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Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by jordan747_400, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 9, 2002
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    What a day! I got to the restraunt pretty early so I could photograph everyone coming into the parking lot. Wayne got there a second before me in the Gallardo, so finally after waiting about 10 minutes with no Ferraris in sight, Wayne offers to take me for a spin! We rip around Shoreline drive for a few minutes. It was a pretty amaznig feeling with all the walls and seats set up for the Long Beach Grand Prix. After putting around for a bit he pulls over and offers to let me drive!! What a crazy experience! I had never been in a Lamborghini until today and I have to admit that I am REALLY impressed. The car felt extremely powerful even though I didnt get too fast in it...For those who I have heard say that the Gallardo doesn't have that Italian soul to it, they are wrong! For those that say the visibility is a problem, they are wrong too :) I'm pretty short and I had no problem with frontal or rear visibility! Overall I am very impressed with the Gallardo! Thanks again Wayne for giving me the opportunity to accomplish another childhood dream :)

    The Lunch was great and it was a pleasure seeing everyone again! Im looking forward to the next get together!!

    On with the photos!
     
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  3. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    Jordan
    Too bad we could find a safe area to stretch it's legs!
    If I were A Lambo salesman you ARE THE GUY i WOULD LET DRIVE ONE!!
    Since I'm not next best thing is to refer them to Nick Smith at Symbolic 858 454-1800. Maybe he'll move me further up the Bentley Continental GT list
    if I send him some business??? Doubt it... the demand right now for those is staggering! I'll probably see one of those much sooner than the Ferrari Spider.
    (been on that list 2 years and I still have 7 people in front of me.It is SO
    stupid!!!!!)
     
  4. ferrarinascar

    ferrarinascar Rookie

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    It was really great meeting some of you F-chatters. Next time hope to stay longer and bring the GF. Great pics. Keep 'em comin!
     
  5. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Hey Chris, sorry I never got to talk to you much, but it was a pleasure meeting you!
     
  6. jdb

    jdb Formula Junior

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    First it's driving the Enzo and now it's crusing around in a Gallardo -- not bad! Wayne -- can I bum a ride in the Lamborghini on the next drive? I've never ridden in a Lamborghini before and would love to see what they're like!
     
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  8. ferrarinascar

    ferrarinascar Rookie

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    Jordan that was me, Chris, but sorry could only speak to you for a short time. Congratulations on the Lamborghini experience. Hope to be at another CC Saturday in mid March. appreciate your enthusiasm and thanks for the well wishes in Europe.

     
  9. Ferrari Boy

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    Great pics Jordan! The drive afterward was a blast, you should have stuck around. Probably the most memorable thing was when we were on the bridge and right when we started going, Costa gunned it in the 550. He had like a 100 ft. tread mark and was swerving a little, it was awesome! I looked over and I saw Byron, and he got a kick out of it too!

    Also, when we got on, I guess some civilian car got cut off because he did a full 180 spin out! My dad saw the whole think.

    The other highlight would be after exiting Shoreline Dr., a cop comes up and yells on the loud speaker "This is Downtown Long Beach, not a racetrack." The funny thing is, we were on the Long Beach Grand Prix track. The whole thing was a blast.

    More info to come when I get my pics up, probably tomorrow.

    Thanks for organizing this!

    David
     
  10. Bmyth-FDC

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    Hey guys,
    What a great day it was!! The OC crew started our drive up from newport beach (@ Starbucks on PCH). Man, where do I begin? We had a little bit of everything today!!

    First of all - thanks Jeffrey for setting this up with the Yard House. The food was great (love those onion rings!) and the company even better. Lots of new faces today ... I'm excited that our group will grow more and more this year!!

    Recap of the day...
    LA Caravan and OC Caravan meet at Yard House
    TV Interviews with TVBS (Chinese Channel) - woo hoo!! we're gonna be on national tv! (Thanks Ron/Sumei!) Lemme see... good food, good company, a few near misses (phew!), Shoreline...Jeremy's close call with PV police, a great run up the peninsula coast, and some great photos!!

    "Oh what a feeling!!" (Armen, that was for you! ;))

    I had a wonderful time, everyone. It was great to meet new people and see familiar faces again. Armen and Jeffrey - I have some great video footage of your cars on the road... drop me an email and I will send them to you zipped up. (byron@ferraridrivingclub.com)

    SUNDAY RUN... Santa Barbara... be there! :)

    Byron
    FDC
     
  11. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    I just want to thank you guys today. I had a great time. Looking foward to seeing you all again. Next time... It'll be BIGGER & (I don't know how it could be better)!!!!!! The pictures are great!!!
     
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  13. mbmike

    mbmike Formula Junior

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    Wow! Awesome pictures you guys!

    I wish I had my camera with me so I could have taken a picture of Jeremy with the cops, and you guys lined up on Palos Verdes Drive :)
     
  14. Senna1994

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    Wayne your Gallardo is truly beautiful. I love that car. Jordan you are one lucky SOB to drive all these cars.
     
  15. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    No kidding! I may be the luckiest guy in the world, but this is even more of a testament to the great guys in the club who are generous enough to offer to let me drive their cars! No words to adequately describe it! Not too many guys my age get to ride in Ferraris --much less drive them, and since my first experience it has just been a continuous dream! I'm almost afraid though; if I have too much fun now, it leaves me with less to look forward to in the future! Either way, I have had some great experiences thanks to all the guys in the club. Driving cars like these may be a once in a lifetime experience, but its the lifelong friends that I have met through the club thats really special to me!

    A few years from now you will all drive my own Ferrari! Dinner will be on me as well :)
     
  16. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

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    Jordan,

    Get a 308.

    OK?
     
  17. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    Jordan you have done it again!! Gallardo!
    :)

    Great pics Jordan and Byron
    Thanks
     
  18. G-force

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    Depends on if wife will show up. I certainly could take you for a short spin though. Spin...wrong word..I haven't been able to loose traction yet ,!
    We could always turn "ESP" off..that should do it!
     
  19. jdb

    jdb Formula Junior

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  20. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey who's 512tr with the chrome rims?
     
  21. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Great pictures as always. :)
     
  22. clokey

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    ....it was great meeting everyone and I'm sorry I had to leave early....PV is a great drive.

    Quite an experience being behind Byron on PCH.....I can still taste the rubber as he blanketed me (and 4 lanes of PCH) in smoke!

    ...until next time. Cheers!

    Paul
     
  23. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Hey who's 512tr with the chrome rims? Ernie's question

    The 512TR with chrome wheels is my Brother in laws car. Ross. He's from Fresno.
     
  24. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Thats my brother in laws car. He's from Fresno.


    I think I posted wrong the last time????
     
  25. msage355

    msage355 Formula Junior

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    on the 405
     
  26. jdb

    jdb Formula Junior

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    I love the one where the reflection of the car is in your windshield! Were those pics really taken during the part where we were doing 120? The images are so crisp.
     
  27. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Mike, those first two shots are awesome!!
     
  28. Ferrari Boy

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    Great shots everyone! This was truly one great event!

    -David
     

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