2008 Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Party

2008 Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Party


The party officially started about 9:30 am on Saturday, but cars started rolling in at about 8:30! Richard Garre invited vendors to set up some tables to sell some automotive related items, so people had plenty to look at besides the cars inside the shop.

At 10 am we welcomed out guests and began a series of “tech sessions” beginning with one about leather interiors and their care. We also had talks about electrical repairs, and engine head repairs that covered antifreeze use and the effect of zinc in motor oils to camshafts. The last session was a talk about FCA judging procedures and what to expect at a Ferrari Club National Event.

Outside was where the real action was taking place. I was happy to see my 330 America joined by a Series II 330GT 2+2, along with a 365GT 2+2, but after the sixth 330 parked in the line up, I was getting blown away by the cars.

Soon we had about 15 2+2s parked in a row ranging from a GTE all the way up to a 456! It was the first time the 2+2s had precedence at a show where the 2 seat Ferrari owners were happy to park further down the line! Were were sandwiched by some great company with a 275GTB short nose at one end, and a couple of Maranellos at the other!

Richard’s neighbor also brought out some nice cars and opened up his shop for anyone who wanted more to see in British iron.
side parking

Even the side parking lot was filled with some fabulous machinery from a Shelby GT350 to a Lamborghini Countach. There was no snobbery at this get together as all of us embraced every car that drove in because after all this was a party for car guys thrown by car guys.

There was a great chance to compare a couple Ferrari models side by side, and with a Daytona parked next to a couple 365GTC/4s it was my chance to look at the similarities.
rear shot

If you’ve been thinking of buying a C/4 because Daytona prices have gone through the roof, you should have been at this party. All the owners were happy to talk about their cars and offer constructive information from real world driving experiences. Where else are you going to get that?

At the end of the day we were all exhausted from throwing the best Ferrari party of our lives. The post party debriefing was full of minor improvements and changes to the schedule, but the most common thought was we couldn’t wait until next year’s party. Having been to many Ferrari events, I’ve watched the numbers of Vintage Ferraris dwindle to where a national event can only draw a few 2+2s to any event. The high priced 2-seaters are displayed by their caretakers and usually trailed to the shows, but we proved that there is a group of dedicated Vintage Ferrari owners that have been lost in the shuffle. I hope to provide a venue for the people who enjoyed this event to attend, and not just for Ferraris, but all things Vintage.

For those who didn’t get the contact information on the vendors, here’s a list of the ones in attendance. If you do call them, please let them know where you heard about them. That’s insure they come to the next event we schedule!

-Alfa Romeo Collectibles
 Mike and Vicki Mihm
 1725 Powder Mill Rd.
 York, PA 17403
 717-741-5850 fax
-Mamock’s Automotive Electric
 Pat Senatro
 314 Legion Ave
 Annapolis, MD 21401
-Automotive Custom Care
 Custom Upholstery
 Fred Cooney
 2977 Baltimore Blvd
 Finksburg, MD 21408
-Red Hawk Enterprises
 Roll Glide car dollies and engine stands
 484 Williamsport Pike # 11
 Martinsburg, WV 25404-0000


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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