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Old 19th August 2011, 09:30   #1
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Default Ferrari mania at Chicago!

Hey guys,
So I am in Chicago on a business trip by my company and this amazing thing happens, there happen to be a Ferrari Festival in a place called Italian village near the hotel I am staying, on the very day I reached. How very fortunate!
It's actually a charity function where the Ferrari owners around Illinois State come to the venue, which is open to the public. There are tickets for sale for having an Italian lunch, wine and raffle tickets as well, the proceeds all going to the children's hospital. A very honorable thing for them to take time from their busy schedule to do this, and they were open to discuss anything about their cars with the public.
Anyway, I know a picture of a Ferrari may not be a big deal here but it was fun to see all the cars lined up together in the street, unlike the conventional exhibition like environment. Of course, no getting into the cars. There were mostly classic Ferraris, which made it more special and my all time favorite, the F40 was there!
Without wasting any time, here are the pictures.

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If I might have got some of the model numbers wrong, please do excuse me.
Some of the photos may look repetitive; I just didnít have to heart to delete any one of them!
Mods, not sure if I have placed this in the right section. If itís wrong, can you please place it appropriately? Donít want risk the chance of another infraction.
Oh, you may note a silly person with a brown jacket, white shirt and jeans, having a very silly kiddish smile. That's me, couldn't stop grining like that for nearly 3 hrs I was there.

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Default The venue

So this is the first thing I see when I get to the street. Tons of red Ferrari, all gleaming and shining.
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Old 19th August 2011, 09:49   #3
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Default My favourite, the mighty Ferrari F40

My all time favourite, the great and always the greatest, the Ferrari F40. I could never ever get over this car. And IMHO, I never felt any car, can ever beat the charm of this vehicle. No driver support, just pure bred race driving.
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Old 19th August 2011, 10:04   #4
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Default The exotic Ferrari Testarossa

This was my very first Ferrari I saw when I was 11 years old, back in Kuwait. We were on our way to church around 4 pm, and my brother and myself were in the back seat. I heard some rumbling sound and we both just turned around to see what it was. And there she was. A red, super gorgeous Testarossa. Those side flares were really mesmerising! The owner flashed his lights for us and then zoomed off.
And I never even knew the brand Ferrari or the car name. All I knew was that it had those crazy air ainlet that was out of this world. I have to admit, my car craze has started ever since that moment. Seeing that car just bought back very warm fuzzy feeling, that I had so many years back.
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Default Ferrari Testarossa, 2 more pics.

Just two more pics of the Testarossa
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Old 19th August 2011, 10:17   #6
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Default The new kid on the block, the Italia

Now this car is serioulsy amazing. And I got first hand feedback from all the other Modena owners, that the Italia is so great, it can kick the butt of an Enzo and is probably the best Ferrari released in the past 20 years. Almost every single Ferrari owneer testified that. Now that must be something.
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Old 19th August 2011, 10:32   #7
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Default Ferrari 308 and 328

Some classic Ferrari 308 and 328. In the second pic, you can see a black Testarossa and the red 328, both of it owned by a single guy. He is a tall person, on the extreme left side of the black Testarossa, with shorts and red Ferrari t-shirt. The red 328 is taken by his son and father takes the Testarossa.
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Old 19th August 2011, 10:48   #8
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Default Ferrari 348

The lovely Ferrari 348
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Default Ferrari F355

Some Ferrari F355 which was really cute. Loved the yellow Spider! The owner is an old couple (you can see them behind the Yellow F355 Spider, a guy with the Ferrari t-shirt and a shorter older lady behind in ayellow t-shirt). Gem of a person, he spoke to me for nearly half hour about his love for the yellow Ferrari and how he dreamt of owning one and finally getting it.
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Default Re: Ferrari mania at Chicago!

What a wonderful start to the day! You have made our day brother. Lucky for you to have landed in Chicago on this auspicious day. I too dream about the Ferrari F40 and it certainly is on my list of most-wanted. Someday...

Awesome pics too. We don't mind drooling on as many pics as you can upload. So please go ahead and post more of them.

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Default Ferrari F430

The super gorgeous Ferrari F430
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Default Ferrari Modena

Now this was the most common Ferrari in the venue, the Ferrari Modena. Surprising to see so many of them. That's why the most number of pics.
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Kid in the red candy shop delicious

Great work with the camera and thank you for making my morning a grinning one
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Some more pics of the Modena
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The massive Ferrari 599 GTB. Damn, this car was seriosuly wide!!
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