i completely agree... but be careful!
> What an interesting American view - Whereas in the real world,
> "Mercedes" bought Chrysler out, rather than vice-versa...
>> "Ciau" ? Herr Einstein ?
>A glaring omission of the proper 'o', I'll happily admit. But it should have
>been "Arrivederci" if all else. If it isn't Italian it isn't Ferrari.
>Although some people insist on avowing that buying 20% in FIAT (with a
>possible 30% more on the way), which owns Ferrari, is for some reason not
>owning a part of Ferrari. And what is this about Einstein? Is there
>something about the great man you'd like to add?
>WARNING: Objects In Mirror _Are_ Dumber Than They Appear.
In return Fiat Holdings gets 5% of GM.
Ferrari and Maserati are owned by Fiat Holdings (Controlled by IFIL and
other Agnelli holding companies).
That's why GM doesn't get hold of any part of Ferrari.
> Who is Austin Martin ?
>> >...you guys are idiots if you think any large manufacturer is going to come
>> >in and "F" with Ferrari. If anything they would just pump more money into
>> >the company and its racing programs--similar to what Ford has done for
>> >Austin Martin and Jaguar. Jaguar was dead and Austin Martin on the way out
>> >when Ford stepped in. Lamborghini was in the same straits when Chrysler
>> >stepped in and Lamborghini was able to introduce the Diablo. Besides, its
>> >only a 20% ownership and no one is anticipating the push-rod V-8 in a
>> >"Ferrari Corvette" any time soon. Get real.
>> Who is Austin Martin ?
>The guy who just said "ciau?" ;-)