New Member says "Hi"

New Member says "Hi"

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Jay_Z

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222 posts

230 months

Friday 26th July 2002
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Iโ€™m a relatively new member to PH.com and these forums, so I guess I should start by saying โ€œHelloโ€.

I, like the rest of you guys & girls (Best to keep it politically correct these days) am passionate about cars, all types of cars. But, none more so than the ones wearing the prancing horse. I love everything about Ferraris, the looks, the sound, the speed, the history. Everything !!!

Although Iโ€™m not in a position to own one, it doesnโ€™t stop me dreaming of the day I actually pick one up. I know this sounds crazy, but Iโ€™ve even been know to do a 40 mile round trip on more than one occasion to the Ferrari dealership in Wilmslow just to stand and stare in the window โ€“ people think Iโ€™m mad. Iโ€™d say I was obsessed.

Iโ€™m lucky enough to live in a posh area of Cheshire, and there are plenty of Ferraris knocking around this area of the woods. Do any of them belong to you? Iโ€™ve seen F335โ€™s, 360โ€™s, one 550, and last but by no means least was one F40. (nearly crashed my own car watching this go by).

Anyway, there is a point to all this rambling on. I am considering joining the FOC, and Iโ€™d like to know a little bit more about it. What can I expect as a none Ferrari owning member etc? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I also want to do one of those Ferrari driving days, but seeing as there are so many, I was wondering which one was best? (i.e. most time behind the wheel, decent selection of cars etc.)

Thatโ€™s all folks!!!!
Jay_Z

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Saturday 27th July 2002
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Hi Jason,
Hope you have fun here! Regarding the FOC, the entry fee is quite high- you have to own or have owned a Ferrari... However,you can join something called the "Prancing Horse Register" which gives you access to most of the activities and keeps you in the loop www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/phr/index.asp

Perhaps the biggest reason to join is to go along to help out at track days. They are always looking for volunteers, and it is usual to give passenger rides to PHR members at these. I got chatting to a PHR member at a petrol station a while ago, and he told me how he'd been in an F50, a couple of F40s, a Daytona, several 360s etc. Seems a pretty good deal to me.

There are sure to be PH members in your area who can give you a Ferrari fix. If not, then if you can make it as far south as Hatfield, myself or another PHer in this area can oblige. Several of us here like Hatfield!

Another link you might enjoy: www.ferrarichat.com

Cheers

Kevin

nevpugh308

4,381 posts

238 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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It's worth joining the FOC / prancing horse just for the annual concours in June .... 400 to 500 Ferrari's in one place (usually the grounds of some picturesque manor house) .... epic day !

nevpugh308

4,381 posts

238 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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p.s. if you're ever in the area of Ashby de la Zouch you're more than welcome to call in / go for a spin

manu

768 posts

232 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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Wilmslow is packed full of Ferraris.

Read a JC article once which said come Saturday morning all sorts of F50's and F40's prowl along down the high street... almost as supercar dense an area as Monaco supposedly.

Jay_Z

Original Poster:

222 posts

230 months

Tuesday 30th July 2002
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Thanks for your replies and your very very generous offers. You never know, one day I might suprise you and take you up on them

Kevin:
Sounds like the "Prancing Horse Register" is the sort of thing I'm after, and will look into joining asap. Do you know if any of their Track Days are held at Oulton Park ?

Manu:
Wilmslow is indeed "Supercar Heaven". A couple of months ago I was driving through the town centre, past one of the really trendy pubs. Not 1, not 2, but 3 Diablos were indicating to pull out onto the main road. Being the kind, caring person I am I let them out. Each of the drivers obliged by lighting up the rears, covering me in a cloud of brunt rubber - Excellent

jeremyc

19,889 posts

253 months

Tuesday 30th July 2002
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Each of the drivers obliged by lighting up the rears, covering me in a cloud of brunt rubber ...
Superb: that'll be rubber generated by grunt then.

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Wednesday 31st July 2002
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Thanks for your replies and your very very generous offers. You never know, one day I might suprise you and take you up on them


Go for it.
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Kevin:
Sounds like the "Prancing Horse Register" is the sort of thing I'm after, and will look into joining asap. Do you know if any of their Track Days are held at Oulton Park ?


Don't know about Oulton Park Jason. I've mislaid the events calender that I printed off the FOC website some time ago and couldn't find it listed when I checked the website earlier today. You could get this info from PHR/FOC, and as track days are often organised by a dealership, you could ask your local dealer.

Have fun!