Why We Care – a Ferrari company with a heart

Warning: This will be a bit of a personal post.

If you’ve been following us for a while, you would have noticed that just about every other month we are helping out a charity. We are either offering a drive package, or – as is the case of the Dignity Drive in April – we asked the community to donate and we used the Ferrari to make the collections.

We feel that it’s such an important requirement of a company to find ways to give back to the community.

Dom & I have always tried to personally give to charities. We give blood. We bought chocolates. We attended charity events.

But it wasn’t until 2011, well before the idea of Fuga Veloce was even conceived, that the real need for charity hit home. I was pregnant with our 2nd child and at our 20-week scan discovered something wasn’t right. From that point onwards, our lives changed. Many, many scans, MRI’s, doctor’s appointments and hospital visits ensued. An entirely new world had opened up for us that we had very little knowledge or skill in how to navigate.

Dom & I have spent countless hours and nights at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick with our daughter. We realised how very lucky we have been and recognised that there are so many people out there doing it much harder than us. Having to depend on the help of our family and friends really reinforced in us the will to give back. And in 2017, when the concept of Fuga Veloce was born, our very first thoughts were the ways we could use this product to give back.

Before we had even officially launched in August 2017, I was already contacting Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation organising for our Ferrari to be included in their auction to raise money at the Amber Affair. And since then, the giving hasn’t stopped.

And it won’t.

We are so blessed and honoured to have a product that people desire and we are more than happy to use this product to help other people in the community. So far we’ve focused on sick kids, homeless women, cancer research and mental health in young people.

We are a Ferrari hire company that wears our heart on our sleeve. When you hear about our latest drive to help a charity, I would ask that you take a moment to think about who we’re trying to help, and realise that one day that person could be you.

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Five things … You can do with a Ferrari without breaking the law

I know, I know, it is kind of there front and centre that when you are behind the wheel of a Ferrari, the speed limit signs start to feel more like an advisory sign. I have racked my brain to think of ten things you can do with a Ferrari without breaking the law… I could only think of five! So here goes:

Number 5 – Chat to interested passers-by

I have lost count of the number of conversations I have had at petrol stations with people at the adjacent pumps. And who doesn’t like talking about Ferraris. Met some lovely people in the process too. Parents with kids in-tow will unabashedly come up to you asking if they can take a photo with the car (not with you, but you may be asked to play photographer).

Number 4 – Take someone for a drive

The majority of the population will never sit in, let alone be driven in a Ferrari. To give you an idea of the exclusivity, last year Porsche made more cars in one year than Ferrari has produced since Enzo rolled out the 125 S in 1947. Not only are they rare, but most of them live in garages hardly ever seeing the light of day. The closest most people will get is looking at them from behind a velvet rope at a motor show. Part of the reason we started Fuga Veloce was to see the smile on people’s faces after they drop the keys back. If you have the opportunity, share the experience that is “Ferrari” with everyone you can.

Number 3 – Find a road with curves

Even though Enzo was known to say “I build engines and attach wheels to them” they still handle the corners like Messi handles a soccer ball. If you find a particularly windy road, you won’t need to crack the limit as you would have found nirvana anyway.

Number 2 – Just stop, get out and look at it

Matrix said it for us. “… or were you looking at the woman in the red dress”

It is really that easy. Having owned a Ferrari for a while now I still love hopping out of the car and simply looking at it. They literally do not have a bad angle. No speeding tickets possible. 100% legal eye-candy. Our Instagram feed (as well as Ferrari’s official feed) can attest to this. And even if you are driving, make the most of every reflection. It actually makes you slow down and hope for red lights. You’ll notice a lot of car perving from pedestrians too.

Number 1 – Tunnels

Guaranteed to put a smile on any Ferrari lovers face, all you need to do is find a tunnel, slow down, drop back two gears and then accelerate like you stole it. No need to even get above the speed limit, the Maranello symphony for that short blast will give you all the happiness you need. Your heart will just beat out of your chest. Then look over at your passenger (with the biggest smile on your face possible) and reassure them that you are still amazingly within the speed limit! They will doubt you, but it’s the truth.

I hope that gives you a few ideas on how to stay on the happy side of the law. Whatever the way, just enjoy the time. And make the journey as much fun as the destination.

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Dignity Drive Wrap Up

People would say any excuse to drive a Ferrari is a good excuse. But when you combine a charitable reason, then the sun is shining and I’m itching to get behind the wheel of a red hot Ferrari convertible.

Nicole from Ashbury Service Centre contacted me about the Dignity Drive for Share The Dignity. The Dignity Drive is an initiative where businesses offer to become collection stations for the community to drop off sanitary products for homeless women. 100% of the products go to those in need. They run the drive all April & August.

On the 5th of April this year, I decided to put a little Fuga Veloce-spin on the term “Dignity Drive”. Over a few weeks in March I gathered offers from the community for donations to be collected. Then bright and early on a beautiful Thursday morning, I picked up Nicole to join me, and we started driving around Sydney gathering donations from so many generous women (and children). And we didn’t collect just 1 or 2 packets at each stop. Nicole & I were absolutely blown away by people’s generosity – we collected bags and bags of products. We filled the Ferrari’s boot up… and then some! Luckily Nicole hopped out partway through the drive as I had to start using the passenger seat for all the donations.

By the end of the day, we had collected exactly 399 packets of pads and tampons.

Considering each pack contains approximately 16 sealed packets, that would mean we collected close to 6384 individual items.

It was such an amazing, incredible experience. I met so many generous women on my Dignity Drive, can’t wait to do it again next time!

Here is a shout-out to some of the amazing women who shared my journey:

For more information about Share The Dignity, check out www.sharethedignity.com.au

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Love is Rosso Corsa this Valentine’s Day

Since the 1920s, when Italian racing cars rolled out onto the track, their gleaming Italian national racing colour, Rosso Corsa told the world where they were from. Be it Alfa’s, Maserati’s or the all conquering Ferrari’s.

What is it about this colour that manages to say so much in something as simple as a hue. It never fails to turn heads and make an impression where ever it goes.

Let’s consider… Would a red rose by any other colour be as romantic? Would a bull get so worked up without the red flag?

They say the colour red is synonymous with passion. Which somehow fits so well with the beautiful machines they wrap. Even to this day, the resale value of a red Ferrari will be greater than a similar Ferrari of any other colour.

Consider… Would a Ferrari by any other colour be so right?

It is the colour of danger, the colour of the blood that runs in your veins and the colour that can make your heart beat faster. Maybe that is why it works so well adorning the most beautiful cars the world has ever seen.

So with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, maybe the best way to get your pulse racing is to forget the red roses and try a rosso corsa coloured present.  It is sweeter than any chcolate that will ever touch your lips and a hell of a lot healthier for you. More over the memory will last a lifetime.

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Dear Santa, this year I want to drive a Ferrari…!

At Fuga Veloce we absolutely LOVE Christmas.  Getting fully into the Spirit of Giving, we are offering an incredible Christmas special!
20% discount on ALL our Ferrari drive packages.
Offer valid until Christmas Eve.  Includes Gift Certificates.
This is the perfect stocking stuffer for a very good boy or girl!
Could even be something a little bit different-amazing as a Teacher gift.

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