I spent a wet, but very enjoyable, day in December with Classic and Sports Car magazine. They had decided to run a last minute feature and wanted to test an Audi R8 V8 against a Ferrari F430. I was asked if they could use my car and, of course, I couldn’t say no. The location … More Classic and Sports Car Magazine Article
I recently helped a friend with some advice during the purchase of a 360 and ended up buying a car where the service history book had been lost. In fact the only shred of service documentation was the work done in preparing the car for sale. In the first instance I advised to walk away as my … More Ferrari Duplicate Service History
I have been privileged to own a number of 360’s and now an F430. I have also driven many more examples of both tipos and am frequently asked what are the differences between them are, as well as the age old question of “is spending the extra on the later model worth the money?” As a … More Ferrari 360 vs F430
It is with great sadness that I finally get around to posting this on my blog. This April just gone I was travelling in France when a woman driving a people carrier pulled out of a side road and turned into me. Fortunately I was driving through a village at the time and going very … More The end of an era…
It has been mentioned that McLaren was missing from my factory visit write ups. I’ve not been to the McLaren Technology Centre (yet) but I was fortunate enough to be their guest at the weekend of the 2012 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. My father and I were invited in on the Friday, although I … More Visit to McLaren F1 Silverstone 2012
I thought I’d add a write up of the launch of the new Michelin PSS tyre that I attended last year. Michelin had been running the event all week for the press and also tyre retailers – I was there on the last day (Sunday). They said this is the first time that a tyre … More Michelin Pilot Super Sport Launch
Welcome to my new blog. Here I hope to be posting lots of useful info on how to maintain and repair modern Ferrari V8’s (in particular the 360). I have my own project car that I spend far too much time on. Here’s a picture of the car in question: If you have a Ferrari … More Hello!