Because I like Black Ferraris

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 at 7:30 AM. Comments (0)

In 1996 as part of my negotiations to bring Ferrari owners and their vehicles to the Canadian GP in Montreal, I met with the Vice-Mayor, an ardent Ferraristi, at his office. Strictly by happenstance, there was a parking space right in front of City Hall. At the conclusion of our meeting, knowing I once lived in Montreal, he led me through an adjoining room to a balcony overlooking Place Jacques-Cartier. He asked me if I realized where I was standing and, not wanting to spoil his pleasure, I said no. He walked to the edge of the balcony and put his hands on the rail, turned and said to me, “This is where Charles de Gaulle stood during his official visit of 1967. He turned to the large crowd below, looked out and said… Hey! Is that your Ferrari!? How come it’s not red?”


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