Strap in for a long day! I woke up early today to go to the Ferrari Club meeting. On the way, I grabbed a nice custard filled doughnut. It's the weekend; these carbs don't count.
Upon arriving at the Ferrari Club, I was ecstatic to see a car there that I had been waiting a year to see. Last October, a bro in the KC area took delivery of a Ferrari 458 Speciale. But it wasn't just any 458 Speciale. No, it was special. It had one-off design elements on the exterior as well as the interior. It was the only one to date painted in Rosso Fuoco, which is slightly darker than the usual Rosso Corsa and Rossa Scuderia. The one-off exterior design included a special racing stripe as well as unique white pinstriping in several different areas. The car had every single option available, which included all of the carbon fiber options. I saw a few pictures of the car, but I hadn't seen it in person. A year later, that would change.
It really was magnificent to behold. The way all Ferraris make other cars look boring, this 458 Speciale had a way of making other Ferraris look relatively boring.
Not to mention it was a beautiful day.
Other notables in attendance included a 430 Scuderia (one of my personal favorite cars ever)...
...an Aston Martin DB9...
...and a Porsche 991 GT3.
As a contrast between where Ferrari was in the early 1980s compared to now, take a look at this Mondial.
Now look at the 458 Speciale.
Amazing, isn't it?
The details on this car are just beautiful.
As another contrast, let's go back even further. This time to the mid-1960s and the 275 GTB.
What's amazing about the 275 is that in recent years the value of these cars has been skyrocketing. They're now worth over $3 million. And this baller keeps a couple gas cans in the car at all times.
It's pretty special to see the history and evolution of Ferrari design all in one parking lot.
There was also a 360.
After the meeting, we happened across another Ferrari. This time it was a California.
Sidney and I then went and looked at a few houses on the Parade of Homes. In one house, in the bathroom, I came across a cute little Phidippus audax jumping spider.
Isn't it just so cute?! After this, Sidney and I then decided that it was time for lunch. We stopped by a Subway and got just that.
We also got a cookie, and let me tell you, after eating Sidney's cookie, this thing was a little underwhelming. Sure it was alright, but it's just not a Sidney cookie.
Later in the day, we headed to my parents' house. There I found some pizza. But it wasn't just any pizza. It was Leo's pizza, also known as the best pizza in the world! Sadly, there was only like one slice left, so I wouldn't be getting huge...yet. (That's for later)
I mixed up so ketchup and hot sauce for the fries.
Plus I had some milk to go along with it.
Later in the night, it was time to get down to business. My dad's birthday had come and gone, and I had yet to make a cake. I would remedy that situation tonight. I wanted to make a special cake, and since I have a background in making unusually colorful cakes, I decided that I would continue this tradition tonight. Here is a little sneak peek:
I made a white cake from scratch that surprisingly didn't look at all white:
There were two thick red layers and one thin yellow layer. But all would be secretly concealed under a layer of crusting buttercream frosting.
It was so unassuming, just sitting there all innocent. And by the time all was said and done, it was already the next day.