Tom's East Coast Party....GREAT!

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Tom's East Coast Party....GREAT!

Post by sam231 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:24 am

Kudos to Mike and Marie Meehan for a wonderful party!!! Thank you so much for a beautiful venue, wonderful food, a soft bed, and warm hospitality. Your are very gracious hosts.

I am sure others will follow with more info and pictures (I forgot to load my camera with a picture chip!) but I had a ball. I drove the C/4 down to Westbrook CT and met up with Michael Greenspan and his wife and their 330 America. We then drove in tandem from there to Harpersfield NY (220 + mi.) with only minor problems (quirky speedometer cable and broken window crank on the 330). Both Ferraris ran like they should and it was especially fun running up and down the roads around Harpersfield...smooth and uncrowded, twisty, with beautiful scenery.

For me, besides renewing old friendships and making new ones, the best part of the weekend was hoisting both my car and Mike's pristine european C/4 up on his lift for comparison and finding I had no reason to be embarrased! My trip back the next morning was only marred by a brief unscheduled stop on the side of the Mass Tpke when I noticed the car running too hot. After waiting for the radiator to cool down, I found it full and figured that HIGH speed up and down the hills at the western end of the Tpke had made for hot running! Keeping an eye on the guage, I went on to an FCA/NER bash at Ernie Boch's new Ferrari dealership in Foxboro MA and then home to subsequently discover the source of the overheating problem...one the the fans had quit. Not bad, 525+ miles after essentially two or more years off the road and only a fan to fix! Ferraris ARE meant to be driven.
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Post by sam231 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:33 am

P.S. I got a chuckle from seeing the stares and hearing the comments (Where was he?? Why do you treat a car like that?) when I parked the car, covered with mud, between all the new shiny iron at dealership!
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Post by whturner » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:05 pm

We loved every bit of the party, even though we had to leave early, so as to get a Sundays worth of stuff done.
Mike and Marie are unexcelled as hosts - and I include the the kids.The guys and gals were great - what a sociable bunch. And technically competent too. We missed Art - he got the ball rolling. Darn those migranes.
The cars were great - made me feel ashamed that mine was up on jack stands (yes, Mike, I use jack stands) waiting for a pinion seal. Next time it will be ready to go!
Actually, maybe it was a good thing we brought a Honda - on I-80 we hit a deer and converted the Honda into a 1 headlight car to drive the rest of the way home. It amused me (slightly) to think that we could have had 4 HL, 2 HL, and 1 HL headlight cars in the 330GT series if the worst case had taken place.
At any case Judy and I loved it, the company, and the whole bit.

Cheers - and see you next year.
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Post by afwrench » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:51 am

Thanks to all who were at the party and double to the folks who generously contributed to the array of food and wine. It was our pleasure to host this years event and I hope evevyone had as good a time as Marie and I did . As always it is the people that make a gathering worthwhile and many folks commented to me about what a great group we have from this site. Looking foward to next year already. Once again thanks to all and to Tom for being the straw that stirs the drink. Regards to all , Mike
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Post by Tom Wilson » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:37 pm

I couldn't agree more with the others comments on how much fun the gathering was. Mike and Marie were exceptionally generous with their home, their food and their time. It was wonderful of them to let us put a face to some of the folks we communicate with every day and talk all the Ferrari we could handle. I take pity on the wives who came and had to put up with our obsession!

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This is the whole motley bunch! I will send a copy of this to Tom Y and maybe together we can nail down all the names and put it in the restoration diary article. (Note: click on any of these photos for a larger version)

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Michael Greenspan's 330 America (With Mike, his Wife Dorrie & our Host, Marie in pink)

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Yale Evelev's 330 GT 2+2 (With Tom Yang, an unknown back, Sam and his new 365GTC/4 in the background)

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This is why you should buy a lift. It makes for a killer party!

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Kerry Chesboro showing the paparazzi how to start a 330 America

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Me pretending this was my car and wishing it was actually running!

For those who could not make it, put the Third Annual Tom Yang gathering on your calendar for 2007. You will not be disappointed!
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Post by rpalmer » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:25 pm

Sorry, I don't have the energy to write a post with a bunch of links tonight, so just wander over here:


for some more pictures.
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Post by Jimmy Chen Shiba » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:41 pm

I was considering attending the party from Japan, but logistics didn't allow me to. I certainly would have loved to meet all you Ferrari Nerds in person. Those pics tell convey that all of you had a wonderful time. Well, maybe next year. Thanks for sharing the fun (virtual). Jimmy
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Post by tyang » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:05 pm

I was considering attending the party from Japan, but logistics didn't allow me to. I certainly would have loved to meet all you Ferrari Nerds in person. Those pics tell convey that all of you had a wonderful time. Well, maybe next year. Thanks for sharing the fun (virtual). Jimmy
Hi Jimmy,

There is always next year! Ian would have been upset if he wasn't the furthest travelled from the U.K. this year, but we welcome you from Japan next year!

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Appreciated

Post by Jimmy Chen Shiba » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:01 am

Thank you for the invitation. Actually, I may be visiting NYC coming early November to take a course at NYU. Next year would be interesting offer. Thanx again. w/smiles Jimmy
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Post by peterp » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:02 am

It was a pleasure meeting everyone at the party. I'll add a few pictures including some of Mike's collection.

Regards,
Peter

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Post by 330GT » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:16 am

I want to thank Parker Hall for providing the pulled pork BBQ, hats, new catalogs and door prizes.

I got his new catalog in August in Monterey. One of the things it has always lacked is an index. I was always looking from one end to the other to find a particular item. So I made an index. It's a Microsoft Word document that you can download and print:
http://www.parrotbyte.com/kbc/ferrari/i ... oIndex.doc
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Post by 330GT » Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:52 pm

Well, nobody else has stepped up to the plate, so I'll take a crack at the names.
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From left to right:
1. Tom Yang
2. ?
3. ?
4. Dorie Greenspan
5. Michael Greenspan (almost hidden)
6. Kerry Chesbro
7. Sam Hallowell
8. ?
9. Yale Evelev
10. Warren Turner
11. Tom Wilson
12. Warren's wife
13. Marie Meehan (our hostess)
14. ?
15. Mike and Marie's son (kneeling)
16. ?
17. Mike Meehan (our host)
18. John Pergolizzi
19. John's wife

I apologize for my poor memory for faces and names. Please fill in the missing names so we have a complete list.
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Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:37 pm

# 14 is Dr Ian Levy and Warren's wife is Sue
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Post by whturner » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:07 pm

Tom Wilson wrote:# 14 is Dr Ian Levy and Warren's wife is Sue
HOLD THE PHONE! My wife - Judy - is not supposed to know about "Sue".
I might get sued. :lol:

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Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:31 pm

Oops! That will teach me to trust my memory for names!
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