I’m walking through a parking lot during Monterey Car Week, which is when and where you see every possible car in the world, including some impossible cars, such as a BMW X5 with a McLaren F1 V12, and then, I see it: a red Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe. Immediately, this prompts my friends to say, “Hey, Doug, look! It’s your old car!” See the Ferrari 360 models for sale near you
I get this all the time now. Every single time anyone sees a Ferrari 360, a Hummer or a Nissan Skyline, regardless of color, modifications or body style, someone asks, “Is that your old car?”
When I owned my silver Skyline, I’d get tweets from people in Seattle who saw a black one, and they’d say, “Hey Doug, were you in Seattle today?” Seriously. So naturally, I get a bit annoyed when this happens.
Except for this time. This time, it actually was my old car.
Yes, it’s true, at this year’s Quail Motorsports Gathering, which I “attended” by walking through the parking lot, I briefly reunited with my old Ferrari 360 Modena. The car I took to the drag strip in rural Georgia. The car I used to try and pick up women. The car I let all my friends drive. The car I brought to a McDonald’s drive-thru with a television strapped to the roof. There it was, in my presence, once again, for the first time in 2.5 years.
Admittedly, I wasn’t exactly stunned by this development. I sold the car to a guy in northern California, and he mentioned he might attend Monterey Car Week. But it was still exciting to see the car that started it all, the one that launched my YouTube series and catapulted me from a guy on the internet who nobody knows to a guy on the internet who virtually nobody knows.
And so, my friends and I asked a passerby to take a photo of us next to my old Ferrari. In a parking lot full of LaFerraris, Bugattis and three Porsche 959s, we wanted a photo next to an 11-year-old Ferrari 360. The guy who took the picture must’ve thought we were insane. Little did he know, he was photographing the highlight of my Monterey Car Week. Find a Ferrari 360 for sale