Monday, March 3, 2014

The Apple-Ferrari connection

March 3, 2014  (Facebook post)

More on the Ferrari Project: (from the Washington Post today

I expect my new Ferrari California T to have the latest tech from Apple's new CarPlay system, being announced in the next few days at the Geneva Auto Show. Apple's Jony Ive is on the Ferrari Board of Directors for the last year+, and this is just one result of collaboration between these two super-Brands.

First contact

February 20, 2014  (Facebook post)

More on the Ferrari project: Today I registered with stating my intent to buy at the earliest opportunity one new Ferrari California T from the dealer in Newport Beach. Hopefully this will give me a place closer to the front of the line. I'm sure there are a good number of people ahead of me, and the wait will probably be at least a year, but there will probably be many more people in line behind me... 

My Mind is Playing Tricks on me!

February 16, 2014 (Facebook post)

Wow... I could actually smell the leather as the door opened and the guy got inside the car! How weird is that? 

Rationalizing an Emotional Decision

Facebook post, February 16, 2014

More on the Ferrari project: I have contacted the Ferrari salesman who remembers me from 14 years ago when I ordered my custom built 550 Maranello from the factory via his dealership. He says no info is currently available on when they will accept orders for the new California T, however should know more soon. 

When arranging for the purchase of a new custom built Ferrari, one must have patience. The 550 Maranello took about 11 months from order to delivery. The California T may take about the same, but it could be several more months until they start accepting orders. I figure sometime in the middle of 2015 I should be driving it...

The Ferrari experience is more emotional than rational.

Getting the urge

February 15, 2014

The brand new Ferrari California T - some machines, such as this one, and the biplane I flew for 7 years, have a magnetic physical presence... a gravitational pull that can capture a man into orbit around it. If I ordered one, in my colors, it would take a year to build... It would be fun to create a plan to make it appear next spring! 

The last time I ordered a new Ferrari from the factory was about 14 years ago, for the 550 Maranello, and I sold it about a year later, so it has been much too long since my last Ferrari. I think it is important to have something to look forward to (as in My Next Ferrari) but it's also important to actually achieve it...