Who Still Drives a Ferrari in Greece



ferrariEven 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.


7 COMMENTS

  1. Can these people prove they bought these vehicles with money earned by legal means and not by evading paying their Taxes???

  2. Have you ever driven in Greece? The sidewalks are for parking, the shoulder on the highway is a passing lane and no one follows the rules of the road. A better choice for our unforgiving roads is the Porche Cayenne.

  3. I’ve driven all over Greece. I know first hand what you say about bad Greek driving habits is true. In many respects the driving situation sums up the anarchist-socialist mentality of many Greeks. Lots and lots of laws … that lots and lots of Greeks ignore. We love to complain how the government isn’t doing enough for us…. then dont’ support the laws we asked for.

    My own solution to this, smaller government, less taxes, and less laws (but laws that are enforced). Unfortunately about half our country doesn’t want to change . Some have even doubled down on their stupidity by voting for communists like Syriza. Even GD are socialists economically speaking. (rant about capitalism, business and banks just as much as the communists)

    I’m sad to say there Very few Greeks are pro-business and aren’t blaming the government for all their personal economic ills. How can someone help themselves if they are irrationally against the very businesses that feed us?

  4. Smaller government, lower taxes, less labour laws would be the right step but it has taken a painfully long time for the coalition to take note that simply stimulating the economy will generate results. By their delays they have disenfranchised a large part of the population that now look at government as detestable adversaries to be mocked and the crux for all the nation’s ills deservingly or otherwise. Many pro-business Greeks want the return of the drachma and greater self-determination, but that isn’t going to happen overnight. We have to learn the hard way and therefore must go through a period of reconciliation and realization for our misjudgments and that our government and we are responsible for our plight. Sadly it will take a bit longer before this EU/EZ academic experiment in fiscal austerity is over and done with.

  5. Who cares..Good luck to them and let them have the problems associated with driving a ferrari in greece..Its a car …with 4 wheels..