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    Question to the z8 friends from the bay area - where to go?

    Dear forum z8 friends,

    Currently i am in SF for business (im from europe) and i rented a convertible (they didnt rent out z8's... So i took a mustang ;-)

    Im planning to take a right to the nappa valley, do you guys have any suggestions for me? Are there any high end classic car dealers in that area i could bring a visit?

    Thank you for letting me know, appreciated!

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    Visit Auberge du Soliel around sunset and enjoy a cocktail on the deck... Beautiful (great food too). Ferrari of San Francisco is in Mill Valley... right on your way. I haven't been there since before 2001 when I got my Z8. They wouldn't even put me on a list for a 360! I'm glad, cause I got the Z8 instead. Smart move. A drive around the Marin headlands on the North side of the Golden gate bridge? Have fun!

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    I'm not from there but just over the Golden Gate Bridge (from memory) is Sausalito. Definitely worth your time to visit.

    http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/

    Of course theres Fisherman's Wharf

    http://www.fishermanswharf.org/

    And if you are so inclined you should check out a baseball game

    http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/i...p?c_id=sf&sv=1

    Check out Ghirardelli chocolates- I think they are near Fisherman's Wharf.

    http://www.ghirardelli.com/

    Take a boat ride around the SF Bay.

    You could take a nice drive down to Caramel

    http://ci.carmel.ca.us/carmel/

    FYI the weather can change on you quick so bring layered clothing.

    And of course in the other direction is Napa and the wineries. I'm not into drinking so I don't know much about it but friends who are tell me the California wines are every bit as good as those from the old country and even if they aren't it might be worth checking out.

    San Fran is a great city,but it can be difficult to walk because of the hilly terrain. Renting the car was smart and a Mustang is a great choice.

    Just make sure you don't drive like this!


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    Also I don't know how close this is to you but their website always has interesting cars:

    http://www.fantasyjunction.com/

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    Thank you guys, i have a wonderfull day ahead of me! Thank you

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    Let us know where you ended up going

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    hi guys

    i had a great day yesterday, thank for all your tips, they were very helpful. I started at Fantasy Junction they had some great cars on sale. Then they pointed me out to the Blackhawk Collection Museum, great Ferrari's and 1 BMW 507! Then to Nappa where i had lunch at Auberge du Soleil. After lunch a visit to Silver Oak and then back to SF. I enjoyed my day, thanks!

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    while in SF city itself...

    You can check out these places for some car love if you have some time between meetings...
    http://www.carsauto.com/
    and
    http://www.academyautomuseum.org/?page_id=26

    Have a good rest of the trip.
    Greg AH61930 - 2003 - Silver/Black

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    Awesome!

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    That Academy collection is incredible!
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    I wish I knew you were coming east! I live less than two miles from the blackhawk museum. And I know the ultimate back way to Auberge!