A red Ferrari whizzing past! I’d no sooner stopped in my tracks to watch the sleek-lined, Italian show-piece race into the distance, when to my delight, a second, third, fourth, fifth AND sixth of the same, gleaming red numbers flew past.
Ahhh!! Off to Pie In The Sky, I figured!
Not only does Pie In The Sky feature in the Australian/American collaboration thriller Lantana, but it is renowned for three reasons.
First and foremost, its mouth-watering pies; secondly, it is the brake-break or lunch break stop for the owners of highly polished, classic, vintage and racing sport cars; and finally, not to be out-done, the show-case place and sustenance for the roaring road-warriors on their deep, throbbing, equally-as-impressive, bikes.
No need to shudder with images of rough, tough, bikie gangs who would sooner smite you in half as spit on you. Many of these leather-clad riders are instead, lawyers, barristers and professionals of that ilk, who are merely letting their hair down after a hard week at the office.
But I digress! While still walking, my eyes behold a black Ferrari racing up the highway. STRIKING!
Hey, am I dreaming? Is that a ‘yellow,’ Ferrari following behind? A canary-yellow or butter-cup yellow Ferrari? I almost burst out laughing … not quite but almost!
A canary versus a stallion! The mind boggles!
Butter-cup, on the other hand is NOT a word that could be associated with the image of the rearing, snorting, black stallion, synonymous with the name Ferrari. At least, not in the minds of racing fanatics and car-enthusiasts alike!
Alas! Try hard as I might, I can find no descriptive adjectives that conjure up images of valour, speed or presence with the colour ‘yellow.’ Childhood chants of ‘yellow, you’re a fellow,’ or better yet, a scene of John Wayne bellowing in his slow southern drawl, ‘Get up you yellow-bellied coward,’ come more to mind.
I’m almost tempted to pay a visit to a Ferrari showroom, just so I can hear the adjective the salesman will use to describe the yellow Ferrari. Anyone know?
© Wendy Robinson
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. ~ Walt Disney
The writer has disclosed no financial relationship but wishes the report be funded by Ferrari Australasia.