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Double Podium for Ferrari at Sebring

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Double Podium for Ferrari at Sebring

Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring saw a trio of Ferrari 458 Italias build on Ferrari’s legacy of success at the famed endurance classic. GT-Le Mans. Narrowly missing on the team’s fourth victory at Sebring was the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari, shared by former Scuderia Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella, Pierre Kaffer, and Andrea Bertolini, stayed in contention for the GT-LeMans victory throughout a long day of close competition in which seven cars battled on the lead lap throughout most of the race. Kaffer guided...

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2015 Blancpain GT Series Most Competitive Yet

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

2015 Blancpain GT Series Most Competitive Yet

In the Blancpain Endurance Series, no fewer than 56 cars are heading for the first race in Monza, on April 12th, with 16 of them being Ferrari GT3s. The PRO-AM Cup of the Blancpain Endurance Series can count on an excellent variety of GT3 cars among the 22 entered for the 2015 season. Scuderia Villorba Corse will do their utmost to defend their title, but they are not the only ones to put their trust in the redoubtable Ferrari 458 Italia. No fewer than nine 458s will grace the Pro-Am Cup grids this year. After being absent for most of 2014,...

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Wide Variety of Ferraris at Amelia Island 2015

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Wide Variety of Ferraris at Amelia Island 2015

Held on March 15, 2015, the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance saw an impressive display of automobiles covering a wide range of makes and models. Sir Stirling Moss was honored for the second time, becoming the first 2-time honoree, and a number of his former mounts were in attendance including the ‘722’ Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, W196, Ferrari 290 MM (s/n 0628), 250 TR61 (s/n 0794 TR), 250 GT Speciale (s/n 2643 GT) and 250 GTO (s/n 3505 GT) among others. In total, 28 Ferraris were displayed on the lawn. Some of the highlights included...

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12 Hours of Sebring: Familiar Ferrari Battleground

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

12 Hours of Sebring: Familiar Ferrari Battleground

Ferrari has enjoyed unparalleled success on the bumpy airways of Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. The world-famous twelve hour race saw a Ferrari visit victory lane for the first time in 1953, with 32 additional overall and class victories coming in the years since. Some of Ferrari’s most famous models, such as the 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GTO, 250LM, 512, and 333SP have represented Maranello in Sebring’s victory lane. Three Ferrari 458 Italias will seek to put Ferrari back in victory lane at this weekend’s Twelve Hours of...

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The 290 MM Wins at Amelia Island

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

The 290 MM Wins at Amelia Island

A triumphant debut for the car restored by the Classiche department in 2014 The Ferrari 290 MM restored by the Classiche Department at the end of last year has made a triumphant return to competition, winning “The Chairman’s Choice Trophy for the Car Found Most Appealing by the Chairman” at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Significantly, final approval for the award came from Honorary Chairman Sir Stirling Moss who himself won two races for the Temple Buell team in the 290 MM at the fourth Bahamas Speed Week in Nassau in 1957. Born the...

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Gooding at Amelia Sees Ferraris Strong

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Gooding at Amelia Sees Ferraris Strong

Held March 13, 2015 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Gooding & Company’s auction achieved $11.7 million in Ferrari sales, with all 14 of 15 (93%) Ferraris offered finding new homes. The most expensive sale of the day belonged to the unrestored 275 GTB/4, s/n 09489, which sold for $3,300,000 (all prices include premium). Gooding had three additional Ferraris break the $1 million mark, including a white 250 GT PF Cabriolet Series 2, s/n 2489 GT, at $2,090,000, an F40, s/n 88374, at $1,622,500, which set a new record for that model, and...

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United SportsCar Championship: Headed to Sebring

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

United SportsCar Championship: Headed to Sebring

The 12 Hours of Sebring takes place this weekend, as the second round of the United SportsCar Championship and the North American Endurance Cup. The Sebring circuit, in Florida, is one of the temples of world motorsport, as well one of the tracks that means the most to Ferrari, which over the 62 editions of the race has taken 32 wins in total, 12 of them outright. The early wins. The first race run over a 12 hour period dates back to 1952. The first win came the following year, when Edward P. Lunken and Charles Hassan triumphed in the up to 2...

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Ferrari’s Chairman Looks to the Future

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Ferrari’s Chairman Looks to the Future

From Reuters: Fiat Chrysler mulling Netherlands holding for Ferrari The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday, March 3, at the Geneva Motor Show, that the group was considering creating a Netherlands-based holding controlling its luxury unit Ferrari, which Fiat is spinning off this year. Sergio Marchionne said the group was also considering setting up a loyalty share scheme for Ferrari similar to the one created for Fiat-Chrysler. “Ferrari will continue to make cars in Italy, generate profits in this country and pay...

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Ferraris Set Records at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Auction

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Ferraris Set Records at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Auction

Held March 14, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Resort Amelia Island, Florida, RM Sotheby’s auction achieved $16.2 million in Ferrari sales, with all 12 (100%) Ferraris offered finding new homes. The most expensive sale of the weekend across all auction houses belonged to RM when they sold 400 Superamerica Cabriolet, s/n 1945 SA, for $6,380,000 (all prices include premium). RM had three Ferraris break the $1 million mark, including a black Daytona Spyder, s/n 15417, at $3,300,000 and a 212 Inter Vignale, s/n 0287 EU, which sold post-sale at...

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Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Sepang

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Sepang

The first round of the Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge ended Sunday at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia under scorching hot weather conditions. The 21 drivers in the field once again showcased pure driving exhilaration during Race 2 with interesting overtaking maneuvers and fierce battle. Following his win yesterday, polesitter Steve Wyatt from Australia once again stood proudly on top of the podium steps, winning first overall and in his Trofeo Pirelli class. He beat his nearest competitor by 13.62 seconds. In second position was...

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