THE FERRARIS ARE COMING!
4th Annual Concorso Ferrari and...
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Published on Fri, Apr 27, 2012
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
The Ferrari Club of America – Southwest Region (FCA-SW) will be hosting not one, but two showings this year. The regional club’s annual Concorso Ferrari event will be held for the 4th consecutive year in Old Pasadena on May 6th, and later this fall, FCA-SW’s International Meet will span five days in Palm Springs, October 10-14, 2012. Both events are open to Ferrari owners and fans of the Prancing Horse and each will showcase a minimum of 150 vintage and modern Ferrari vehicles. “With approximately 500 members in our regional club, including enthusiasts that don’t even own a Ferrari, our brand ambassadors are everywhere,” said Marv Landon, Special Events Chair for the FCA Southwest Region. “This year we have the opportunity to host two very special events that are open to both the public and heartfelt fans of the brand, and we’re looking forward to expanding our aficionado base.” While the Concorso is limited to a maximum of 150 vintage and contemporary Ferrari’s on display, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available as well. In 2011, more than 10,000 spectators enjoyed the Concorso Ferrari, who viewed the more than 100 distinctive Ferrari’s shown, including numerous rare 250GT models such as: • Award-winning 1956 250GT Zagato Berlinetta, owned by David and Ginny Sydorick and built by the famed design house of Carrozzeria Zagato – recognized as Concorso Ferrari 2011 “Best of Show,” this unique 250GT has earned multiple show awards worldwide including those for Cortina d’Ampezzo, Campioned’Italia and CorradoMillanta. As a racecar, the vehicle distinguished first-place wins in the 1957 Garessio-San Bernardo Hill climb and 1958 Molino-Cocconato Hill climb, as well as earning a more recent finish within the historic Mille Miglia, where it was driven by its current owner David Sydorick. • 1958 250 GT TDF (Tour de France) which was entered by collectors and co-owners Charles Betz and Fred Peters, and was the first of more than twenty Ferrari’s Peters has owned and restored. The “TDF,” named for the infamous 10-day automobile race, is a dual-purpose car suitable for both road and track • 1958 250 GT Series I Pinin Farina Cabriolet, entered by Peter McCoy and winner of the 2010 Concorso Ferrari “Best of Show” • 1960 250GT Pinin Farina coupe entered by Roger Groves -- a priceless vehicle as it was the original prototype for this model Ferrari • 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, additionally entered by co-owners Charles Betzand Fred Peters -- the epitome of the Ferrari Gran Turismo and the same model type that captured the 1961 GT class of the Constructor's Championship “The Concorso Ferrari event in May includes a collection of fine vehicles valued at more than $100 million and will be our first opportunity to share such beauty and heritage with the general public this year—but we’re especially looking forward to gaining an even broader collection of fine and unique Ferraris for our International Meet in Palm Springs in October,” says Landon. Landon notes that 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO, which will be honored at the FCA-SW-hosted International Meet in October. The 250 GTO has long been regarded as one of the most classic and important Ferraris ever built, with only a mere 39 models produced from 1962-1964, and valued in today’s times in multi-million-dollar figures. Designed to compete in GT racing, the 250 GTO was based on the 250 GT short-wheel-base model and was recently recognized by Motor Trend Classic as first on a list of the "Greatest Ferraris of all time." About Concorso Ferrari Concorso Ferrari began its Pasadena-based tradition in 2008, and is a car show open to the general public. Located in Old Pasadena, California and hosted along three blocks of Colorado Boulevard, the Concoursis limited to 150 vintage and modern-day Ferrari vehicles, on display to more than 10,000 spectators. Awards are presented in 10 separate classes by a panel of 30 Ferrari experts. This year’s ConcorsoFerrari will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10am to 3pm, with free admission to the public on Colorado Blvd., at Fair Oaks Ave., in Old Pasadena. Organized by the Ferrari Club of America-Southwest Region, the Concours is open to all model Ferraris, both vintage and modern, with both judged and non-judged display areas. Ferraris entered from the 1999 model year and prior are eligible for judging that will follow Ferrari Club of America National guidelines IAC/PFA (International Advisory Council for the Preservation of Ferrari Automobiles). For more information and online registration, view www.fca-sw.org. About 2012 FCA International Meet The 2012 Ferrari Club of America International Meet will be presented by the Ferrari Club of America-Southwest Region and will be held October 10-14, 2012 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. This year’s program will honor the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Palm Springs Road Races, with a 5-day event that includes a Concoursd’Elegance; track and rally driving; and an evening awards banquet. Open to members of all Ferrari Clubs worldwide, registration and event information can be found at www.fca2012.org. About Ferrari Club of America and FCA-SW Founded in 1962, the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) is the world’s largest Ferrari membership-based club—drawing nearly 5,000 members within 35 chapters, geographically located in 16 regions throughout the United States and Canada. In 2010, FCA was invited to join Ferrari S.p.A.’s International Council of Ferrari Clubs, providing its members a closer relationship with the factory, North American organization and other Ferrari Owner’s Clubs throughout the world. Ferrari Club of America Southwest Region (FCA-SW) provides membership privileges to Ferrari owners and enthusiasts within the Southern California and Hawaii areas, and encourages anyone who has a passion for Ferraris to join. Members’ benefits include track events, an internationally-recognized Concours d’ Elegance and a variety of social activities. For more information, visit www.fca-sw.org