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Sunday, February 21, 2010

11.1 True story, I'm an engineer.

One week after, I have to say that the best part of getting my degree is packing by stuff for a week at parents' house and having nothing to put in the bag. Not a book, not a notebook, no notes, nothing at all. Just my laptop, the external HD and other personal stuff. University is just a memory...for now.

So last Friday I finished my first degree, now I'm a mechanical engineer and I don't know what to do whit it. Actually, in a couple of week or so I'll start with a specialization degree in automotive engineering, still here in Modena. My feelings about this University are a bit...negative, but I couldn't find any better place for my future. I mean, I still love cars and how they work, why they work, so this automotive path was kinda obvious, and even if this University is full of problems and things that let me down on several occasions, the area is full of sporting engines screaming, mules hidden just around the corner and men in love with cars, with a passion.

Ferrari 250 GT TdF Scaglietti '1 Louvre' Coupe

Several of my friends here applied for a specialization in mechanical engineering rather than automotive eng., mainly because of the easier path they will face.
It isn't something about being lazy or something, there really was something wrong in the automotive course that made it more difficult, so not something subject related. It was the way the course was held, the behavior of some teachers, and the fact that you came here to study cars, and eventually they made you hate them.
Kinda sad, but I guess that maybe these friends of mine didn't want it so much in first place. I came here to do this, and I will, that's the plane.

So start saving because in the (hopefully) near future you'll knock at my door to test drive my new supercar...hey, dreams are free!

Bonus old pics of Modena, taken at the exotics garage "AutoSpeak", which used to be an official Bugatti dealer in the days of Romano Artioli...of course I remember of chapter 10.2!

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ItalDesign Aztec

Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

Ferrari 330 GTO bodywork

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

Tatra 57

Alfa Romeo RZ Cup

Austin-Healey 3000 mkII

Lancia Aprilia

Lotus Elan S1

Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Maserati Quattroporte 4200

Moretti 750

Other pictures from other dealers coming soon.

All Pictures Copyright: Damiano Garro

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