Life at 300Kph
So, here is the complete unadulterated story. Digitel-TIM has the typical short message contests all the time. A few times I have entered the contest (eg., U2 concert) they send 5 questions or so and they tell you you are in the contest after that. So, I received a contest notice in my mobile saying that I could win a "ride in a Ferrari at Turagua". Having in my mind the wonderful memories of the BMW Road Show earlier this year. I start answering questions and they keep coming and coming, they start repeating themselves and I think "a glitch, je je" and keep going. I send a lot of messages before realizing how nut it was... Well, long story long, they call me last thursday saying I have won. I have to run that same day to get tickets to the Ferrari presentation, that as related coincides with the BMW Series 3 presentation
On saturday I go to Turagua for the ride. I have already learn some things. The ride is as a passenger with a professional driver at the wheel, it won't be in a F430 (it didn't arrive). There were a few discoveries left. Accustomed to the BMW polish the italian made improvisation left a lot to be desired. The scheduled was an unknown and we were delayed, I went in my own car, and again had small problems with it (the plank on the bottom fell out and I had to stop to push it up again). The car we were going to ride in was bought the previous day, the owner was nervous about its new car turning several laps at full speed with a professional pilot. The car was a 612 Scagliatti (a 2+2 coupe), so they had an easy solution, let's ride with three passengers, curiously the big-shots did ride on their own. The rest of the program was a lunch and owners of Ferrari riding in their own cars, so not much else for the contest winners. I ended up in the first group (good), riding on the back seat (bad), and going at (almost) 300 Kph (excellent). We saw the cars and took an exit left without saying goodbye.
Anyway, I took pictures and a movie of a Masserati leaving and the Ferrari 612 at the straight.
The movies need Quicktime and the pictures were taken with my Olympus 3030, the pictures at the car presentations were taken with my Nokia 7610.
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