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Very Sad News

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by 308nut, Jan 23, 2004.

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  1. 308nut

    308nut Formula 3
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    Jul 22, 2002
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    Two weeks ago a man with a real enthusiasts dream to own what he thought was the greatest car in the world. After saving his money for many many years his dream came true. Two days after Christmas I was approached and asked if he could come see my 512M that I had for sale. I sad of course, he flew in, in his own plane on Jan. 6th, he looked over the car and fell in love, he told me how he had been wanting a Ferrari for 40 years and this particular model for the last 8. We struck a deal and he paid for the car on hte spot, a very determined man a one of the nicest men I have ever met. He flew home and 3 days later he drove from Texas and picked hte car up himself that is how excited he was. He told me that he never told his family he was buying it because he wanted it to be a suprise. He left and he called me when he got home to tell me he was safe and the drive was good. A couple of days later he called and subsequently called a few more times to tell me how excited and please he was to own his dream car. Well, I received a call from his wife a couple of hours ago and after recording 83 miles on his new Ferrari he was killed very trajectly in a plane crash, he was 53 years old. I was devistated he was the easiest sale I have ever had, just a man who knew exactly what he wanted in life. Very sad, very very sad.

  2. JH

    JH F1 Veteran

    Nov 14, 2002
    Odense, Denmark
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    Jonas H.
    Oh man, how sad. My condolences to his wife, may he rest in peace. Poor man. At least he got his wish and dream fulfilled before he died. I'm sure he died happy. Reminds me of Jens and Amar :(

    Con Saluti Cordiallisimmi
  3. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 17, 2001
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    Joe Mansion
    Oh man...

    This is so sad ! I hope he went away while dreaming of his last blast with the 512 M..

    RIP Mr 512 M .
  4. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 9, 2002
    Houston, TX
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    Oh man that is a real shame :( Im very very sorry to hear that. At least he was able to see 83 miles in his life long dream.
  5. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Joe Mansion
    This sad story should be a lesson to all garage queens owners..

    You never know when you ll get to drive it next.
  6. racedecknc

    racedecknc Karting

    Nov 24, 2003
    Winston Salem
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    puts a frog in your throat for sure. Terrible.

  7. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Sep 25, 2002
    :( :( :(

    We both love the same car. So sad. :(

    My best to his family.
  8. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ

    Apr 3, 2001
    Austin, TX
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    It is sad to know, but in another sense... he lived up to his dreams and seemed to wait till the end to get what he wanted. I know, it isn't a great way of seeing it, but it's just a different perspective. It's also nice to know that you have ties in with the wife that did not know about the car when he was buying it. Thanks for the post.
  9. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    Truly a sading and devasting thing. But as someone allready said he did achieve his dream before going and he was married.To me that would lead me to believe he lead a full life.
  10. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
    Wow thats a powerful story. So sorry.
  11. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

    Apr 17, 2003
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    Bob Hagendijk
    Atleast he could forfill one of his dreams, I know it's sad, but I'm sure the last 3 weeks of his life were the best he ever had
  12. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
    Mobile, AL
    I agree with those that say this man likely died feeling very fulfilled with his life. He obvoiusly was a good person who will be missed. Sad :(
  13. Exoticbro

    Exoticbro Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    St.Louis, MO
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    Chuck Ligon
    Holy cow what a tragedy.
    Glad to hear he did fulfill his dream.

    May God bless his family in their time of sorrow.
  14. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2003
    New Jersey
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    Augustine Staino
    That is very sad indeed. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family and friends. :(
  15. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    Sep 30, 2003
  16. Spasso

    Spasso F1 World Champ

    Feb 16, 2003
    Land of Slugs & Moss
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    Han Solo
    Reminds me how lucky we all are.

  17. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

    Feb 9, 2002
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    Amen! Take nothing for granted...
  18. MondialTCab

    MondialTCab Formula 3

    Sep 5, 2001
    Pacific Northwest
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    John Michael Gross
    Author: GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died...)

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    1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

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  19. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    #19 BigTex, Jan 23, 2004
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    Let me see if i can get this right.

    My favorite blues DJ in Houston signs off every Saturday morning with this:

    Well, I gotta hit the road again... But remember, we are only on this Earth for a very short while, and tomorrow is not promised to us....

    So go out, and make someone happy...... TODAY.

    That's why I let lil' kids climb all over my car at convenience stores.

    The Ferraris in Heaven don't have a service interval.
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  20. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

    Apr 17, 2003
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    Bob Hagendijk
    I don't know who it is, but I know it is true...
  21. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2003
    I didn't read this in any book but I'm sure it's out there in a better format than I've come up with, but everyone should ask themselves the question "If I died today, did I live a full life?"

    If the answer is yes, then that's great, keep doing what you're doing.

    If the answer is no, make a list of all the things that you still have left to do and being planning them within reason.

    So often we put off things that are important to us and then fate alters our destiny and we're no longer able to take advantage of what was previously there.

    One of the little things that was on my list of things left to do for way too many years was to eat at the Windows of the World restaurant that sat near the top of the World Trade Center and offered great views of the harbor. As one of the highest restaurants in the world it always seemed surreal to me to be eating away among the clouds. The WTC was always my favorite building set, awe-inspiring when they were completed when I was a kid, I've had posters of them throughout my life (parent's house, my condo, my house) etc.

    Obviously that lifegoal will never be met because I wasted time and figured that I could keep getting away with putting that trip off.

    Now that's a small one, but if you have big things left on your list like "taking a lap of the Nurburgring in a Ferrari" or "Visiting the village/town my ancestors came from" then it's time to start making a time schedule and trying to meet it.

    You never know when it's your time go.
  22. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

    Dec 19, 2001
    dusty old farm town
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    Very sad, sorry to hear it. :(
  23. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 30, 2001
    Dallas, TX
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    Jim E
    We all seem to echo the same sentiment here. A tragic loss, but someone that fulfilled a dream. If you're putting it off, don't.
  24. AMA328

    AMA328 F1 Rookie

    Nov 12, 2002
    ABQ-67me68-OKC :)
    well, maybe he couldn't take it(the car) with him :( ...

    BUT, could be he took the *memory* of it with him :)
  25. loungedog

    loungedog Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
    New Market, Ontario

    What a wonderful out look on life!! :) :)

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