A Journey Back To Where It All Began...

A Journey Back To Where It All Began...

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ANOpax

193 posts

119 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Pericoloso said:
That's known as Servito ,which usually costs considerably more per litre.....smile
You live and learn! I didn’t notice the higher fuel cost as we were in a rural area and I simply assumed that was the local price. At least I got a lot of chat about ‘Bella Ferrari’ for my money!

Pericoloso

42,650 posts

116 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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ANOpax said:
Pericoloso said:
That's known as Servito ,which usually costs considerably more per litre.....smile
You live and learn! I didn’t notice the higher fuel cost as we were in a rural area and I simply assumed that was the local price. At least I got a lot of chat about ‘Bella Ferrari’ for my money!
Without boring you with a log winded post about this....

Some filling stations have Servito pumps where the staff will fill for you or self service pumps which you do yourself.

The price difference isn't always clear to see.

Sometimes it's the same pump and the filling bloke presses a button on the pump and the price per litre increases right in front of your eyes.

David_T

18 posts

33 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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What a great trip, great pictures, great car and a great write up.

Watching your car disappear into the ground on the lift sounds amazing, then having it rise gradually to the surface when you were ready to go. A bit of a shame you weren't allowed on the lift as well to stand beside your car and to wave to everyone.

An average of 21.6 mpg sounds quite respectable with a mixture of 90 mph cruising and no doubt some crawling around some towns.

Thanks for sharing, what a fantastic memory for you and your wife.

MDL111

4,472 posts

130 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to Post - sounds like a lovely trip and great pics

s2000db

874 posts

106 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Yes marvellous review, keep enjoying yourself in good health!

IMI A

7,530 posts

154 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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These cars get cooler as they get older. I remember preferring the Huracan in terms of styling when it first came out. Now I prefer the G! Wonderful pics thanks for sharing.

Superleg48

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912 posts

86 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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BelfastBoy said:
Great read, all very interesting and informative! Did they make a fuss of you at the factory since it was a special occasion and you were there in one of their 'babies', or was it just the standard type of visitor experience?
Interesting you should ask. To be honest it was pretty much a standard visitor experience. Now, I think that if you take the trouble to bring your Lambo home all the way from UK, it would have been nice perhaps to have had museum entry for free or something like that. That said, it in no way detracted from the experience.

Ballistic

860 posts

213 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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What an epic road-trip - many thanks for sharing.

If the stars align and I'm ever fortunate to own a Lambo, my aim would be to do something similar.

When I first started going to Italy (currently visit at least once a year through work) I used to think the same, that Ferraris and Lamborghinis would be everywhere. So far I've only ever seen a 599!

Your car is a real beauty.

davidc1

859 posts

115 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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Enjoyed reading your adventure. Nice write up.
I want to do trips like this in a few years when my kids are a bit older and can fend for themselves.
The 1st car to ever give me a tingle when i was a nipper was a urracco in mint green that used to be parked down my road.

I only wish i had a wife that was happy to share the joy of having a special car... you are blessed!
I will have to do them with my brother perhaps and share the driving.

BelfastBoy

768 posts

113 months

Friday 8th November 2019
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Superleg48 said:
BelfastBoy said:
Great read, all very interesting and informative! Did they make a fuss of you at the factory since it was a special occasion and you were there in one of their 'babies', or was it just the standard type of visitor experience?
Interesting you should ask. To be honest it was pretty much a standard visitor experience. Now, I think that if you take the trouble to bring your Lambo home all the way from UK, it would have been nice perhaps to have had museum entry for free or something like that. That said, it in no way detracted from the experience.
I would agree, surprised they didn't acknowledge your road trip and car in some way. But, as you say, 'standard' Lambo factory tour is still a good day out!

70proof

5,892 posts

108 months

Sunday 10th November 2019
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awesome trip, great write up.... properly priceless

RSbandit

1,026 posts

85 months

Sunday 10th November 2019
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Great write up and lovely car really like the Gallardo Superleggera

TCruise

63 posts

44 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Sorry for the historic thread bump, but having read this previously, I enjoyed reading this even more the second time around given the current lock down!

What a great trip.

willy wombat

431 posts

101 months

Tuesday 24th March
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I enjoyed reading this too. We take a Ferrari over to Italy most years and your write up rings a lot of bells. Re your wife buying the large box of chocolates, bottles of liquor etc. A few years ago we had been away for about a fortnight in the 458 spider and it was packed to the gunnels. Our last overnight before the tunnel home was in Troyes and lo and behold Mrs Wombat found a shoe shop having a massive sale. Four pairs were bought and the trip home the next day was conducted with my wife balancing four pairs of shoes, in boxes of course, on her lap.
On a sadder note, we have this years June trip all planned, hotels booked - Lake Como, Amalfi, Portofino, St Tropez and now it clearly isn’t going to happen so I’m about to start cancelling all the arrangements. However, in the grand scheme of things this is a bit of a first world problem and there’s always next year. Stay safe fellow touring Pistonheaders.

Superleg48

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912 posts

86 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Thank you. Because of the thread bump, it popped up again in My Stuff, so enjoyed reading what I wrote again too! smile

When the social distancing thing came in, I thought it would be great idea to take the car out for a nice drive around for a few hours. Then we had to go into self isolation, as the wife started running a temperature. Turns out not to be anything sinister as she feels better now. Then In the last 24 hours, we have had lock down for all non essential trips! We are having some beautiful days weather wise too right now.

Anyway, the most important thing is that people stay safe and we all get through this Covid-19 pandemic. Car is safely tucked away in the garage and brought out to bask in the sun on days like today, only to be put away again. There will be more driving days to come, I am sure.

I have a couple of plans though, including a trip down to Estapona in Spain for 4 or 5 days (not including driving time), but obviously that will have to wait a while. Meantime, lots of jobs getting done around the house that I have been procrastinating over recently.


70proof

5,892 posts

108 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Great thread, story and car...

Surely if you just driving around you still in isolation

Spindoctor

550 posts

153 months

Wednesday 25th March
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70proof said:
Surely if you just driving around you still in isolation
Yes, but they still don't want you to do it. All about reducing pressure on emergency services and the NHS - collisions don't help with that.

456mgt

2,354 posts

219 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Lovely write up, and one I didn't see first time around. Thank you. You're lucky with your wife in that she wants to share these things with you. You always meet people who's other halves have absolutely no interest.

Current circumstances only underline that you should get on and do these things rather than think it's something you'll get around to eventually.

willy wombat

431 posts

101 months

Wednesday 25th March
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I think the first step to getting wives onside is not to scare them (this isn’t meant as a sexist statement - could equally apply to husbands when the wife is the driver). I have been on events in Italy where “other half’s” were petrified and physically sick because of the driving - where’s the fun in that? In my case, my wife is very competitive so, for example, when we did the Mille Miglia Tribute and had to get the boot down she was fine but if it’s just general driving she sometimes feels “enough is enough “ and I either respect that or don’t expect her to come again.

sir humphrey appleby

1,414 posts

175 months

Wednesday 25th March
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i really enjoyed that write up, and thank you for sharing. Your Lamborghini looks fantastic. cloud9cloud9cloud9