: Niki Hasler

    Pantheon (very nice museum of vintage cars), Hofackerstrasse 72, 4132 Muttenz: Willkommen*|*Pantheon Basel - Schweizer Forum für Oldtimer

    Not sure if you are there with your 355. If you want to make a tour with your car there is Passwang quite near or the Schwarzwald (Germany) which is very nice for a tour. But for a real drive it is too cold and sometimes also too wet.

    Hope this helps

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  5. Elsi

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    This is an absolutely impressive museum!!! If you have time it is worth a visit! Several hundred vintage cars. Many Bugattis, but also some Ferraris and many other vintage cars.

    Markus
     
  6. 355rockit

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    I will try to set time aside to visit the auto museum. It sounds very nice. I am heading to the airport in an hour. Thanks all!
     
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  8. ze_shark

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    #81 ze_shark, May 23, 2014
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    The Gotthardpass opened this morning. Still a very wintery landscape at the top but the roads are clear of any snow. The scenery is as magical as usual, with stark contrasts between bright greens in the Andermatt valley and meters of snow at the top.

    Tomorrow, different car and different pass: the Susten is open as well. Time for some Berner Rösti at the Steingletscher. Anyone keen to join ?
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  9. Elsi

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    Wow, nice pics!!

    Great idea but I am quite busy this weekend. Sorry, would have liked to join you. Maybe another time.

    Markus
     
  10. ze_shark

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    #83 ze_shark, May 25, 2014
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    We went up to the Susten this morning, turned out to be a fantastic drive as usual ! Not too fast, fluid, with a nice variety of sequences, it is really a treat. It is possible to had a lot of fun without taking risks or getting into Via Sicura territory on each straight.

    We wanted to drive back via the Brunig, but an accident on the Berner side blocked the road so we turned around and climbed back towards Uri.
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  11. F430giallomodena

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    love :)
    will do Klausen in few weeks ...and Nufenen, Susten, Furka, Maloya, Splügen, Oberalp, Lucomagno this summer :) anyone who wants to join me?

    Wer chommt mit? .-)
     
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  13. ze_shark

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    Geez, you like tight roads. I have done the Splügen 2y ago with my 550, never again, it is impossible to take some of the tightest hairpins. The Stelvio is almost a freeway in comparison.
    Not a big fan of the Klausen either, I love the scenery on the Glarus side, but the climb from Altdorf is too tight to my taste, too dangerous with cyclists and bikers.

    But Susten, Grimsel, Furka, Oberalp, Lucomagno, Nufenen and back to Andermatt, that IS a nice driving day ;-)
     
  14. Elsi

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    F430giallomodena – I am in. Let me know when you are planning to go for the drive.

    Villi Grüess

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  15. Elsi

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    If you want I can also ask some friends if they want to join: One has a Scud and lives quite near to Klausen (Glarus), another one has a 550 and is from southern Germany and then there are two 348 guys. They are all here on F-Chat (at least 3 of them) but I am not sure if they are reading this thread.

    Shall I ask them?

    Markus
     
  16. F430giallomodena

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    #88 F430giallomodena, May 27, 2014
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    Oh yes Markus...I have a Scud too, F430 gone :) let me say the first week end with no rain, clear sky and sun we can meet and go !

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  17. ted 191

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    Are all pass's now open ?, I'm planing a drive back from the south of France, Thursday.
     
  18. Elsi

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    Stef – Great! Just write in this thread when the conditions should be met. My calendar has already some weekends booked with other activities but I will then see what I can arrange.

    I just wrote an e-mail to my colleagues that they should write into this thread it they want to join.

    Markus

    PS: Scud sounds really good. I am dreaming of one too …
     
  19. Elsi

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    Chris – Most of the pass’s are open. You can check here: Aktuelle Verkehrslage - TCS Schweiz

    Markus
     
  20. F430giallomodena

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    Prices are really affordable now...you will surely find the good one.

    I belive one among the weekends in june may be a good idea...need to check "wetterprognosen" in order not to drive under the rain (I hate it) ...
     
  21. Elsi

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    I already have a 575M and a 512TR. I have to save some money first for a Scud…

    In June I already have appointments on 14./15. June and on 28./29. June. The other weekends look good so far.

    Markus
     
  22. F430giallomodena

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    you're a V12 guy :) Scuderia is another planet...those are more grand tourer cars..

    will check for saturday 21...I have no plans...
     
  23. redcaruser

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    Ciao Stefano, Scud already repaired? ;)

    I'm the "Scud-friend" who Markus mentioned. On the 21. I will be in UK, sorry no chance to be part of the game.
     
  24. Elsi

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    Too bad, Daniel!
     
  25. Elsi

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    :) I know, these are my daily drivers, not the race machines...

    June, 21. looks good. I just entered the date into my calendar.

    Markus
     
  26. F430giallomodena

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    No..:-( my dealer did not have time yet, not even for a SD3 check, still don't know what's wrong.
     
  27. Elsi

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    #99 Elsi, May 27, 2014
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    Here is Daniel’s Scud together with my 575M HGTC on the Klausen.

    On top of the Klausen I waited for Daniel to arrive with his Scud… :D:D:D

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  28. F430giallomodena

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    The guy who bought my F430 lives in Chur, I can ask him as well...:)) never did the Klausenpass...looking forward to it...

    Hope that my Scud goes repaired soon.
     

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