A year after we found ourselves in the worst possible situation, I am once again back behind the wheel of a Ferrari 360! This time though, I’ve decided to be a little less mainstream and have opted for a yellow F1, which will hopefully stand out just a little more from the crowd. (I mean, even more than a Ferrari does anyway.) It’s not been easy to achieve, but I was determined not to let some reckless driver deny me my dreams.
It’s been over a year since I’ve posted an update here, and for the worst possible reason: my Ferrari 360 is no more. Unfortunately I was driven off the road back exactly a year ago, on my way to have the 360 serviced, and because of the motorway speed we were travelling at there was total carnage: because of one lunatic who didn’t look or signal before changing lanes I was forced to attempt an emergency stop, which didn’t pan out as expected and we span off the motorway, collecting another unexpecting driver on the way.
So it’s now been just over three years since I bought my first Ferrari, my 360 Modena, and this year has been rather special as it has been both the 70th anniversary of Ferrari and the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain. This meant that there were many events throughout the country to celebrate both occasions. I was lucky enough to join in a couple, yet gutted that I missed a couple that—in hindsight—I could easily have attended. Ah well, one can’t always have everything.
Once again, the Ferrari Owners Club was invited to GVE London, for a BBQ and a chance to watch the qualifying of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix. The was a slightly larger turn-out this year, possibly helped by GVE’s increased presence along with their new, larger showroom. Here’s what came out this year for some lunch.
Just a quick post, as there hasn’t been much going on in the world of my 360, as she’s been tucked away since the middle of October—hibernating until the better weather. That said, some have had their Ferrari’s out judging by some recent YouTube videos, though it appears that the FF is the Ferrari of choice for this time of year. Despite it actually making me feel a little envious (knowing I could be out doing the same), when I take a look at my calendar for the summer months I know there are many exciting weekends lined up ahead where I can cruise around, clocking up miles.
On a website related note, I have added an event calendar to highlight car shows and other public events that I may attend. I will try to remember to update an events details if I will actually be attending, so feel free to persuade me and then come along and chat in person.