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    Nice day out yesterday apart from the NEC’s outrageous 12 parking charge which frankly is Dick Turpin like. The Ferrari stand was good with no road cars only race cars and the chat was mostly prices/mileage free. The day coincided with me dropping in my Mille Miglia Tribute Entry for this years race which is a very interesting route especially through central Italy. Met up with some old endurance racing friends and fortunately I could make an introduction for one who is keen to jump ship from McLaren to Ferrari via a speciale. The Ferrari staff were mostly the FNE layer below the top factory folk but Marc Gene was there and a couple of higher level marketing people I know from the Mille Miglia. Lunch was the generic Italian but nice enough but Ferrari interest throughout the wider shown was a little thin on the ground. A couple of old challenge cars were dotted around and these days I think these cars represent excellent value for money especially if you don’t want to spank cars on the road. A good historied 430 or 360 would make an excellent toy and be usuable at many trackdays. Need to stop myself going there I think.
    Another highlight for me was the Liberty Walk 488.

    Those of a sensitive nature should look away now!

    Although not to my tastes the quality of the work was right up there with the best.
    Had a long chat on the stand whose opening gambit on spotting my Ferrari VIP lanyard was “so what’s your take superb or sacrilege?”
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    I said I liked it for what it represents i.e. individualism but talked about my modifying goals being different. We concluded that ‘they all are thats the beauty of modified cars right?’ We also talked about factory configuration tapping into the whole culture and how in any marque gathering these days it makes it so much more interesting.
    Here are some detail shots. I think it looks like a fantasy street version of how a privateer racer might look if Ferrari’s were still raced and driven to tracks like the old days.
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    I am in the market for a car lift and car trailer as the ‘garage mahal’ is progressing well now (we have a kitchen roof!) so I ended up with a bag full of brochures for various equipment
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    Thanks for the write up. I complete agree with you on the NEC parking charges - ridiculous.

    That's a very nice spot you have there in Italy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWStewart View Post
    Thanks for the write up. I complete agree with you on the NEC parking charges - ridiculous.
    Might help some of you out in the future. Park in the "resorts world" car park instead at the NEC, its their new designer outlet shopping store on site at the NEC, pay a 1 parking for all day if you spend 20 or visit the cinema or casino which we normally do.
    When ever I've gone to the classic car show, I park in resorts world and walk 400 metres to the main NEC entrance, less to walk from train/rip off external car parks.

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    Duly noted

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkshaker0007 View Post
    Might help some of you out in the future. Park in the "resorts world" car park instead at the NEC, its their new designer outlet shopping store on site at the NEC, pay a 1 parking for all day if you spend 20 or visit the cinema or casino which we normally do.
    When ever I've gone to the classic car show, I park in resorts world and walk 400 metres to the main NEC entrance, less to walk from train/rip off external car parks.
    Thank you! Love the classic show.

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