Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Alfa Capital.
I dont think one needs to OWN a car, or even to have seen it in the flesh to see what it is, or what it is trying to be.
Many of us absorb the knowledge we have and use to discuss in this forum from books and journals written by knowledgable individuals (er, where is this leading..?) So, what worries me, is that someone out there who IS actually writing some of the books, is implying to us that we all need to either own or converse directly with the owners of these cars to know anything about them?!
What the hell is going on? Doesn't that alone undermine the purpose of having gone to the effort of writing a book..?
I've never owned a Bizzarini, an ISO, a Ferrari, Maserati or any other hyper-exotic, but like many of you, I am qualified to discuss them. Not as an authority, but in general conversation like we do here, in my short time thus far. I think anyone short of an open mind and too full of their own opinions is probably in the wrong place.
Most of the cars we talk about on this BB are surrounded by the mystique assciated by being simply Italian cars, this is half the beauty - is it not?
viva Italian cars. They're the best, dont complicate it beyond what it is already complicated!