I don't remember if I actually met Dick, but he did speak at a small Ferrari gathering at FAF in Atlanta in the 80s. Very interesting stories, especially the cars he'd owned before the Ferrari Gold Rush in 1989-90. He also told of 2 959s in a warehouse in SF trying to get into the country....... At that time he just said he knew where they were. I did eventually wind up owning a 308.
He said one thing I've never forgotten because it applied to me. He said, " I can't afford any Ferrari now, that I want to drive." Same here. I was reaching for a 550 Maranello when they doubled in price, literally overnight.
Do I still appreciate them? Absolutely. Buy one? See above.
This article however did inspire to buy the book. Thanks for reminding me about Dick.