The Story of a man and a passion for Ferrari's
I first met Matt about 5 years ago at a lunch that I was extended an invitation to with the Lamborghini Group in Brisbane.
Obviously we became friends shortly after due to our passion for all types of cars including classics, all of a sudden my attention was drawn to a classic Ferrari 328 GTB that passed by us on James street in Newstead. He noticed my appreciation for it when he glanced over and quietly responded with wow, Ferrari 328! Dan, I happen to have one of those with a smile on his face. I guess you would say that this is the moment is where our discussions of the Ferrari brand began.
I would say Matt is a very humble and kind person, it is no surprise to me that his personal drive has led him to own this amazing collection. I would like to personally Thank Matt for the insight into his Garage and sharing his passion with PlateGamers.
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Name: Matt Latimore
Profession: Steelmaking raw materials marketing, trading and investment, mining.
Question 1. At what age did your love of cars begin?
Answer: At 15 years of age when we had an Italian exchange student come to stay at our house for a year. He was from Modena, the home of Ferrari – he bought a poster of F40 and a Ferrari singlet and cap (which I still own)
Question 2. What is your favourite automotive manufacture and why?
A: Ferrari. Great history with racing and car manufacturing. There are plenty of good people around them with a passion for the brand. Everyone within Ferrari is working and involved within the brand success, this is what makes it such a great company.
Question 3. Out of all the cars you have ever owned, what was your most memorable and why?
A: I would have to say it is the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Nothing compares to the emotion and driving experience from this car so far. It is the last of the naturally aspired V8 Ferrari's ever made and makes the perfect mix of noise, fizz with matching speed, and handling. An amazing car to drive.
Question 4. What is your most memorable automotive moment?
A: The Ferrari F40 on track – while it looks fantastic you only really get an appreciation for the car when in its natural home, on the track shifting between 2nd and 3rd gear.
Question 5. What is your most prized current vehicle and why?
A: Owning the last car Enzo Ferrari signed off on, the Ferrari F40 is very memorable, as is his tribute car the Enzo Ferrari itself.
Question 6. Dream Vehicle if you don’t already own it.
A: I would say I have to divide this answer into three categories.
Vintage - Ferrari 250 California Spider. V12 open-top classic car.
Modern vintage - Ferrari 288 GTO, gated shift drivers car and
Modern - The Ferrari Laferrari Aperta.
Question 7. The inspirational quote you live by:
A: You only get out of anything of what you put into it. There is no substitute for hard work and having a passion for what you are doing makes is essential.
Special mentions or people you would like to thank:
I owe everything in my life to my parent's dedication to me as a child growing up in a small country town.
Please Enjoy the Photos.
The Ferrari F40.
Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Ferrari's 488 GTB 70th-anniversary edition and Ferrari 328GTS.
Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Ferrari 488 GTB 70th-anniversary edition.