I started this website in 1999 to organize my notes and stories about the restoration of a Ferrari I bought in boxes and pieces. As the Internet grew, so did this website, and today, I'm proud to say this website has become a destination for all things Vintage Ferrari. Besides the over seven years of restoration documentation, there is a Forum set up just for Vintage Ferrari owners where information can be shared, and help can be found.
When I bought my Ferrari, I was an audio engineer in New York City, working for a television show called "Late Show with David Letterman." After 12 years with Dave, and 18 in television, I decided in 2005 to make some changes. I quit my job, sold my apartment in NYC, and booked tickets to Australia for me, my wife, and 2 year old girl. Our plan was to drive across a country that we've only read about in books for about 6 months, exploring the land, and ourselves.
We have since returned from Australia in June of 2006, and are
writing the next chapter of our lives. François Sicard, the
Ferrari Restorer who helped me put together my 330 America, offered me
a job, so I guess part of story will be with what I love, Vintage
Ferraris. I feel that this job is more like an apprenticeship because I
have so much to learn from François. Join me on this website to
see what I learn!
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, V-8, 4-speed, PS, 2bbl.
Purchased Fall of 1991. Already owned a '66 Mustang Coupe, but saw an ad. for this car in the New York Times Classifieds. Fell in love with it the second I saw it, and had to buy it. Luckily, the price was reasonable.
I spent the whole drive home trying to figure out where I was going to get the money, and what was I going to do about my poor Mustang coupe! I drove my trusty old Mustang coupe all throughout high school, but I knew that the Fastback would hold it's value much better over the years than the coupe.
For a couple of
over the winter, I had both cars stored at my parent's house. They
too happy, but in the spring, a friend of mine bought the coupe, and
was pretty good! It felt like I had a "divorce," and that I would still
get "visitation" of my old car.
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1966 Sunbeam Alpine, convertible, 4cyl, 4 speed.
Purchased fall 1992. A friend of mine bought this car from the same ad I read in the paper. I went to see the car, but my friend bought it that night! It had been in storage for many years, had bad brakes, and a tattered top. After rebuilding the brakes, he discovered the engine was no good. It had spun a bearing in its past, and was only good at idle. A spare motor was found, and installed, and was offered up for sale to me. Most of the tough mechanical work was done, and I thought a two-seater British roadster would be a cool car to drive in warm weather.
The car had not
driven since 1972 (probably after it spun it's bearing) so it was
rust-free. I fixed some holes in the lower rockers and drove it with
faded original paint for the summer. The next year I had the original
rebuilt, but I haven't done anything to the paint. I keep threatening
paint it, but I'm having too much fun driving the car in nice weather.
Besides, the faded paint keeps car thieves from giving it a second look.
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1972 Porsche 911T, 2.4L 6 cyl.,RS bodywork.
as a tattered red 911 with unknown mileage, and history. An attorney
it, and was using it as daily driver. The body was starting to rust,
was facing a very expensive restoration. The chassis was solid, but
were scary holes in to door sills and jambs. The car also ran very
I made a very low offer on the car, and the guy agreed because the car
looked so rough. I always wanted an early 911, and knew that this car
"a diamond in the rough." This picture was taken right after it was
three years after I bought it.
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I sold this car in October 2001.