With a full day at Antica Corte Palavicina, and a drive ahead of us, I wanted to show my son (and he wanted to see) the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, just outside of Modena. Despite pushing the limits, we arrived just prior to closing time and couldn’t enter, but the drive was not a waste.
Just outside the museum, there were women offering opportunities to drive a Ferrari. My curiosity piqued, we followed one across the street. The opportunity was more than I could resist. I bargained to an acceptable price for me to drive with a guide next to me and my son sitting in the back seat.
The car was a gorgeous red Ferrari California convertible with the top down. We had just driven through some rain on our way to Maranello, but it wasn’t raining there.
I was totally enveloped by the seat. The ride was only 10 minutes through the streets of Maranello and I never did go faster than 110km/hr, but the feel of the car was unlike anything I had ever experienced in a car before. It was a feeling of brute power. Half the fun was the sound of the vehicle, especially upon acceleration. I did even manage one time to have the rear of the car swing out around a curve. It was a certifiable thrill for both of us!
ed. note: The last two photos were taken by my son.