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Hit the road Alexander !!! One man, one Ferrari, 6 gears !

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Yquem, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

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    Getting a bit hungry... but don't want to leave the car very long... so... having a burger at the drive-thru :D ;)
    The girl at the window never saw a Ferrari passing by before :)
     
  2. alx355gt

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    Meeting with another Ferrari in the very small village of Weert... a brand new 575M with Swiss plates... Of course I stopped to take a pic... the owner came out a bit later to have a look at the Spider :)

    Joren, I guess this is the same car you saw a few days ago...
     
  3. alx355gt

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    The last pic on a little road through the forest... driving very slowly to have an ice cream on a nice quite terrace in the middle of the forest... :)

    4 hours later the car had to be returned... but as I mentioned earlier... we didn't get that far... When driving back to Antwerp I had to stop for a traffic light... when the light turned green, I moved the car in first, no problem, but when I wanted to go to second gear... the clutch refused... no more shifting... :( No more driving :( A sad ending to a wonderful 3 days... About 30 minutes later they came to tow the nice Spider away... and left us with a... yellow Lotus Elise... Nice car and fun to drive... but not the same as a Ferrari!
    We drove that car a bit more and then returned to the rental garage...
    Over again... and feeling sad for having to leave the car like this but wow... what a fantastic feeling to have driven it again!
    Can't wait to see, hear, smell ride in... or even better... drive a Ferrari again!
    But I'm affraid I will have to be patient again...

    Who knows? The next Ferrari I'll drive could become mine! :)

    I hope you enjoyed the story and pics a bit and appologize for rushing through the thread so fast now, keeping the story short... I don't have a lot of time now and got a few things to handle so...

    Greets and CU later, Alexander
     
  4. vincent355

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    Cool,

    Thanks for takin the time. the Drive thru pic is classic, especially in Europe.
     
  5. Yquem

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    No, it isn't. The one I saw in Brussels and Knokke had the '575M' badge on it and the license plate started with VS I believe.

    Good story with great pics Allesandro! Thanks for sharing all this!
     
  6. rpmtifosi

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    Hey Alex!!
    First of all, sorry to hear about your accident!! But fortunately nobody was hurt!! That's the most important thing right now!! It's never good to have an accident but stay positive!!
    And second...... great write up and nice pictures!!! (yeah i could sent you the pics i made on saturday night but they really are too dark!!) Didn't have time for burning the clips on cd either!! :rolleyes: But ofcourse you will be the first to have them!! :) We really should meet again soon, if i find the time!!! :-S
    BTW are you going to watch the next GP in Maasmechelen?? Maybe i can make it this time!! ;)
    GRTZ to Kelly and stay cool!! Hope everything works out for you very soon!
    You really deserve it!

    CIAO...

    Guy
     
  7. alx355gt

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    Thanks for the nice comments again... :D Really cheers me up! It was my pleasure to share the car, the pics and the experience... This thread is a wonderful reminder to some really nice days... Hopefully there will be a lot more of them in the future... I will surely watch this thread from time to time again.

    Joren, so it's not the same car? Now we know there are two Swiss gents with a silver 575M cruising trough Belgium... :D

    Guy, you're right. We really should meet again some day soon! Unfortanetely I can't make it to Maasmechelen next week to watch the Hungary Grand Prix there because I have to work that day :( But I'll certainly watch the Belgian GP in the clubhouse! Don't want to miss that! :D Of course we can also meet up on another occassion... but I've got some very busy weeks coming up. I'm sure we can work something out.

    Don't worry about the clips... I'm patient :) and it will be nice to hear them to relive the sensation when there is some time passed... It doesn't matter that much that the image is dark if the sound is ok! :D BTW feel free to sent the clip(s) directly to Tina for her website when you've got the time... so everyone can enjoy the sound of the V8... :D
    No rush, take you're time!

    And yes... hopefully everything will be ok soon...

    Greets, Alexander
     
  8. Wolfgang

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    Alex,
    thank you for the stunning pics and great write up of - YOUR STORY!
    I love the last pic very much F355 SUV Spider :D
     
  9. TinaDK

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    great story.... great pics..... i can read this story again and again :) :) :)
    Feels like trying it for myself :) I can feel butterflies in my stomac , thinking of how it would be to get up in the morning, go outside,,, look at the stunning Fcar... jump in and cruise around in the morning and see the sun getting up.... wwwooooow!!!
    SOME day it will be like that, i hope.... but it's really hard to wait :D

    Maybe I should make a section on my site with "your Fcar story" !?! :) could be fun to read other peoples experiences with their dreamcar :) :D
     
  10. ForzaFerrari

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    Tnx for the nice story and all the pics! Really enjoyed this at this boring morning at the office ;) you made my day! :D
     
  11. Malfark

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    Agreed!! You clearly enjoyed it....I can actually hear the "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA's" in the tunnels! :D:D

    Cheers, MARK
     
  12. alx355gt

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    Wolfgang, Tina, Waldo, Mark,... I'm really happy you liked the story and pics too! My pleasure to share it with you! :D
     
  13. alx355gt

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    And not only in the tunnels! ;):D Actually, I "YEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD" almost the whole time then lol
    Wow, it was soooooo great, but went by soooooo quick too!
     
  14. stradale88

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    I really enjoyed your write-up of a couple of days with the F355! It makes me long for such an experience even more... I loved the anecdotes as well, like the one with the Espace. It brought a smile to my face. :D

    Enjoy reliving those days over and over again and lots of thanks for taking the trouble of writing it down and sharing the great stories and pictures with us!

    P.S.: Did anyone else notice how in the last picture of post #30 the people in the background seem to be more interested in the river than in the wonderful car behind them? It still baffles me how some people just can't appreciate pure art...
     
  15. alx355gt

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    Thanks for your comment Roland. I'm glad you liked it too. :D

    Yes, it's amazing some people just don't understand the beauty of a Ferrari...
     
  16. alx355gt

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    Hehe... Just another quick pic...
    "Pinok", the lucky cat on the Ferrari... :)

    @Paul, looks a bit like your cat, isn't it? :)
     
  17. Wolfgang

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    Hi Alexander,
    love the pic - its soooooooooo cute with the cat.

    Here is another cat-pic with my old 308:)
     
  18. alx355gt

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    :D Great pic! Another look-a-like cat in Germany! :D
    Wonderful! :D
     
  19. Skyler

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    man, thats 2 lucky guys in that 355 ferrari!
     
  20. alx355gt

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    #70 alx355gt, Apr 8, 2005
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    I hope nobody minds that I'm re-posting all lost pics in this old thread again?
    It hurts me to see this personal memory thread incomplete...
    So... here I go...
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  21. alx355gt

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    Molto bene!!! :D:D:D
     
  22. rpmtifosi

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    Really great pics Alex!! Thanks for reposting!!
    Made me remember our meet in Antwerp on saturdaynight!!! :) ;)
    A hot summernight, a hot girl on my lap and reving through the waaslandtunnel in a 355 Spider!! :D

    Guy
     
  23. alx355gt

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    My pleasure, Guy! :D
    Wish I could attach the sound and movie files of the tunnel here! :D
     
  24. Dino 208gt4

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    Thanks for reposting!!
    Ferrari related pics are always nice to see!! :D
     
  25. ForzaFerrari

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    didn't mind the reposting at all! Great pics! :) ...
     

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