High Speed Runway Passes in Ferraris

On our second day at Ox Ranch with the Ferrari Club of America San Antonio (Alamo) Chapter, we got to drive our Ferraris on a 5,800 foot runway!

We set up cones at 1,000 feet so we knew where to start braking and keep it safe. We sent only 1 car down the runway at a time. The top speed of the day was 170MPH! I personally hit 164MPH in my Ferrari 458.

A huge thanks to Doug and the Alamo Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America for organizing such an amazing event! I had an absolute blast and can’t wait for the next time.

Ox Ranch: https://www.oxhuntingranch.com/
Drive Tanks: https://www.drivetanks.com/

Crushing a Porsche with a SHERMAN TANK!

The Ferrari Club of San Antonio (Alamo Chapter) invited me to come participate in their “Drive Tanks” Memorial Day weekend. Once we arrived at Ox Ranch after some spirited driving, we first got to drive an actual Sherman M1 Tank!!! It was pretty crazy standing on the back of the tank while it drove around.

Next we went to the shooting range and got to shoot multiple different firearms including a 50 caliber machine gun, 20mm cannon, automatic shotgun and finally we got to fire the Sherman Tank’s 76mm main gun!

We wrapped up the Tank driving adventure by crushing a Porsche (Kia with Porsche badges taped on) with a Chiefton Tank!

Drive Tanks is amazing! You should plan a visit, it’s pretty incredible.
Ox Ranch: https://www.oxhuntingranch.com/
Drive Tanks: https://www.drivetanks.com/

Fording a river in a FERRARI ENZO!?

The Ferrari Club of San Antonio (Alamo Chapter) invited me to come participate in their “Drive Tanks” Memorial Day weekend. We first met up as Ferrari of San Antonio and had “Shit on a Shingle” for breakfast. After getting our intelligence report from Colonel Beck we hopped in our stallions and drove out to Ox Ranch.

On our spirited drive out to Ox Ranch we encountered some enemy radar and two of the Ferraris were pulled over by the police. 1 got a warning for no front plate and the other got a ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Finally we arrived at Ox Ranch and I must say, this place is amazing! You should plan a visit, it’s pretty incredible.
Ox Ranch: https://www.oxhuntingranch.com/
Drive Tanks: https://www.drivetanks.com/

ALL the COPS were out on speed traps – NGS Road Trip Day 1 Part 2

Shell V-Power NiTRO+: http://bit.ly/ngsvpower
Day 1 of the Normal Guy Super Road Trip powered by Shell V-Power NiTRO+ and we head out from Austin, stop in Waco, Tyler, Texarkana and stop in Little Rock, Arkansas.

It was Memorial day and I’m pretty sure just about every cop was out trying to bust speeders. We ended up seeing 35 police cars, state troopers, and sheriffs over 530 miles! That’s got to be some kind of record.

We ended up meeting a few viewers and some friends in Tyler, Texas and had a great time meeting new people and handing out some Shell Gas Cards. Scot tried driving the Ferrari 458 and it was his first time ever driving a Ferrari. We also created a mini car show with a Shell Gas Station take over! 2 Porsches, 1 Lamborghini, 1 Mercedes, 1 Alfa Romeo, and my Ferrari!

A huge thanks to Shell for sponsoring this road trip! It was an awesome experience. You should probably use their V-Power NiTRO+ if you aren’t already. It protects agains gunk, corrosion, friction, and wear meaning your engine will be cleaner and have higher performance.

ALL the COPS were out on speed traps – NGS Road Trip Day 1 Part 1


Shell V-Power NiTRO+: http://bit.ly/ngsvpower
Day 1 of the Normal Guy Super Road Trip powered by Shell V-Power NiTRO+ and we head out from Austin, stop in Waco, Tyler, Texarkana and stop in Little Rock, Arkansas.

It was Memorial day and I’m pretty sure just about every cop was out trying to bust speeders. We ended up seeing 35 police cars, state troopers, and sheriffs over 530 miles! That’s got to be some kind of record.

We ended up meeting a few viewers and some friends in Tyler, Texas and had a great time meeting new people and handing out some Shell Gas Cards. Scot tried driving the Ferrari 458 and it was his first time ever driving a Ferrari. We also created a mini car show with a Shell Gas Station take over! 2 Porsches, 1 Lamborghini, 1 Mercedes, 1 Alfa Romeo, and my Ferrari!

A huge thanks to Shell for sponsoring this road trip! It was an awesome experience. You should probably use their V-Power NiTRO+ if you aren’t already. It provides defense against gunk, corrosion, friction and wear. 70% less gunk!

My Garage Door SELF DESTRUCTED and trapped BOTH of my Ferraris

My garage door was misbehaving recently so I was about to go adjust the limits so it wouldn’t shut too hard and before I got a chance, it shredded the belt then ripped the track right out of the wall!!! It self-destructed right in front of me.

This meant I could not open the door as it was not attached to the wall so both of my Ferraris were trapped. This is the definition of a first world problem.

So my buddy Andy and I fixed the door by installing a new header 2×6 board of wood screwed into the studs, and then re-attaching the track to the board. We also had to replace the belt drive on the garage door opener.

My Ferrari F430 Auction was a COMPLETE FAILURE

Well the Ferrari F430 Auction concluded at $86,100 but unfortunately it turns out that the top 3 bidders flaked out on me! My auction was a complete and utter failure and I had to quickly find another buyer for the F430.

I reached out to a previously interested buyer and he also fell through. So ultimately I pinged my buddy Frankie and figured if I was going to give a screaming deal, it would go to someone I was friends with.

How to fix a broken Ferrari F430 Door Handle

Part on Ricambi: https://bit.ly/2KdREnh

My Ferrari F430 was just about to sell and I wanted to take my buddy Andy for a ride in it before it went. Unfortunately the F430 decided to break. When Andy went to open the door, the pull cable seized up and the door latch would no longer function.

So we ended up having to pull off the door panel and replacing the cable. Luckily I had a door pull cable that I had previously bought because this is a very common problem on the F430.

We were able to replace the cable and get the door fixed in about 1 hour so it’s not a terribly difficult job.

Part #: 68602600 on Ricambi America’s site: https://www.ricambiamerica.com

Playing Cat & Mouse with Police on a Rally

Another incredible rally, this time again with the RATX Poker Run. We started in Houston, Texas and ended at Lake Charles, Louisiana at the L’auberge Hotel and Casino. Looks like there was over 100 cars but not as large as the last one.

Adam, Loeper, Andy and I drove over from Austin and met up with the other rally participants. For the first leg we had a police escort and they shut down the highway for us! We were driving at least 55 MPH all to our selves for quite a few miles. It was pretty awesome and a huge thanks to the police officers who made that possible.

After the first rest stop at Buc-ee’s we ran into a lot of Texas State Troopers and quite a few cars were pulled over and issued tickets for speeding. It was a pretty spirited leg but we tried our best to behave once the heat was on. It felt a bit like playing a game of cat and mouse as we were using radios, group chats, and radar detectors to outwit the police patrolling the area.

We stopped at a cool park right on the Texas / Louisiana border and then headed North to Lake Charles for the last leg. Unfortunately we had an officer tail us for about 15 miles so we didn’t make good time. But after a quick detour we popped back onto the highway right in front of the rally!

The reward of cold beer awaited us after a long day of driving fast and fun.

Project Car Ferrari 348 | Test Drive and Heading Home

Full Octane Garage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr5dbg1_iLfO5TNETE0NGKw

We pick up Tim’s Ferrari 348 TS which needs an engine out major service in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tim takes the Ferrari out on a test drive and it drives quite well.

After that the 348 is loaded up on to the trailer and strapped down for the long road trip back to Austin, Texas. On the way home, we stop in Nashville for the night to visit my friend James who has the YouTube channel Full Octane Garage.

After a good nights sleep and some awesome breakfast, we get back on the road and complete the 1000 mile journey home. The 348 is unloaded from the trailer successfully and stored in Tim’s garage until we start the project of pulling out the engine and replacing the timing belts, tensioners, water pump, and lots of gaskets.