I still want that Veyron, but this was pretty spiffy.

This is just too cool not to share.  Let’s take a couple minutes away from how the world and the Church are both flying apart at the seams and simply enjoy this.  Even if you are not really into cars (and I’m not), this is a pleasure to watch.

It is a gasoline commercial, but… not.  Real classic Ferrari models on real streets of great cities, doing their Ferrari thing.

Listen to the different sounds of the engines from different periods.

I’d turn the volume waaaaay up.

I still want that Veyron, but this was pretty spiffy.

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  1. pseudomodo says:

    I wish I had a cat that purred like that…..

  2. Southern Baron says:

    Father, I know I posted about this before, but I am pretty sure that your Veyron interest is the only thing that makes me think about you and rap at the same time.

  3. HyacinthClare says:

    This has to be a man thing. I just don’t get it.

  4. rcg says:

    That is so cool.

  5. Kathleen10 says:

    @HyacinthClare, nope, I have it too.

  6. wmeyer says:

    Father, do you mean to say that all those Amazon commissions have not yet risen to the level of a Veyron?

  7. wmeyer says: Amazon commissions

    HA! They go towards my health insurance premiums.

    I wonder what my premiums – including my car insurance – would be if I had a Veyron.

  8. wmeyer says:

    Father, as with the price of the car… if you have to ask… ;)

  9. The Masked Chicken says:

    No. no..you’re not being sneaky enough. To obtain said car, all you have to do is convince some guys at MIT that it would be really, really fun to take the car apart and re-assemble it on the top of the Administration building. After that, it will no longer be fun for them and you can offer to take it off of their hands for free and drive it home to spare them the expense.

    See. Problem solved.

    The Chicken

  10. dominic1955 says:

    I think these kinds of cars are neat to watch in action, but even if I was filthy rich I wouldn’t want one because speed just doesn’t do it for me. I’m much more of a big comfy cushy landyacht guy, as in an 80s Fleetwood Brougham.

  11. RafqasRoad says:

    But Fr.!!, But Fr.!!,

    you simply cannot ignore the MG TD or TC!! Classical elegance – a work of art for all time, not merely another ‘sports car’…the equivalent of the Mass of all the Ages!! However, if you simply must have a little more high performance vehicle bang for your buck, an E-type Jag would be the ticket. [Maybe a Mark 2, like Inspector Morse?]

    Furthermore, , you do realise that Ferrari is made by FIAT (and we all know the true meaning of said automotive acronym :-)

  12. NoraLee9 says:

    The car was cool. The scenery was cooler. When they shoot movies or commercials in New York (I believe I saw the Double Tree Times Square shoot by) they usually use early Sunday morning. I wonder how they managed the other cities? Sure enough though, a really cool commercial.

  13. Ed the Roman says:

    Yes, I’m an American. But F1 is the best racing. It just is.

    At least since Can-Am went away.

  14. Sonshine135 says:

    Sorry Father. The Pope has spoken, and you should have nothing newer than a 5 year-old Buick.

  15. Siculum says:

    In these times, where fighting the good fight for the pro-life movement, defending the natural family, trying to play one’s part in guiding Holy Mother Church to where she will be healthiest, and working to save the world from itself, it seems like most people you meet are on the other side of those issues.

    But having a second “religion,” cars, often (but not always) helps transcend those boundaries and unite us. No matter how liberal, a true car enthusiast can’t resist the addictive soundtrack of a high-performance machine, the visceral thrill of jeopardizing one’s membership in the Sacred Heart Auto League by slightly-reckless speed, or committing hate crimes against fuel efficiency and slow Priuses.

  16. Siculum says:

    Hey, Sonshine. Thanks, the priest I know with a *7*-year-old Buick is suddenly a lot holier! And I thought he had a nice car. Haha.

    *My* Buick is 20 years old. If a priest wants to be made a Monsignor, he can buy my car.

    There is such a thing as a cool 5-year-old Buick. A Lacrosse Super (no Wisconsin pun intended), very zippy and roomy “sleeper” car. That way, a priest can be “in,” no matter who the Pope is, and yet still have enough horsepower to make it back from the shooting range in time to hear Confessions.

    Or get a VW Passat which, while quite cool no matter the trim level, and tremendously well-engineered, doesn’t accept a mechanical key in its door locks in case the battery goes totally dead and you have to get into the car and open the hood to jump start….Ahem…. :) But… things can be modified, of course.

  17. sawdustmick says:

    …Not too fast Father ! Remember Dom Eugene Boylan – RIP

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