Saturday, May 10, 2008

Track Car Plan as of 5/10//08


How about this as a plan, I sell the Ferrari, sell the Porsche and buy a track car. I am going to try that on for size. I have been thinking about what I really like to do with cars. Drive them. To really drive the Ferrari and to do it safely I will want to be on the track. But, it is a pretty expensive track car. Further, and I checked with my insurance provider just to be sure, I am uninsured when on the track. I spoke with my agent at length my policy has a clause that, and I will paraphrase, if your car is on a race track you are uninsured. If the car where parked on the track for a car show and someone backed into it I am not covered. Before you ask, no I am not covered if I am doing a driver’s education class if it is on the track.


I did not expect to be covered when driving on the track. But if I want to drive there 10 or more times per year I think it would be best to have a car which will not become a $70,000 Italian paper weight if I crash it. This is an unexpected, for me anyway, twist in my one year with a Ferrari experiment. Get a Ferrari, drive it around, drive it on the track, really like driving on the track, sell Ferrari and Porsche to get track car.


I am going to run down to Ron Tonkin today to see if I fit in the Radical R3 they have for sale. Not sure if this is the right choice. Curiously, I am not worried about selling the Ferrari. I am bothered by the idea of selling the Porsche. When you get right down to it the Porsche is the first real sports car I have owned. My search for the 911 lasted over one year and I bought the car as a birthday gift for myself. I imagined giving it to one of my daughters as a gift, not selling it.

2 comments:

NonVegan said...

Now you're talking!
Ariel Atoms are nice too

David said...

Thought you might like it. An Atom is on my list of have to have someday cars.

d