Last Call: All the Wings Edition


How many Ferrari F40s do you need in one place to be happy? Would three of them suffice?
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24 responses to “Last Call: All the Wings Edition”

  1. nanoop Avatar

    A friend was downtown shopping with kids, and they saw a car club’s exhibition of a dozen cars. The kids asked their mother why they were doing that, and she didn’t know a satisfying answer.
    They asked me, and I didn’t have no good answer neither. I know why I’d go and look, but not what’s driving folks to sit in a lawn chair and answer questions like how many HP the car has.
    Exhibitors, why do you do that? It’s not a car and coffee, which is blending like minded people, but a publicity effort on the town’s market.

    1. Lokki Avatar
      Lokki

      Nanoop:
      Some years ago Lego did a study on how children play with toys in an attempt to increase their sales to girls. Boys, it turned out, like to imagine doing things with their toys. So given a toy car, they would imagine themselves racing it wildly. “I am SPEED RACER!! Girls, on the other hand, used their toys as stage props for emotionally based dramas they would act out. “Prince Charming and I are driving to Paris for our honeymoon!
      https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2F2d%2F10%2F5d%2F2d105d163272ca5ef38d35d5fb656249.jpg&sp=c5267d771f98466f1133748b50db1eca

      1. nanoop Avatar

        I got a privacy error in my browser, but I can confirm that observation empirically:
        I stepped on baby car (an Alfa C4) accidentally, so mama car (Mercedes Sprinter van with police livery) and papa race car (a Porsche GT) were quite upset. I had to apologize on the double.

    2. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      I’ve shown my Alfa at a local Alfa club event and the Ford at a very large annual rat rod show. Each time I walked away asking myself what the appeal is. While I realize that if everyone felt that way, there would be no shows I now selfishly drive those cars to the show, park in the spectator lot and leave when I please.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        To me, a club event or car show for car guys makes more sense – I like looking at cars including my own, so chances are other owners would enjoy a peek.

        1. Alff Avatar
          Alff

          I’m pretty impatient and always feel a need to be productive. The time commitment required to exhibit at these events is the limitation. I feel like I’m spending hours “doing nothing”.

          1. cap'n fast Avatar
            cap’n fast

            and so here you are being productive on Hooniverse. there must be some deep seated appeal for you to do this….you must admit to yourself that you really do like doing this for yourself as a reward for all those thing in your life you have done to help others no matter how far oout of the way you have had to go to do it. enjoy it. revel in it. hoon in it.

          2. Alff Avatar
            Alff

            Reading and commenting here is easy and quick. I don’t feel bad about taking little sanity breaks during the day in the same way that I would spending a whole afternoon sitting in a folding chair while others file past looking at my car.

    3. outback_ute Avatar
      outback_ute

      That type of situation I would say is for a) promoting the club in a more public venue, plus classic cars more widely, and b) the club members to get together and socialise. There is a venue in the city here opposite the main train station that has a club display each month. It is a bit of a pain to participate, but very good exposure.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        I totally missed the club element, that sounds reasonable. “Unorganized muscle car owners, unite!”

  2. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    The F40s are nice but…
    Real Ferraris have V12s, my eye is drawn to the pair of 365 Daytonas behind in red and yellow, GTB and GTC.

  3. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    What’s better about this picture is that this isn’t a car show. It’s a just New York parking lot and shows the Ferrari owners ability to park.

    1. Lokki Avatar
      Lokki

      I would say London but the sentiment is exactly right. Yes, both these cars are illegally parked. However, my friend tells me that it’s cheaper than paying for legal parking so there’s that.
      Pay no attention to the picture being upside down. Australian cameraman at work.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e852318137bb197f6545b12f8429835f76a0db9544dfb95248c13a10f1a32c8.jpg

      1. outback_ute Avatar
        outback_ute

        Reverse lotto, will you get a ticket or not?

  4. Victor Avatar
    Victor

    November 12, 1939 – Admiral Byrd’s Snow Cruiser passes through traffic and onlookers before halting for the night in Framingham, Massachusetts https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/529e8e635ce933ecb00e437918083efd9c7516fd993bde95a0167e527770c880.jpg

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      Those onlookers, the residents of Framingham, are called ‘Framinghammers’. True story.

      1. Alff Avatar
        Alff

        They are readily identifiable by their straight claws and larger than average heads.

    2. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      That reminds me,someone has now driven across Antactica and back, for the first time.
      That someone was Ernest Shackleton’s grandson in a slightly modified Hyundai Santa Fe
      http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/travel/a33310/antarctica-shackleton-great-grandson-hyundai-first-car/
      https://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/img/QXgjQkwxnLwYamUH4n828Ci-ihE=/1600×900/2017/04/20/4c31651b-db50-40fe-b5ed-482561316a13/hyundai-santa-fe-antarctica-3.jpg

      1. Alff Avatar
        Alff

        The power of branding

  5. jim Avatar
    jim

    Fiat crash tests in the early 60s

    View post on imgur.com

    1. Monkey10is Avatar
      Monkey10is

      Fiat were clearly ahead of their time; it’s rumoured that the next round of NCAP tests will simulate the effects of a simultaneous high speed impact with another car AND a helicopter.
      (Expect resulting designs to feature still thicker A & B pillars, a higher bonnet, headlights covering more of the frontal area than ever before and a mandatory reversing camera.)

  6. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    This is how Pierluigi, a simple mechanic, could afford to send his three children to Ivy League schools.

  7. cap'n fast Avatar
    cap’n fast

    as to demonstrating parking skills, these were “placed” by crane. big red owners are notorious for not ever parking so close to any other object. surely, there is no fear of dings or scrapes, merely a genetic disposition to not allow anything to bask in their shine of “glory of ownership”. obviously, all three F40s had one owner. triple the glory. and i am jealous. such a display of wretched excess as to purchase enough spare parts along with the one F40 to enable the owner to build two spare complete cars!

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