Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I am not interested in driving fast

Yes, you heard right I am not interested in going fast. I knew this already. One of the most common questions I am asked is “How fast have you gone?” Most folks are disappointed when I tell them. I really don’t have any interest in going 150 or 160 in the car. Let me make a qualification. I like driving fast around the track. But straight line speed is not too great. Getting the car through corners fast is exciting. Decelerating so you can drive safely through the corner is exciting. Pinning the throttle on the straight not as fun.

Last night I attended the Formula 1 viewing party at Ron Tonkin GT. Had a great time. I had been somewhat hesitant about going. The combination of watching auto racing surrounded by Ferrari owners in the oldest Ferrari dealership struck me as a little too Ferrari. Like too much cologne or too much jewelry. A healthy dose of Ferrari sure, too much, nope. Next time I am going to bring my daughters. Both really like F1 and both root for Ferrari drivers.

I enjoyed talking with other owners about their cars. I did learn that I am probably overpaying for insurance on the Ferrari. We will see I have asked for a new quote.


NonVegan said...

my insurance on the F-CAR was less than the Mitsubishi EVO IX. This was through AIG.

David said...

Thanks NonVegan,

Mine is higher on the Ferrari than any of our other cars and mileage is limited to 2500 a year. No tickets, no accidents.