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Old 14th March 2010, 20:16   #1
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BHPians – Here’s where you can post pictures of any International car galleries/ museums / factories you have visited or test drives there.

Let me take the start – The Ferrari galleria and factory, Marenello (Italy) and the Ferrari

Cars, pictures and trophies. Over 200,000 people from around the world annually visit this place from the day it was inaugurated, Feb 1990 and I was lucky to be one of them. The Galleria Ferrari, It’s not only a museum but a vibrant flaunt that is recurrently improved in time. I was zapped to enter this place. Apart from exhibiting the most significant historical pieces, including the first Ferrari, the 125 S, 1947, and the office of Enzo Ferrari in Modena with original furnishings and objects, the Gallery offers the latest model cars and road.

The gallery is open daily, including holidays (except 25th Dec and 1st Jan) from 9:30 to 18:00 without even a lunch break. The entrance fees for Adults Euros 13, Euros 9 for children between 6-10 years. Free admission for children under 5 years and disabled. You can also hire a ( Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese) guide by paying Euros 5 .

Ok now the Ferrari factory, situated in the northern Italy, 18 km from Modena. Modena - "the capital of engines", the home of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati. Lamborghini is headquartered not far away in Sant'Agata Bolognese. One of Ferrari's cars, the 360 Modena, was named after the town itself. Also, one of the colors for Ferraris is Modena yellow. I so wanted to visit this place but dropped out because of the lack of time.

Back to Marenello where the Ferrari factory is located, best known as the home of Ferrari S.p.A. and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. Maranello was also home to coach-building firm Carrozzeria Scaglietti, now owned by Ferrari. Maranello has been the location for the Ferrari factory since the early 1940s, when Enzo Ferrari transferred operations from the Scuderia Ferrari Garage and Factory in Modena, which had been his base of operations dating back to Scuderia Ferrari's days as an arm of Alfa Romeo, due to bombing during World War II. Initially the factory in Maranello was a base not only for Scuderia Ferrari but also for Auto Avio Costruzioni, the machine tool manufacturing business started by Enzo to tide the company over whilst Alfa Romeo's ban on Enzo Ferrari's making cars bearing the Ferrari name was in force. Ohh yea forgot to mention, the Ferrari 550 Maranello and Ferrari 575 Maranello are named after the town. Maranello Kart, an Italian kart chassis, is also named after the town. Near Maranello is the town of Fiorano Modenese where the Fiorano Circuit is located, a private track owned by Ferrari for its car testing. Maranello is the starting point of the annual Carpi Marathon, which finishes in nearby Carpi.

Italy is just like a well developed India, I took a train from Zurich to Milan ( with lot of connecting trains in between) an by no reason could I miss any train because of the accuracy in the timings they follow... I enter Italy and there you go ! Train delayed and I miss the connecting train to Marenello... So spent the whole night in Milan railway station, the Indian way ;-)...

I will come back with pics, for now the Ferrari F430 test drive video
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Default Congrats for that thrilling expirence.

Hi binu i can understand the excitment for that ride.
waiting for more pics.
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Wow !!
Must have been an awesome experience.
Please put up the pics.
Was any FXX, 599XX there on display?
By any chance did you spot the 599 GTO?

If you don't mind, how much did that ride exactly cost (100 Euros - 10 mins ??)?
Also from where did you rent F430 ?
What other rides were available for rent?
Did you get any memorabilia from Maranello?

Phew .. too many questions
Waiting for many many pics
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Ohh yea !! Was very exited !! Sorry for the delay, I've been caught with work after. I am not able post pics because of the size, is there an easy way to compile all of them in one shot ?
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Hi binu i can understand the excitment for that ride.
waiting for more pics.
You will see more pics soon
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Wow !!
Must have been an awesome experience.
Please put up the pics.
Was any FXX, 599XX there on display?
By any chance did you spot the 599 GTO?
All the ferraris made so far were there for display.
If you don't mind, how much did that ride exactly cost (100 Euros - 10 mins ??)?
Also from where did you rent F430 ?
What other rides were available for rent?
Did you get any memorabilia from Maranello?
50Eur for 10 mins and 10 Eur for the video, there are a lot of places you can rent Ferraris arround.
Phew .. too many questions
Waiting for many many pics
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Here are the much awaited pics, I was not able to match the resolution threshold, hence posting FB links



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An interesting article in Autocar UK..

Inside Mercedes' secret 'holy halls' - Anything goes
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Robson's Collection of 55 classic cars in Gainesville, Georgia, USA, auctioned for $ 9.2 million last week.
Details can be viewed at:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post2145377

The 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible variant (one of the five ever built) is a beauty and has fetched the highest price at $ 682,000.

For finer details and pictures please view:

http://www.rmauctions.com/auction-re...SaleCode=MR10#

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I would like to share some pics from my visit in April last year, to the Tupelo Automobile Museum in Mississippi, USA. It was an experience of a lifetime to see such a plethora of exotics, all in good running order, under one roof. Here are the pics, enjoy!

Benz Patent Wagon Replica
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Minerva
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Duesenburg Model J
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Hispano Suiza H6B
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Franklin V12 Air cooled
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Cord L-29
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Packard V12
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Lincoln V12
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Rolls Royce Phantom I Springfield
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Packard 8 Sedan
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Bentley 4 1/2 Litre
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Lagonda V12
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Cadillac V16 !!
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Buick 8
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Lincoln V12
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Tucker V8 (one of the very few made)
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Jaguar Mk IV DHC
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My pick of the lot, a ravishing Talbot Lago
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Kaiser Darrin (Very rare)
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Jaguar XK140
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Ford Thunderbird
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Chevrolet Corvette
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Unknown Car (anyone?)
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Ford Skyliner (world's first car with a fully retractable metal roof)
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Edsel
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Chrysler
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Mercedes 190SL
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Mercedes 300SE
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Stutz Blackhawk
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De Lorean (this very same car was used in the Back to the Future series!)
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Lincoln Continental (formerly a part of Elvis Presley's personal collection)
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Dodge Viper
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The Talbot Lago again
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One that never made it to the museum! Ford Custom V8
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Jaguar E-Type
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1965/66 Ford Mustang
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Here are some more cars that I saw at the Elvis Presley museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
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Dino
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MGA
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Stutz Blackhawk with all fittings gold plated!!
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Priscilla Presley's Merc 230SL
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Elvis's Mamas Pink Caddy
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Monstrous 6 Door Mercedes 600 Pullman (too long to fit my camera)
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Nethercutt Collection & Petersen Automotive Museum are paradise for classics. Also every Friday there is a car show at Bobs Big Boy, Burbank.
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