Monday, February 23, 2009

Ferrari F430

What an actual non-lying conversation last Saturday could've REALLY sounded like:

Someone: So, Blaine, what'd you do last night?

Blaine: Oh, I don't know, not much. . . went to the mall. . .got some Chinese food. . . rode in a Ferrari.

Someone: Get out! You're kidding.

Blaine: I'm totally serious. It was a Ferrari F430, and we went like 150 miles per hour.

Someone: I am calling "Bull" on this, cuz there's no way that could be true.

Blaine: Well, thank goodness I just happened to have my Handy Dandy InsigniaSD Mini Camcorder to capture the event on film.

Someone: Get out!! Let me see. . .

See you shall. . .


here it is. . .



Yeah, I DON'T know my cars very well.


All that really matters is . . . that's ME getting IN the Ferrari!!!



Here we are going FAST!!! When I show the speedometer. . . it was up to like 150 mph. I'm not even kidding. I'm not sure if we got quite to 150 or not, but whatever we were doing, it was FAST.



Watch the video again, and count the seconds between when we start accelerating, and when you see the speedometer. (I count 8 sec. . . Zero to 150 in EIGHT SECONDS!!!! Whoa Momma!) AWESOME!!!


Here's a picture of the speedometer, to give a feel for actual mph readings. You can compare it to the blurry light blips you can see in my shaky video footage to try to figure out how fast we were going.




Suffice it to say: it was QUITE the experience!!!

So, how did I come by such an opportunity? Someone at the trade show (where I was working last week) had a side job of renting out exotic cars by the hour for test drives. They told me where the cars were parked. When I went over to go see the cars, my trade show contact offered to let me ride with them to go put the cars in the garage. At first I was like, "oh, no thanks, I really don't think I'd ever like to ride in a car that most people never even get to touch." But I came to my senses and jumped all over the opportunity.

They even let me sit in the driver seat, start it up, and rev the engine a couple times. It really was cool. It was like having your own roller coaster ride. AWESOME!!!

If anyone wants to know where you can drive Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Phat and Phancy Porches, Mercedeses, and a few other exotics, let me know and I'll hook you up. For $150/hr. or $500/half day tour, they're all yours! Or, for Fathers Day, there's a special deal: $300/2-hour tour for 2 people.

Anyway. . . TONS of fun!!!

7 comments:

Lhone said...

LIar!! You said father's day was only $200. Um huh!!! I know you are pining for the roar of the engines once more. I'm so jealous. You go on trips and call and say stuff like "I'm on the great wall" or "I'm in a ferrari". I'm going to start thinking these trips aren't as bad as you say!

Karen said...

WOW Blaine--How FANTASTIC!! I could certainly tell that you were EXCITED!! How FUN!! I LOVE the roar of the engine and i really ENVY you for getting to go FAST like that!!

I think it's so fun to go FAST!! I still think 'fondly' of the time I rode in the backseat of a 1977 Monte Carlo, while the IDIOT DRIVER (...you know who!!) drove 167 miles per hour and got us from Pocatello to Idaho Falls (a 50 mile span) in only 17 minutes!!! (maybe it was 21 minutes....I can't remember for sure,) but it was sure a fun FAST drive, and I loved it! I'm glad YOU got to have THAT FUN DRIVE in Charlotte North Carolina just a few nights ago, and got to have that unexpected THRILL like that! How Wonderful! (and you didn't even have to pay the 150 bucks--Yay@!!)
Next time you find yourself in Charlotte, call me and I'll contribute at least half of the fee for you so you can go and drive one for yourself! OK?? I'm truly GLAD that you had that good time! Love, Mom

Karen said...

WOW Blaine--How FANTASTIC!! I could certainly tell that you were EXCITED!! How FUN!! I LOVE the roar of the engine and i really ENVY you for getting to go FAST like that!!

I think it's so fun to go FAST!! I still think 'fondly' of the time I rode in the backseat of a 1977 Monte Carlo, while the IDIOT DRIVER (...you know who!!) drove 167 miles per hour and got us from Pocatello to Idaho Falls (a 50 mile span) in only 17 minutes!!! (maybe it was 21 minutes....I can't remember for sure,) but it was sure a fun FAST drive, and I loved it! I'm glad YOU got to have THAT FUN DRIVE in Charlotte North Carolina just a few nights ago, and got to have that unexpected THRILL like that! How Wonderful! (and you didn't even have to pay the 150 bucks--Yay@!!)
Next time you find yourself in Charlotte, call me and I'll contribute at least half of the fee for you so you can go and drive one for yourself! OK?? I'm truly GLAD that you had that good time! Love, Mom

Kam said...

Sweeeet Chicken! That's awesomeness, Blaine. Way to make friends with the 'in'crowd!

Wade Hone said...

That was really cool you had your camera with you and were taking pics that whole time! very cool.

I really liked that the guy driving told about how he landed the current job that he had, while working at the Olive Garden as a waiter while going to engineering school. That's one of those perfect richest man in Babylon stories about meeting luck half way.

Robyn said...

Blaine thats awesome!!

Matt said...

I'm jealous Blaine. I like how you squeal like a little girl.