ferrari festival

ferrari festival

Tuesday 28th May 2002

Ferrari Festival

Huge gathering at Brands Hatch again this year


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nre

Original Poster:

486 posts

239 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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Does any one know the programme for this weekends events at Brands?

The octagon web site has it's usual lack of detail

NRE

Roy C

4,151 posts

253 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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The provisional timetable is on the Ferrari Owners Club website at:
www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/happenings/2002/may/brands_02.asp

>> Edited by Roy C on Monday 29th July 13:15

nevpugh308

4,381 posts

238 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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Anyone know if you can just pay on the door on Sunday ? Dunno if we're going or not yet ....

nre

Original Poster:

486 posts

239 months

Monday 29th July 2002
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Anyone know if you can just pay on the door on Sunday ? Dunno if we're going or not yet ....



Hope so I'm going to see what's expected of the weather before commiting to Saturday, Sunday or none at all

They'll sting you for more cash though.

NRE

nevpugh308

4,381 posts

238 months

Tuesday 30th July 2002
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Email from the organisers :

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Dear Neville,

Tickets will be available on the gate at the Ferrari Festival, however I do
advise that you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please contact your Ferrari Club for details on allocated parking.



Anyone know if the FOC have got any parking, and do you have to register in advance ?

frostie

428 posts

244 months

Tuesday 30th July 2002
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Email from the organisers :

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Dear Neville,

Tickets will be available on the gate at the Ferrari Festival, however I do
advise that you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please contact your Ferrari Club for details on allocated parking.



Anyone know if the FOC have got any parking, and do you have to register in advance ?


Last year they allocated a whole field behind the main stand and no special tickets were required.

Mark

Animal

4,857 posts

237 months

Monday 5th August 2002
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

A big thanks to any and all of you who turned up on the Sunday and made my girlfriend laugh out loud as I attempted to stem the flow of drool during my wander around the FOC enclosure.

I'd never seen more than one F40 at once before, so to see four was quite a treat. Except for my sister's boyfriend. Junior Max-Power boy thought that the F40 was a Lamborghini, despite the obvious lack of Lamborghini badges. Still, a good kick in the goolies sorted him out.

Cheers, Animal

PS - If anyone wants to swap an F512M for my Seicento Sporting they're more than welcome!

>> Edited by Animal on Monday 5th August 09:09

nevpugh308

4,381 posts

238 months

Monday 5th August 2002
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I was one of the faithful there yesterday, along with a mate in a 328. A good day despite the weather ... some seriously impressive machinary blatting round the circuit (never been to Brands Hatch before, very pretty circuit). The red arrows were pretty epic too.

Day only spoiled by someone nicking my mate's tyre valve covers, and someone putting a ding in my rear wing for me when I wasn't there. Nice. Makes me wonder WTF I bother taking the thing to shows, if people just can't their sticky mitts off the damn car.

Oh, and 3 hours worth of traffic jams in the pouring rain on the way home didn't help improve my humour !

Sorry ...... grumpy mood today .... promise I'll be happier tomorrow !

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Monday 5th August 2002
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Nev- I know how you feel mate. Pretty much every time I take my car to a car show I collect a few more scratches or dings. Latest one was a Sporting Bears do at Kimbolton Castle a couple of weeks ago when someone obviously knocked into the 456 with a pram or something. Fair enough when you take it to Tesco's, but you'd think people going to a car event would show some respect. Nevertheless, it shouldn't stop you from going or you might as well wrap the bugger in cotton wool.

Was Ferrari-less this weekend so painted the garage instead, which looks like it was the right call. Breeze blocks are a right git to paint though.

prancing

174 posts

231 months

Tuesday 6th August 2002
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Hi Folks,
The weather was , the concert wasn't the best and my new toy 456GT was a nightmare to drive with 3" of standing water on the M25 . a power boat would have been more suitable!! That aside the racing was excellent though and it was great to be part of such a marvellous gathering of cars. Pirelli girls were also nice..

Cheers
G.

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Tuesday 6th August 2002
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and my new toy 456GT


Hoho what's this G? You've gone and done it haven't you? Fantastic. C'mon, tell all. I'm dying to know what you bought in the end, your impressions etc.!

Congratulations- I'm so pleased for you .

Kevin

manu

768 posts

232 months

Tuesday 6th August 2002
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....... oh yes! Another V12er joins the crew. Spill all prancing!

nevpugh308

4,381 posts

238 months

Tuesday 6th August 2002
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456mgt - Aye, you're right sadly. Maybe we need to invest in one of these fangled proximity sensor alarms .... "stand AWAY from the car !" ....

Prancing - wasnt the standing water fun ! It made my car REALLY follow the grooves in the road ! (well, that's XWX's for you)

See, told you I'd be in a better mood today

prancing

174 posts

231 months

Tuesday 6th August 2002
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Hi Guys, Well I bought a silver 456 GT (ex S.Young's Car) just had the air-con gassed today its very cold now, and a CAT 1 alarm must be fitted very soon so the Insurance Co. are happy. First impressions, well Kevin it needs those Konig silencers.. but I love that 4000 RPM in third gear trick, where the dashed white lines in the road centre become solid and the trees next to you look like hedge rows..oh and I nearly forgot.. the passengers go quiet and stop breathing. I took a friend out for a blast and he said the only thing he had been in which was quicker, took off at the end of the runway. It is just impossible to cruise at 70mph on our motorways ( unless there is 3" of water.) Kevin do you find your 456 follows the road camber? It might need the tracking checked. Anyway we'll have to do another Ferrari day soon. See you at the next FOC meeting?

Cheers
G.

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Wednesday 7th August 2002
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I took a friend out for a blast and he said the only thing he had been in which was quicker, took off at the end of the runway.



Excellent! It's going well then, and I assume the Scottish One gave you a good deal. He better had have done seeing as how there's a good chance I'll buy him a drink soon. And he won't know what's in it.... That's a good car though and has been well maintained. I really am delighted for you, and admire your patience.

Not noticed my car following the camber or tramlining; you've driven it yourself- did you notice it?

I'll see you on the 21st if you're going (I'm not going to Barry's BBQ) and I will have an aural addition to the 360 care of Manu & Ajay . It'll either be a Hamann or a Tubi- going to try both. The Koenigs on the 456 are getting louder all the time as you said they would! I could never go back to the standard exhaust system now. Christ knows why Ferrari make cars that are quieter than an angels' fart unless you're booting it.

Anyway, enough rambling. See you in a couple of weeks.

Kevin

manu

768 posts

232 months

Wednesday 7th August 2002
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Kevin - I'm looking at the time of your post..... do you ever sleep?
Prancing - congratulations mate. When we went for a hoon with Kevin, this car completely blew me away. We did a quick 4-up blast.... and I couldn't believe how flat and crisply it cornered - not to mention the typical V12 grunt which was barely blunted by 3 fatties in the car (I exclude myself - my body is my temple )

If you'll let me, I'll sort you out with any AURAL entertainment.