Even during the economic crisis in Greece, and despite all the cut-backs and taxes, there are still those who dare to drive a Ferrari. Their numbers may have dropped or they may not drive around as much, but there are still some who remain active members of the Ferrari Club Hellas.
The 11 remaining members currently own a car whose price is over 200,000 euros, its insurance close to 3,000 euros per semester, the road tax is 1,400 euros and the luxury tax exceeds 7,000 euros. However they still find a way to drive and maintain their cars in excellent condition in order to take part in the Ferrari Club events.
Mr. Nikos Tourlas, President of the Ferrari Club Hellas commented “The members of the Club are people of a certain wealth. We come from different social classes but we have one thing in common, our faith in the Ferrari myth. A Ferrari is an idea, not a means of transport.”
The members are usually doctors, lawyers or businessmen, who don’t like to show off and try to stay away from the public eye. Some of the members are Mr. Tourlas who is owner of the publishing house Anazitisi, Mr. Giannis Daskalopoulos, president and CEO of Autovision Safe, Mr, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, a businessman that works with KTEO, Mr. Theodoros Tsourekas and Charis Mavroudis.