October 2013 | Story by: Nicholas Abrahams| Photos by: Otis J.
Gore | Location: Killarney Race Track
As a child I always wanted to own a red Ferrari because Magnum
had one. As a teenager I wanted one because James Crockett(
Miami Vice) had a new one in every season and was also the reason
for not wearing socks for a year.
Yesterday I decided that I must have one because they’re
just so flipping cool.
They look awesome, sound better and let’s not even get
into the clothing available.
Ferrari became more than just an automobile, it has finally
dawned upon me that it’s a way of life. Now as profound
as it might sound it became a truth to me at the place these
cars and people are at home.
Typically the perception of a Ferrari Owner is one of success
and above normal wealth. This also lends itself to sometimes
expecting an almost unapproachable person and almost rude unfriendly
In contrast I was very pleasantly surprised by the warmth those
that came to spectate were received and complete strangers were
being invited by drivers for shotgun rides all morning.
The amount of cars is about the only thing that was disappointing
but the assortment was awesome. There were only about 20 plus
cars in total but all my personal favourites.
The 308gts is where most Ferrari love affairs have begun and
the 2 examples seemed still almost new. Somebody brought along
a 575 topless version that I believe is only the second best
convertible modern day Ferrari next to the California which
also had only one example on display but made the model proud.
It was the only car with exposed genuine Ferrari carbon bits
all over its body just covering what it needed to for some weight
reduction as she still seemed a little heavy around the track
after the diet.
I only was able to catch one 355 who some call a baby Ferrari
in the inner circle but crawling seemed furthest from its mind
around the track. I believe it was also fitting with an upgrade
exhaust system and I am positive our friendly neighbours to
the track had something to say about it.
Hats off to our photographer Otis for taking these amazing shots...
Doesn't this look like it's straight out of Forza? Unreal!
The car that seems to be stealing the show no matter where it
goes did not disappoint as I think there were 8 stunning 458’s
on track... where they belong. Extra genitals must be standard
from Ferrari when ordering this model because I swear all the
owners were hanging them out there on every bend.
Not one 458 pussy footed around the track at any time of the
morning and was awesome to see how money was being well spent.
A blue 458...rare indeed!
The first FF I have ever seen was also not lazy around the track
and if those Lotto numbers of mine ever come in I think that
would be the first choice as the family wagon.
Speaking of family ,two brothers who have been on the car scene
for many years have also acquired some very tasty machines and
definitely raised an eyebrow at their arrival but the article
to follow in a few weeks will reveal all so please watch out