The weather was a lot better the weekend before this one that just passed. Fortunately, thats when Gus and his girlfriend Josie came to stay at the Chateau. They arrived Saturday night, so on Sunday, we all went out to breakfast. After breakfast, we went back to the Chateau where Gus & Bruce got silly with some refurbishing applicant on Gus lower front bumper. The girls hung out, watching Bruce and Gus; I just aimlessly wandered about the driveway, snapping picture after picture. Once everything was all set, we were ready to go. Andrea slipped into her Crossfire, Gus & Josie were in Gus 328 GTS and I was in the TR with Bruce in the fun seat. Off we went, with Andrea in the lead, and the 328 bringing up the rear. A quick stop for gas and we headed for New Hope, Pennsylvania. New Hope is a beautiful, eclectic little town thats just mobbed with people when the weathers nice. Driving through the street is like trying to push a golf ball through a garden hose; still, its worth it. The funniest thing about the trip, from the time we left til the time we came back, is that the Crossfire got ten times the amount of stares the TR & 328 got combined! One couple, while crossing the street, almost bumped into the yellow beast cause they were too mesmerized by the Chrysler. When Bruce revved the engine, the guy turned around, acknowledged that there was a car behind him and went right back to staring at Andreas car! Its NOT a low profile car, to say the least. After a while of sitting in near-stand-still traffic, Bruce asked if I wanted to drive. Thats a no-brainer! We quickly switched seats while waiting for the cars ahead of us to move. After filtering out of New Hope, we headed back to the Chateau. Thats when I had the chance to open the car up a bit more. Andrea was still in front, but this time Gus was in the middle and Bruce and I were in the back. Not for long. I followed suit as Gus passed Andrea and it wasnt long before I took him over, too. Theres just no end to the power in that beastly 12-cylinder behemoth; at least, I havent reached an end, yet. After cruising for a short while, we realized that Andrea might be farther behind than we thought. We decided to pull over and wait. With Gus on my tail, he was right behind us when we parked on the shoulder. I walked over to his car to explain that we were pulling over to wait for Andrea. Hows about we switch cars, then? He asked. I ran over and asked Bruce and he didnt care, so we swapped. Gus and Josie were in the TR and there I was, in the drivers seat of his 328 GTS. This was my second time driving a 328 but my first real time; the last time I drove one, I didnt have a chance to get into it. The 328 and the TR are two completely different animals, so theres no comparing them. I am, however, spoiled by the TR, so I noticed some differences immediately. First, theres more head and legroom in a TR. Second, a stock 328 just doesnt compare to a Tubid Testarossa. Just as we finished swapping cars, Andrea was pulling over, so we all pulled off and headed home. The acceleration in the 328 gets really aggressive after 4,000 RPMs and thats about when the exhaust note really starts to snarl. I was a LOT more confident in the twisties in the 328 and had no problem accelerating into, through and out of them. I take more caution in those same turns when Im driving Bruces ass-heavy TR. I havent driven every Ferrari known to man, but the shifter was pretty much the same as the TRs. I wont be so bold as to say that if youve seen one Ferrari 5 speed shifter, youve seen em all, but there was no adjustment period; I just got in and took off. I didnt notice and real clutch difference between the two cars, either. Ive heard people say some clutches are stiff and so on but I guess I havent reached that level yet. I push the sucker in, engage a gear and split. Thats all there is to it. All in all, it was an awesome ride; I think we all had an awesome time. Gus, I really appreciate you letting me drive your car. I know you were nervous as hell, especially not being in the car with me to make sure I didnt try to hot dog or do anything else silly. Bruce, as always, I love driving your car. Its such a pleasure and Ive really been spoiled by it. It was, without question, another wonderful Wellington weekend. Thanks, guys; thanks a lot.