Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wow! What a great color...

Still thinking of colors... here's one you won't see every day: (maybe I'm partial to it because it's on one of the prettiest Ferraris ever made)

Friday, September 5, 2014

When?

If "sometime in the spring" is the current estimate of when the car will arrive, then to put some numbers to that concept, here is a countdown to the First Day of Spring, and as of this writing, it shows 195 days. For a middle of spring date, add 45 days to get 240 from today. And that's an interesting number because that's about what the car will cost, in k. This gives me a target of earning 1k/day more to be able to pay for it when it arrives. All good things to know...

On a positive note, it will be considerably less time until my Next Ferrari than it has been since my Previous Ferrari (2001). So there's that...  :)

And, another positive note: As of today, I have crossed over from being a man who has no Ferrari to a man who has one on order. That seems to be a massive leap in itself.

Counting the days until Spring...

Blue car

Blue Pozzi, with Blue Sterling interior, leather and Alcantara (suede). White (blanco) stitching. Ordered it today. "Spring" delivery.






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Test Drive Video

GoPro video clips of my Test Drive of the Ferrari California T. Recorded and edited by Ferrari North America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANFuOxVmKo8

I tried to keep my composure, and not wet my pants, or worse. This video clip does not reveal the inner leaping my soul is doing, the emotional backflips, the sensory overload of it all. But here are a few moments of my hour attacking the streets of Newport Beach in a brand new Ferrari California T.

The white car next to me at the stoplight is another Ferrari California T that had started out ahead of me by several minutes, and I caught him here, and finished several minutes ahead of him. He got to enjoy his ride longer than me, but I think I had more fun. It's all philosophical fidgeting about Ferraris and Fun...

 I tried to be blasé, and not reveal my burning NEED to drive this car, every day, for the rest of my life. I think I appear seriously interested, but non-committal.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Forgive me, Father; it has been 14 years since my last Ferrari


It seems like such a long time to be without a Ferrari. It is a Wrong that must be Put Right. A disharmony in the Universe. A Nit which must be Picked.

More than a Nit, of course. Or a Nit on the scale of the Nail that was Lost. A Nit with Grand Consequences.

It was not intended to be this way, that is, so long since my last Ferrari. It was, at the time, a mere transition, without any characterization of when the next one would come along, or what it would be, etc. At the time, it was surely unintended that it would be my LAST Ferrari. Surely there would be others...

I should speak of it as my Previous Ferrari, not my last Ferrari. There are only Previous, Current, or Next Ferraris.

It was merely a move from a giant airplane hangar in the desert with 6 cars to a seaside condo with only one parking place. Only one of my rides could be the daily driver.  The Maranello needed 20 minutes to warm up before the manual shifter would smooth out, so it was poorly suited to daily driving and reluctantly I let it go. I chose the Jag XK8 convertible, blue, for the daily driver, and drove it for 5 years. Then a Corvette roadster, C6, in 2006 followed by the Audi S5. Time slips away...

My Previous Ferrari was a brand new 550 Maranello. Photo above.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Low Profile version 1.0

Just now playing with the online configurator. Minimum of brightwork. No badges. Preview below. Check it out.



And then there is this remote resemblance, circa 1978, at Big Sur, with 275 GTB, long nose: