We were talking to our folks last night and mentioned the majesty of the Hoover Dam, one of the few unnatural features of Nevada that doesn't reek of chintzy artifice. Being of Nevadan stock ourselves, we have mixed feelings about the state; the superficial glitz, dumb hicks and ridiculous high-roller wannabes get to us, but you know, there's familial history there and we've got a weakness for strippers. Six o' one, a half-dozen of the other, we suppose. While we were in Pebble Beach a week ago, we caught the auction of a rather fascinating 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 that somehow dovetails with all of this yammering.
Although Johnny Von Neumann sold Ferraris in Southern California, Luigi Chinetti, who brought us the rather unfortunate Cadillac NART coupe, was pretty much the only game in North America. Casino magnate Bill Harrah, however, had a special relationship with old Enzo, and eventually ended up the West Coast distributor for the marque.