PRANCING IN PASADENA
Scenes from the 4th Concorso Ferrari
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Published on Thu, May 10, 2012
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
The Ferrari Club of America – Southwest Region (FCA-SW) hosted the Concorso Ferrari event, held for the 4th consecutive year in Old Pasadena, on May 6, 2012. The event was open to Ferrari owners and fans of the Prancing Horse and showcased 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. “The Concorso Ferrari event in May included a collection of fine vehicles valued at more than $100 million and was our first opportunity to share such beauty and heritage with the general public this year.”
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. 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).
About the 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