This is a very special car...and not just because it's an F40. This particular car is owned by a very good friend of mine. Remember the photoshoot I did last year of the F50? Well, this is another one of his cars. He just recently got it out of the shop where it had been for a good part of 3 years. It needed new sensors, turbos, etc. It's in flawless condition...and it has straight pipes!!! He and I were gawking over it during this event and he said, "You need to hear this thing through Monterey tunnel!! If you're available after the event, you are more than welcome to hop in for a ride and we'll make some tunnel blasts!" I almost shat my pants with excitement. He said, "That is, if I don't have too much wine before then." I laughed and JOKINGLY said, "Well if you have too much wine, I do know how to drive a stick very well..." He said, "Oh really? Ok cool. Then we'll split the driving 50/50. I'll drive one way and you drive the other way." Is he seriously offering to let me drive his F40???? I've driven 7 Ferraris in my lifetime but to drive an F40!?! About 10 minutes later, my dad comes and says we have dinner reservations and we need to go. SERIOUSLY!? That means no time with the F40. BUT, the car is being shipped back to Reno and he and I will be taking it out in the near future (a matter of days or weeks) for a photoshoot sooo.... ;)
Hope you guys are enjoying these uploads from Monterey. More surprises coming soon.
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