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post #16 of 36 Old 05-14-2013, 02:23 AM
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Thanks guys, I didn't think this was too strange in that our cars have some Ferrari parts/technology In them. The Ferrari/Maserati dealership sells and works on both so I was trying to figure out some of the comparisons on here ie; like a Prius joint a Ferrari club etc. that seems a bit extreme to me.
Well, there really is very little shared technology or parts between the two brands. The number of common parts is very small. For a short while, Maserati was owned by Ferrari but that hasn't been the case in many years. They are now sister companies along with Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Would it be strange for a Fiat 500 owner to join a Ferrari club? I'd think so despite the common ownership. At least one Maserati dealer also sells Buicks. Would it be strange for a Buick owner to join a Maserati club? Perhaps.

The Prius comparison is a bit of an inside joke among some of the veteran forum members. A better comparison would be a Fiat 500 owner joining a Ferrari club.

As mentioned, show up for drives and events and you will find everyone to be friendly and welcoming. I've been on exotic car drives that welcomed virtually anyone that wanted to join in the fun. Corvettes, Supras, and even a Merc or BMW here and there. Very few owners want to exclude others from events.



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A better comparison would be a Fiat 500 owner joining a Ferrari club.
Really? I thought that was a joke too!!!

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I can understand everyone's points here. I just really like Ferrari's and I figured what not a better
way to learn more about up close and personal. I realize that I probably wouldn't be invited
to all events...but if I could to to maybe 1 or 2 that would make my day. When I was at Cars and Coffee, I did experience some Ferrari snobs...and I also experienced so really cool people also.

The GM at Boardwalk Ferrari/Maserati invited me to join the Club and has put me in touch with the President of the Club...I am going to check it out. I know when I sell my company or I make a bit more money I will buy one.

Thank you again for input.
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I m sorry, I should have been more clear...I would like to show up to the driving events...maybe
grab a drink with the guys and learn more about the marque. I'm not talking about going to all events and meetings etc.

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Do yourself a favour and get on F-chat or F-life and do a bunch of reading - you'll learn plenty there. Maserati ownership will also teach you a lot about owning an exotic, much of which is universal among brands. Not sure what you really want to get out of C&Cs, but just talk to the people that want to talk and leave the others alone. Snobbery goes both ways, too. There are some F car owners that I make it a point to avoid because they have different values and are not in it for the same reasons as me......and that's ok. C'est la vie.

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If you have the passion for Ferrari, join the Ferrari Club of America. Ownership is not a requirement, you must only be a tifosi. I think you'll find that the FCA in your area is more active with more events than the Maserati club. Also, if you have plans to buy a Ferrari being a member of the FCA puts you in touch with other owners & it's a great way to learn about the cars. Many cars trade hands without being advertised so contacts can be helpful.
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I m sorry, I should have been more clear...I would like to show up to the driving events...maybe
grab a drink with the guys and learn more about the marque. I'm not talking about going to all events and meetings etc.

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In my experience, anyone with any type of car can show up at most driving events.



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I m sorry, I should have been more clear...I would like to show up to the driving events...maybe
grab a drink with the guys and learn more about the marque. I'm not talking about going to all events and meetings etc.

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Late to the party, but we would absolutely invite you to come along. You would need to be an offical FCA member to go on their drives, but Dealership rallys and such, come on out!

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I think we can all join a FIAT club
If the Ferrari guys refuse you, which "could" make sense, you can remind them we all drive a FIAT.
Our FIAT's are made with parts from different FIAT brands including FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati. And we can even accept Ferrari's Formula 1 in the club since they also sport the badge ahahahah
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There might be such a club but it's not the Ferrari Club -- that's for Ferraris. And the other brands are other brands, regardless of communal components.
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Join. They will most likely be cool and you will learn a lot. Get some first hand info since there seems to be a lot of misinformation.

This is how I learned everything that I needed before I got my car.
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Most Ferrari Clubs like FCA do openly accept (modern) Maserati's, several of the Ferrari folks also have Maserati's and may want to take their GT to an event as well. You're usually a bit of an outsider but if you're a good guy, enjoy the club events and stay out of trouble, you should be just fine and you'll have a blast on the drives.

It's quite difficult to put together a Maserati Club in any part of the country or the world and get any kind of turnout, simply because Maserati has often produced less cars per year that Ferrari...

2012 - Ferrari Production Worldwide = 7,318
2012 - Maserati Production Worldwide = 6159

Of course this will all change soon as Maserati ramps up production with the new models!

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You're usually a bit of an outsider
I think you'd be OK as long as you realize this going in. Some will treat you like a brother but others will never warm up to you so don't try to win everyone over.

I don't think that weighs poorly on them, it's just that it's a "club" and some folks prefer to stick to certain guidelines when it comes to membership.
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Nothing about the Ferrari Club of America

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What do you guys think? I love Ferrari's but can't afford one now...I was thinking about
asking the local club if I could join. Do you guys think that is a smart move or would they look at my like who is this guy?

Thank you,
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requires ownership.

Now the Ferrari Owners Club is a different story.

Yes you can join. The only downside is you may buy a Ferrari......


I belong to the FCA and PCA and bring the Fcar to PCA and vice versa. No one cares.



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Interesting reading your post..i'am not a club member but as a 2008 massi gt owner i love nothing more than an early morning sunday drive in the texas hill country. Living in Spicewood gives me many choice options! Usually spent along, i know these rides can be alot of fun shared with like minded drivers.What are my options in local clubs..the hill country Alfa Romero club and the local Farrari club..there u have it..I would be happy to " tag along" with the Farrari guys but my concerns are the same as yours. Would i offend them by even asking? Maybe we need a local Maserati club...any suggestions??
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