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Old 10th May 2008, 03:03   #31
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Whats with Whoompa? I agree that that Porsche is one of the hottest Porsches ever !

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Just that "Whoompa" seems to be an appropriate number plate for something so powerful & wuick! (In those days of course)

Ok let me tell you what "WHOOMPA" is. In the Scouts, (yes yes the same thing we had in school) there is a song called "Gin Gan Gully" (No ishaan not that Gin). It is an African Tribal song that is sung around Camp Fires et all. There is a phrase in the song that goes as follows- "Whoompa Whoompa Whoompa"...Which i think has something to do with power or so. Thus the Phrase.



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@GTA : What Ferrari India Discovery thing? Did I miss an event ?? :( :(
Remember those 2 612s, the Fiat 500, The Fiat Bravo, The Iveco and a couple of safaris that were going around India?? Well they have finished their journey and were back in mumbai. It was a sort of an "Ending Ceremony" thing. And unless you love the 612, you didnt miss anything.

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See picture.

Question 1- Is that a 256 GTO???
No its a Toyota Camry !!

Kiran I think you should do some work also while you are at US of A.
Assignments as follows:
1) Get more pics
2) go back to assignment no 1).

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No its a Toyota Camry Moron!!
Hilarious stuff Gogi
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No its a Toyota Camry Moron!!

Kiran I think you should do some work also while you are at US of A.
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Hilarious stuff Gogi
Kiran Can you also get two Scale models from my friend in Texas??
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Awesome pics Kiran. Do you have any audio of the carburatted racing ferraris? ?

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Do you have a picture that I can look at? When I checked for 288 GTO online, all I saw was the Testarossa. I can compare the pic you get with the ones I took and will put it up.
You are missing out on one of the most beautiful ferraris ever.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...h-gto-gto.html

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Awesome pics Kiran. Do you have any audio of the carburatted racing ferraris? ?
Yes sir. I have a video taken using my S5-IS. Pretty good quality. I will host it tonight.

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You are missing out on one of the most beautiful ferraris ever.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...h-gto-gto.html
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I don't remember seeing this one neither do I have a picture.
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Lets get ready for the first Ferrari race I saw ever in my life. As a matter of fact my first time around a professional race track that also plays host to Nascar racing, Drag races and a lot more. It is a spectacular place with a Wine and Country Classic Store around at one side from where I purchased batteries for my camera although I didn't have time to browse car related stuff there. There you go (enjoy the pics):
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Remember those 2 612s, the Fiat 500, The Fiat Bravo, The Iveco and a couple of safaris that were going around India?? Well they have finished their journey and were back in mumbai. It was a sort of an "Ending Ceremony" thing. And unless you love the 612, you didnt miss anything.
yeah I'd gone to the Taj, and then since I had to make my way back to Bandra anyway I trailed them till Sion and then exited. I totally forgot after that It's not about the 612s as such, its the experience of being around any Ferrari V12. Thanks GTA.
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This is awesome !!!
MF - having a time of your life eh ?

BTW, which model is the No.18 ferrari ??
No. 03 looks to be a very caringly maintained car.
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Do you have a picture that I can look at? When I checked for 288 GTO online, all I saw was the Testarossa. I can compare the pic you get with the ones I took and will put it up.
Read here for the 512 & the 288 GTO:

Ferrari Testarossa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ferrari 288 GTO - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also Kiran, I too need a copy of all these in high-res!

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You are missing out on one of the most beautiful ferraris ever.
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Say Rehaan, doesn't the car in Red & White look like a 288 GTO Evoluzione??
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Say Rehaan, doesn't the car in Red & White look like a 288 GTO Evoluzione??
308 Evoluzione.

However the 288 was built using the 308 body right?

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Great stuff Kiran. Remember you are our eyes and ears there, mostly eyes
I was wondering if you came across any 50's Inter 212 Vignales . They were according to me, by far one of the best and meanest looking Ferraris ever made.
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I'd gladly take the janitor's post,if I'd get a chance to be around these machines!

Here's where Acky breaky Heart is apt. That collection of machines boggles the mind, heart and chokes the tubes. I can't even begin to imagine what a Prancing Horse V-12 sounds like, but I know it must loosen the bark off trees.
My favourite used to be the 512 BB (circa 78-mid 80s), and much later, the 456 GTO (if that's what it was called? It was a front engined, rear drive V-12 tourer and had sensual lines). I remember the Mr. Bean actor had one.
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@hkanitkar : No. 18 is a Ferrari 250 LM
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Awesome pics supported with excellent writeup Kiran. Enjoyed reading it.
Keep them coming.

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