FERRARI CLUB MEMBER OF THE MONTH: MARCH
Cassidy and Amanda Nolen, FCA Memebers, MAR
Longtime supporter and track instructor Cassidy Nolen and his wife Amanda purchased their first Ferrari in June of last year. After several years of searching for “just the right car”, Cassidy selected an early-1988 European delivery Testarossa. Chassis number 73705, which sports a Crema e Nero interior under the iconic red paint. Clocking only 26k miles since new, this two-owner car was imported by Barchetta Motors in the late 80’s, where this model received its Federalization equipment for US use. The car remained untitled until 2001 when it was purchased from the original dealer and stabled for in Florida, along with several other Maranello-made cars. This clean example sports the Monodado (center bolt) wheels and retains the factory finish.
“My favorite thing about the car is the “look”, both inside and out. Those unmistakable side strakes, the wide tail lighting and those eternal-80’s signatures that look fast (even if it isn’t!). The car makes friends everywhere we take it, and kids marvel at how wide it is. The flat-12 has a commanding sound without being overpowering.” Cassidy does all of his own maintenance and repairs, even dropping the driveline on the third day of ownership to change the timing belts. “I knew it was due for a service when I bought it, and I had the parts waiting as the delivery service dropped the car off. It isn’t intimidating once you dig in, the initial nerves were settled quickly.” With several mechanical updates in the off-season, Cassidy and Amanda hope to join the 2020 Labor Day Ferrari show in Corning, NY.
Cassidy is a 23-year veteran teacher in Northern Virginia. On the weekends and in the summertime, he instructs on track and in classroom for several Ferrari regions as well as private track coaching. He is Motorsports Safety Foundation Level II Certified, FCA ESR Certified and DMV/Virginia Dept. Of Education Certified in Driver Education. This will be his fifth season instructing with ESR