Preparing for the Spring Party

Preparing for the Spring Party

I spoke to Richard Garre, my co-host of the 2008 Spring party, and he told me that he and his wife Patty have sent out over 500 invitations! I asked what were we going to do if everyone we invited actually shows up, and he felt his shop could handle it! I’m excited about all the work Radcliffe Motorcar has done planning this party, and it should be well worth the trip to Maryland. Here’s where you can find the schedule and official invitation.

One suggestion was to designate a time and place for members of this website and forum to meet and put some names to faces. Richard will have tables and chairs set up for lunch, and I will reserve a table for us to meet between 12 and 1pm while lunch is being served. Even if you’ve had a chance to meet me, please stop by for other members of this site to say hello!
nose pan

It’s been a long winter, and I haven’t touched my 330 America since I installed the throttle linkages months ago. The weather is finally getting a little warmer in the Northeast, so I’ve been slowly taking my cars out of winter hibernation. Besides charging the battery, I was trying to decide what I could do with the Ferrari without getting too involved. I plan to drive her down to the DC area to attend the 2008 Spring party, but starting a project that’s too involved could sabotage my trip. I decided to fit and paint the front radiator pan that bolts behind the front chin. I first checked for fit, and collected the right fasteners. I’ll paint the pan when the weather gets a few degrees warmer.

Whenever I work on my Ferrari, I’m constantly reminded that these cars were hand made. You can see the individual hammer marks that someone made when this panel was formed in a small factory in Italy over forty years ago. As the world moves on towards a disposable society and mass produced profiteering, I sit in my garage and marvel at the products forged one at a time by craftsmen long gone.

Just a reminder, I’m looking for a new Vintage Ferrari Project. If you have, or know of a restoration project, please let me know. It would be great to restore another car on this website! My E-mail.

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