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Old 17th May 2009, 12:11 AM
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I will be leaving this afternoon on a 30-day trip that will take me to Europe and the Middle-East mainly for work.

I have been promised a tour of the Ferrari factory and the possibility of a few laps around Fiorano.

I will keep you all posted and hope to be able to load some pics as well.

Au revoir....
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Old 17th May 2009, 12:22 AM
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I have been promised a tour of the Ferrari factory and the possibility of a few laps around Fiorano.

I will keep you all posted and hope to be able to load some pics as well.
Yes please. Man you go to some cool places.

I'm going to save my pennies then one day you can take a few of us on one of your junkets under the guise of being your employees.
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Old 17th May 2009, 08:44 AM
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I will be leaving this afternoon on a 30-day trip that will take me to Europe and the Middle-East mainly for work.

I have been promised a tour of the Ferrari factory and the possibility of a few laps around Fiorano.

I will keep you all posted and hope to be able to load some pics as well.

Au revoir....
Bon voyage M. Michel. I trust you will have a wonderful time.
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Old 18th May 2009, 09:33 AM
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Enjoy, Michel! If you can sneak a spare Daytona out in your hand luggage I'd be much obliged.

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Old 18th May 2009, 09:28 PM
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I have a bit of an idea as to the various places Michel is going to, and it is an absolutely exciting itinary. Frankfurt, Milan, Modena, Padua, Berlin, Paris, Madrid and sections of the Middle East - qiuite fabulous. He doesn't need me to tell him to have a good time, because I know he will.

I also believe that he is on a promise to provide us with heaps of pics of the various places he plans to visit. I can hardly wait. Regards Styria

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Old 21st May 2009, 05:29 PM
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I have a bit of an idea as to the various places Michel is going to, and it is an absolutely exciting itinary. Frankfurt, Milan, Modena, Padua, Berlin, Paris, Madrid and sections of the Middle East - qiuite fabulous. He doesn't need me to tell him to have a good time, because I know he will.

I also believe that he is on a promise to provide us with heaps of pics of the various places he plans to visit. I can hardly wait. Regards Styria
Godfather....

You are almost right..
Except for Paris and Madrid which I'll miss this time, you can add Bologna.

We left Milan on Tuesday and drove (a new Alfa Romeo MITO) to Bologna,

As I type now, I am about to go out of my hotel and onto Autopromotec (trade fair) in Bologna.

Pictures soon
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Old 25th May 2009, 09:07 PM
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Hi Michel, the addition of Paris and Madrid sounded just right - sometimes one can be forgiven for stretching the truth. Hope you're having a great time - give my regards to Austria as you fly over it - the heart and jewel of Europe ! My totally biassed opinion anyway. Mind you, Bavaria , or sections of it near Austria, are just simply superb. Regards SDtyria
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Enjoy yourself Michel, looking forward to some of the stories when you return!
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Enjoy - a beautiful area of Italy once you get away from the Industrial cities.

Leave some of Europe for me as I'm doing the Amsterdam to Budapest River trip with a holiday in Vienna during July so long as my Wife's Health holds up.

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Unfortunately will probably not get to Stuttgart this trip.
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Enjoy - a beautiful area of Italy once you get away from the Industrial cities.

Leave some of Europe for me as I'm doing the Amsterdam to Budapest River trip with a holiday in Vienna during July so long as my Wife's Health holds up.

Bill

Unfortunately will probably not get to Stuttgart this trip.
Budapest is a most beautiful city Bill - I hope you have the chance to stay a while and enjoy it. If I could live anywhere of my own choosing, Budapest would be high on the ladder. Dine at Cafe Calais beside the Opera house, eat icecreams down on the river bank in the evening, go to outrageously excellent concerts in the little churches, visit the large food market and try the underground rail for a sight of grand little stations - shop on Andrassy Ut and do try the medicinal baths for a little time out. I hope your wife stay well.
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Old 27th May 2009, 03:23 PM
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This has been (so far) quite a 'full on' trip.

One day in Milano (picking up a new Alfa Mito) and then driving to Bologna for the Autopromotec trade fair for four days and then a side trip to Padova and then two days in Venice (AMAZING place) and today in Maranello for a visit to the Ferrari factory

Will keep you posted.

Arrivederci...
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Old 28th May 2009, 04:57 AM
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Some of the pics as I go, otherwise we would never finish...


On the autostrada from Milan to Bologna


Moving at a reasonnable pace.


But not resonnable enough for this Ferrari that blasted past me as if I was standing still...


A rare sight on European highways: 1961 Ford Galaxie


A welcome sight for weary drivers (like me): Coffee Stop...


And a refill for the car
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Old 28th May 2009, 05:06 AM
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Some more pics


My drive courtesy of Ateco Automotive in Australia:
An Alfa Romeo MITO, not yet released in Australia (July09).
Quite a clever design and mechanicals based only on a 1.4 litre engine with outputs form 80 horses to nearly 200!


This one was quite zippy and on diesel.


The local fuzz (Carabinieris) in their Alfas


The pretty motorbike police (very happy to pose for the camera)
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Old 28th May 2009, 05:13 AM
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One last lot for today...


A beautiful church in downtown Bologna (San Pietro)


The local library (bloody old if you ask me-a few hundred years at least )


A cute scaffolding covering a building during renovations...


This sausage was massive (I kid you not).... about 2 feet long and at least 5inches in diameter
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Old 28th May 2009, 07:38 AM
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Nice one Michel. Love seeing OS pics that aren't from a brochure.
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