Obesity – it’s not just a people problem!


With a week to go, the Copperstate excitement is inevitably mounting.  I collected the Egg last Saturday, following her quick once/twice maybe thrice over to ensure that all aspects of the Safety check would be passed, and enjoyed a glorious drive back from Klasse 356 (more of that in another post!)

Wanting as much driving as possible before the event, I pulled her out again for a quick jaunt over the hill, today.  Traffic reasonable, weather idyllic, it was almost possible to forget we had another earthquake here a couple of days ago!  Waiting to pull away from an intersection, I was suddenly overtaken by a really unattractive, big, black, thing.  Unfortunately for the car, I then spotted the unmistakable prancing horse in the middle of the boot….and mild amusement was immediately replaced with abject horror.  THAT was a Ferrari??

In less than a couple of blocks, I found myself sitting behind this automotive mistake.  The tail lights glared accusingly as I mouthed “UG-ER-LEE” in response.  Clearly the designer had been quietly and unsuccessfully breeding BMW Z4’s with Jaguar F Type’s in his garden shed.   And then I saw it…the worst angle of all!

Car and driver turned left and, for a moment, I had a perfect shot of the three quarter, haunch to nose.  Except, the length and rather odd curves immediately made me think of a low rider jeans and muffin tops….probably not the image one should attach to a $300k plus price-tag.  I realized I was looking at their contribution to the family hatchback four door market, which is supposed to take you from grocery shopping to racetrack without breaking a sweat; but this thing seemed as uncomfortable as middle aged men still trying to pull of skinny jeans when they are not fit, thin or in a really successful rock band (and even then, it’s a stretch).  Worse still, it’s called the FF; which I can only translate into “F***ing Fail”

Fortunately I was able to re-calibrate my Ferrari world a couple of hours later, when I updated the brilliant Copperstate app (available for iPhone and Android – check it out) and viewed a collection of fabulous models that will be enjoying the roads of Arizona with the Egg, next week.  Call me a traditionalist, or maybe a car design Luddite; but there is something so elegant and timeless when you combine Pininfarina with the mid 60’s!

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