It’s been kind of quiet on the blog and a lot of it has been due to the weather, but there have been other factors. There have been a couple neat cars at the shop that I’ve been working on where the owners have asked not to have written about. It’s a shame because they’re neat cars with neat work being done on them, but I must respect their wishes and privacy. Not to worry, however, the weather is improving, and I’m expecting a couple of cars in the next couple of weeks and I’ll be free to post away.
I often blame the rising car market with these cars going under ground. I don’t blame the owners wanting to remain anonymous, but it’s the cars I care about! Squirreling these cars away into private collections where only a few people can enjoy them seems wrong. There’s a transcendence in cars that sees them more like art, and if that is true, then shouldn’t great art be shared and displayed? Even if we are to enjoy them as cool old cars, then it’s a shame I can’t talk about what I love on a website built to share this passion.
I spent a few hours building a crate for a transmisison today. It always takes longer than I expect, and I hear the voice of another parts supplier who-shall-not-be-named how much of a pain in the butt it is to sell Ferrari parts!
Speaking of parts, I wanted to let you know about a set of hood springs that a 330 owner had made. As far as I know, no one has made these torsion springs before, but now someone has gone through the effort of reproducing them. They fit 330GT 2+2s, 330GTCs, 365GTCs, and 365GT 2+2s. If you need a set, let me know!
Another friend of mine sent me a set of speaker grilles he made out of billet aluminum. The pieces are normally made out of plastic, and are mounted on the door panels of 365GTC/4s and 400GTs. They’re extremely fragile and are often cracked and damaged from an errant foot getting in and out of a car. These aluminum pieces should resist damage and last a lot longer. They look exactly like the plastic ones, and if you want a pair, let me know!
As the weather starts to warm up, I don’t want you to forget about the 8th annual Tomyang.net/Radcliffe Spring Car Show!
May 2, 2015
Richard Garre and I have hosted this car show to celebrate all types of machinery, focusing on Italian Cars. There’s parking for about 100 cars, so call Richard early to register a space.
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
The Monterey Week in August is starting to build momentum. I heard there will be at least 15 GTE/330 Americas scheduled to attend Concorso. If you want more information, contact
David Wheeler: David@Ferrari250GTE.com
Tom Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org