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Old 06-18-2007, 10:40 AM   #21
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That was a fine thing to do Ryan. Someone above said "passion" and that's just about it. Of course it was the basis of the shoot and the write up as well. Let me toss in another Ferrari fact regarding passion and American influence.

Long ago when Enzo drove for, I think Alfa Romeo in the late teens early 20s he was impressed with the performance of a certain 60 degree V-12. It was this impression that created the wonderful V-12s of the earlier Ferrari offerings some of us love so much. That early 12 was a Packard Twin Six. I always wanted a shot of an early Ferrari 12 reflected into the door of an early 12cyl Packard, showing both motors. As many concours events I've been to I never really got the opportunity. Your article and shoot is as close as I've seen. Nice to see you "get it" beyond the obvious. Thank you for sharing the thoughts.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:46 AM   #22
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Highlander, I had no idea... Interesting fact for sure...

Another one - Enzo Ferrari had no interest in history... He's been quoted a number of times saying stuff like, "An Old Ferrari is worthless if a new one is available."

Still, the company has done a great job preserving their own history... and Enzo was very much influenced by tradition as witnessed by his staff and his touches in Maranello...
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:00 AM   #23
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Thanks a ton for the nice words... I was a little worried that folks wouldn't get my warped appreciation for all cars...


you kiddin me? i'm the same way. i've loved hot rods (old cars in general realy) since i was a little guy but it was Ferraris and Lamborghinis that i was first passionate about.
i'm not sure how i'll pull it off but i still hope to own a Ferrari some day. they are an absolutely amazing piece of machinery and art.
alot of the older European exotics and race cars are just amazing things of beauty to me. a perfect blending of form and function. and boy do they function!

...about the only style of car i can not find any appreciation for are these friggin "Donks". WTF???


great stuff Ryan...
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #24
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Ryan,
When you were at Coker Tire did you see the Ferrari 308 with over 100,000mi
on the clock? It was an interesting story about a sales guy in a Ferrari.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:31 AM   #25
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When you were at Coker Tire did you see the Ferrari 308 with over 100,000mi
on the clock? It was an interesting story about a sales guy in a Ferrari.
Yeah, I saw it sitting there in all its Magnum PI glory, but didn't ask about it... What's the story?
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:32 AM   #26
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Great photography and an interesting read as well. Worthy of any magazine for sure, but instead put on display for us all for free. Not selfish at all Ryan.

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:34 AM   #27
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Ok, ok... I'll admit after reading the story, all 3 cars have (gulp) heart. However only 2 have soul.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:39 AM   #28
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I get it. For me it was a Jaguar XK150 drop head coupe, had to have it, wish I still did. Have had a passion for Jags ever since, still have two.
But Ford killed it. The new ones have no soul, A front wheel drive Jag? Bullshit. Got my eye on a 64 Mark V sedan. Might take the plunge.
Thanks Ryan, thought I'd get kicked off for admitting I loved a foreigner.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:00 PM   #29
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Ok, ok... I'll admit after reading the story, all 3 cars have (gulp) heart. However only 2 have soul.
If the 575 gets wailed on, raced, and road tripped to death, it'll earn a soul.

Passion. That is what it's all about, isn't it?

Thats why I don't bag on other people's cars. From imports, to 4x4s, to "Donks", if that is what lights your fire, I'm all for it. I might not understand it, like it, or approve of it, but if you dig it, to hell with everyone else.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #30
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I'm with you Appleseed. I can appreciate the passion even if its not mine.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:37 PM   #31
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I get it, most certainly I get it! Passion was mentioned earlier, thats exactly it. The passions expressed regarding the three vehicles is only matched by your obvious passion of literary art, Ryan.
Very impressive article, thanks for sharing it with us. You have a gift with words and expression.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:12 PM   #32
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Ryan -

This is part of the reason I love this place. While most here I think are very narrow minded about what a hot rod is and should be. You have to open your mind and realize that, almost any car can be a hot rod, whether it's traditionally styled or not. does that mean that this forum should be about turbo charged b-16 powered honda crx's, NO! But you need to recognize them as hot rods, small light car, bigger motor than it was designed for, and getting rid of the fluff that doesn't make it go faster, stop quicker or handle better.

Sorry for the rant, all I really want to say is thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:14 PM   #33
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Ryan,

As always a very insightful article. I couldn't agree more about our foundations and that marques like Ferrari are hot rods in their own right. Also, I believe the traditions of European coachbuilding and innovation are similar in many ways to the ones that we follow. All to make an automobile faster, more beautiful, or both. We are all gearheads and the machinery from Europe has just as many fine examples as the ones here.

I wish that I could someday add a car like a Ferrari to my stable, but unfortunately the ones I want just keep getting more out of site. However if any of you want to buy a great one, Steve McQueen's Ferrari 250 Lusso, is up for sale.

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http://homepage.mac.com/mrakdesign/PhotoAlbum7.html

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Old 06-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #34
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It seems out of place with when you look at the pics of the 575, and probably fits the coupe better, but I've always loved this quote.


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Old 06-18-2007, 02:53 PM   #35
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my intial reaction whenever hearing or reading or seeing ferraris is that of the stereotypical ferrari driver and how super expensive they are and how little they are actually driven the way they were built to be driven but then I think about it logically and like was mentioned in the article ignore the cost and the fact I will never be able to afford one or the usual drivers of Ferraris and they are beautiful cars that balance the beauty and the mechanics of the cars they have great build quality they sound excellent and perform great. I can see both sides why people hate them and the associations with Ferrari and I can also see the attraction. And those 12 cylinder cars have always been my favorite ferraris.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:16 PM   #36
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Ryan. Great article. Sometimes we just have to look deeper and see whats beyond the surface. The image is just a thanks for the inspiration. Keep'em coming..........
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:20 PM   #37
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Thanks Ryan. This ties a lot of things into a nice tidy bundle......................... Think about it.

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Old 06-18-2007, 03:38 PM   #38
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very good read, i love hot rods but can appreciate any car someone takes the time to build and customize.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:45 PM   #39
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nice shootin', tex.
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...about the only style of car i can not find any appreciation for are these friggin "Donks". WTF???
what's not to appreciate about scissor doors and 24 inch wires on an 85 caprice sedan? do you know how many pounds of hash you have to sling to pay for mods like that?
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