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Entries from October 5th, 2009

Festa di Ferrari Concours – Stamford, CT

October 5th, 2009 by Stu

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

In one day I have attended a Concours d’Elegance dedicated to Ferrari, enjoyed a CNBC Biography about the legacy of Enzo Ferrari and stumbled upon the high octane chase scene in Bad Boys II where Will Smith’s 575MM victoriously chases down gun-toting Jamaican drug dealers driving a stolen tractor trailer. All this media exposure, public attention and unbridled enthusiasm for a brand that has never aired a single advertisement. It seems there is something to these cars from Maranello. Something beyond horsepower, top speed and technological advances. Something that gives young boys goose-bumps and makes grown men cut checks for obscene amounts of money.

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VW Beetle – Desbrosses Street, NYC

October 1st, 2009 by Ian

Beetle2

Punch buggy red – no punch backs! Ok now that’s out of the way we can proceed. This Type 1 Beetle snapped in the West Village is not nearly as old as it seems. Well the technology is downright geriatric but this baby was actually assembled with “new” parts in VW’s Puebla, Mexico plant in 2001. While the rest of the world had long since hung the Beetle jersey from the rafters, the Mexican market (particularly cab drivers) kept the icon alive until 2003 when the last ever new Beetle (# 21,529,464) rolled of the assembly line.

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