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Offline DL599

  • nee Melbourne Exotics

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Damon



Offline T0M722


  • Joined: Jan 2011

  • Location: Melbourne



Offline DL599

  • nee Melbourne Exotics

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Damon
This was in London, the Gumball 3000 is in the USA.  :doh:
Retard move by me... Thought they went to London as well



Offline tdc911


  • Joined: Apr 2006

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park
  • No idea how to make her happy!

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
Of course, it's been ferrarifixered.......
Now that's a cool thing to have on your resume.



Offline mondi

  • Resident Bogan
  • Moderator

  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Location:
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Why is FF humping that wheel!??!?!?!    :eek:


No Spashing involved here I hope.....    :D



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Now that's a cool thing to have on your resume.

As if I were employable.... !



Offline JBO


  • Joined: Sep 2011

  • Drives: Something that doesn't meet my aspirations...yet...
  • Location: Adelaide
Recently changed hands for $US 35 million.

completely and utterly epic.

the end.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
I'm not sure who owns it now, or recently, but when I worked on it, in the 99 classic tour auto, it was owned by Leventis.

We fixed two different breakdowns, one required a full ignition system rebuild putting it back on points / condensors as the electronic failed. We did this roadside and it took several hours, including making ballast resistors from sticks and speaker wire. Then next day the dynamo failed and I repaired it roadside again, we had a spare dynamo but it was the wrong type, so I dismantled both and made parts to swap across. An hour or so here.

Then, pictured, it tore a shock absorber bracket off the axle tube, which we arc welded back on. Again, a couple of hours work. Welding near the fuel tank and oil filled axle.

All this was done "gratis", as I was representing DK Engineering and just couldn't drive a support vehicle past a stricken GTO. He had no support of his own. I was supporting two historic Porsches (spit), but of course they ran mostly ok.

At the end of the event, Mr Leventis, sitting at dinner, called me over and stuffed a roll of money into my hand.

"thank you very much, thats quite unnesessary" I said....

I went back to my colleague, opened up the money......

200 french francs..... About 50 bucks......

I went back to his table, dropped it all over his dinner and told him he clearly needed it more than me.

His dinner guests were disgusted, and made him feel very very small indeed.

I lost all respect for wealth, that day. The wealthy are just people too, and no better than the average or the poor, its just circumstance and deed that separates us all.



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