Great choice! Next time I'm in LA I'd love to go for a drive in it. Enjoy it in good health and keep posting your ownership experience.
Just read the first 5 pages of that thread. It's why I stopped posting here almost entirely (not that exact thread, but you know what I mean). Congrats on the car
(and I know you said it's a street car, but you outta get it to a HPDE or at least an autocross to truly appreciate its capabilities)
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Got through as much of the previous thread as I could take, and I can truly say that I am so happy for you man!!! I'm glad you got what you wanted in the end.... and when all is said and done, that's what we all really want out of life.
You are really a cool guy for letting those kids be able to dream a little more vividly. I got a chance just to sit in a Gallardo a few years back and even that I will NEVER forget, so I know how much it must have meant to them.
Enjoy your ride to the fullest man! You deserve it!
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Somehow, you not being a complete a**hole is making my brain hurt. My sincere congratulations and well wishes on spending many amazing moments in that car. Drive safely, and keep on being the kind of car enthusiast I hope to be someday. With enough money to enjoy a car like that, and enough sense to realize that it shouldn't change your attitude and prevent you from letting other people enjoy it.
Bravo dude, now post up some more pics!
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Alright I'll be the first to say it, convertible Gallardo's are the worst looking Lamborghini, in my opinion. Also, not really sure why everyone is making a big deal about him letting a kid sit in it, I would hope anyone would do that if they were in that situation.
Anyways, congratulations on the purchase, now lets see some videos please.
While not a big deal (and maybe comes off as tooting one's own horn a little in the first post, though it's clear OP's intentions were "in line" for lack of a better term), it's ALWAYS a good thing to promote appreciation for our interests to a younger generation that seems more and more aloof to cars in general. I know and see it first hand among my friends (who are a few years older than 19) - to them cars are either a status symbol, or a necessity, a basic appliance. One of my first car memories was one day, my dad said his friend was coming over who had a Viper. This was my all time favorite car. Not much later, 2 Vipers arrived, my dad's friend and one of his buddies. He asked me to go for a ride, and that ride cemented my love for cars. While I'm very fortunate to have been surrounded by people like this, "enablers" if you will, not everyone has this opportunity as close to them as I have.
Additionally, it's in the exotic car owner's code of conduct
Originally written by Joe Martz (nsxguy@RT66.com) in 1998 who has owned 2 NSX's plus several Italian exotics, the Code of Conduct has become a personal motto for many of us. Originally posted to the Ferrari list, it is worth repeating and living by.
1. My cars will always be clean and well presentable. I will ensure that my cars are in the highest state of mechanical condition and maintenance. Exotics are indeed rare, and to see one is a special experience. I have an obligation to present these cars to others at a high standard.
2. I will always be polite, courteous, and friendly. I will not talk down to or ignore anyone, and I will cheerfully answer all questions. Exotic owners wrongly suffer from a "snob" label. By actively and always countering this, I will strive to change this perception among all whom I meet.
3. Where feasible, I will encourage inspection and observation of my cars. If someone is clean and courteous, I will encourage them to sit in my cars. I will actively encourage photographs. In particular, I will encourage this among younger children. On occasion, I will offer rides to admirers under the appropriate circumstances.
4. With one exception (see 5, below), I will obey all traffic laws or local traffic customs. Especially, I will pass other cars only in marked, safe passing zones, and I will always respect traffic speeds and noise ordinances within city limits. I will always drive in a defensive manner to protect myself and my vehicle. I will not initiate nor will I respond to challenges to race my cars on open public roads.
5. Operating my cars as God, Enzo, and Ferruccio (or Colin) intended will occur only on open, rural routes free of heavy traffic or on appropriately designated race courses. On public highways, I will use my highest powers of observation and diligence to ensure that I place myself, my vehicles, and the public in no additional danger. I will be aware of the environment and road conditions, and I will not drive at excessive speeds on unknown or suspect roads. When approaching blind corners or hills, I will assume that an obstacle exists and will take appropriate defensive measures.
6. I will share my passion and excitement for exotic cars with others through community service and charitable events. I will actively seek out community organizations such as local police departments and schools and offer my cars for use in events such as DARE programs, homecoming parades, pep rallies, etc. Many communities have "Make a Wish" foundations for sick children. If given the opportunity, I will offer a day with myself and my cars to such organizations in an effort to brighten an otherwise trying life for someone less fortunate than I.
7. I will be honest and open with other enthusiasts, and I will accurately represent my cars to prospective owners and buyers. I will keep complete records, and I will always follow up with purchasers of my cars to ensure that they continue to gain maximum satisfaction and appreciation for cars that I have owned and serviced.
8. I will always have a smile on my face when inspecting, driving, or showing my cars to others. I will never forget how fortunate I've been to own such automobiles and I will constantly remind myself that the future is uncertain, and that today may be as good as it gets
(© Copyright 1998, Joe Martz. Used by permission.)
I wanted to say I hope you enjoy your Lamborghini experience as said in your earlier thread and if I'm ever in Socal, I'm hitting you up for a ride! :p
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