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French GT Championship: Ferrari Ends Season with a Win and Title

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

French GT Championship: Ferrari Ends Season with a Win and Title

The French GT Championship ended today at the Paul Ricard circuit, with two prizes for Ferrari runners; a race win and a title. The latter is the one for teams and it went to Sofrev ASP, while in the final race of the series, the 458 GT3 took a one-two. Saturday. Saturday had seen the win go to the Porsche entered by Imsa Performance Matmut for Raymond Narac and Nicolas Armindo, who were crowned champions today. They were joined on the podium by two Ferrari crews, the Sport Garage crew of Philippe Giacque and Morgan Moullin-Traffort. In the...

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Half a Century Since Surtees’ Great Achievement

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Half a Century Since Surtees’ Great Achievement

50 years ago on October 25th, John Surtees and Scuderia Ferrari made motorsport history in style, taking both world championship titles, after chasing down the top teams of the day, Lotus who had won the title in 1963 with Jim Clark and BRM who had taken both titles two years earlier, courtesy of Graham Hill. An incredible finale. After a very difficult start to the season, Surtees and the Ferrari 158 made up ground on Hill and Clark and so, by the time of the last round, the Mexican Grand Prix on 25th October, the three men were in the...

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Ferrari 458 Speciale Wins Autocar’s “Britain Best Driver”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Ferrari 458 Speciale Wins Autocar’s “Britain Best Driver”

Ferrari’s 458 Speciale has come out on top in an annual group test run by Autocar, one of the most important motoring magazines in the world, to find “Britain’s Best Driver Car.” This essentially means it’s the best car as far as the demanding palates of drivers in the UK are concerned, a country that has always appreciated fine automobilies. Maranello’s V8 won over the eight judges with its amazing performance, setting the fastest lap time at Castle Combe circuit, beating a McLaren 650S and a Porsche 911 GT3, combined with the thrills it...

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Zoute GP Rally & Concours Presents Classic Ferraris

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Zoute GP Rally & Concours Presents Classic Ferraris

The fifth edition of the Zoute Grand Prix was held once again in the Belgian seaside town of Knokke during mid October. With 4 days of events to enjoy for drivers and the public, each year it continues to grow in popularity. Displays of top marques such as Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and McLaren can be seen all around the city center and boulevard. Friday October 10th kicked off the start of a 2 day rally for classic cars that finished at the Knokke boulevard on Saturday, as well as the Bonhams Zoute Sale in the evening. No less than 150...

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The Ferrari Hotel

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

The Ferrari Hotel

It is the afternoon before the start of the 1956 Mille Miglia and the Ferrari team is gathering after scrutineering at the Marzotto brothers’ hotel in Manerbio along the Mille Miglia route between Cremona and Brescia. From the hotel’s roof the pattern of the stone yard is almost mesmerizing. Just returning to the hotel is Juan Manuel Fangio in his 290MM (n. 600) with its blue and yellow nose in the Argentinean racing colors. Approaching his World Champion driver wearing a long overcoat and fedora hat is Commendatore Enzo Ferrari. Fangio, who...

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European Le Mans: Ferrari Triumphs in Portugal

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

European Le Mans: Ferrari Triumphs in Portugal

The last of this year’s five European Le Mans Series races was held today at Portugal’s Estoril circuit. In the LMGTE Class, Ferrari made a clean sweep of the podium places at this the final round. First was the SMP Racing Ferrari 458 driven by Bertolini/Shaitar/Zlobin, followed by the sister car entered by AF Corse for Cioci/Lyons/Perazzini. Third was the Sofrev-ASP team’s Ferrarei, in the hands of Barthez/Pons/Ayari. Overall winner of the four hour race was the Nissan powered Oreca run by Sebastien Loeb Racing in the LMP2 class.  ...

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A Legendary Car

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

A Legendary Car

Fangio, Castellotti, De Portago, Von Trips, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss. Motor racing legends that shared not just races, victories and marques, but also a specific Ferrari, the 290 MM. We’re not talking about a model but an actual individual car – engine, bodywork and chassis number – which a few months back arrived at the Ferrari Classiche department for restoration. On this car, born as 860 Monza , Enzo Ferrari decided to swap the latter’s 4-cylinder engine with a 12-cylinder, creating the 290 MM. In its first two years, it was driven by an...

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FIW WEC: A Ferrari One-Two

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

FIW WEC: A Ferrari One-Two

The Ferraris which are involved in the championship battle pulled off an outstanding one-two. In the LMGTE Pro category the win was a team affair; the title leaders from the AF Corse team “Gimmi” Bruni and Toni Vilander plus their team-mates Davide Rigon and James Calado ended their race in first and second places respectively, ahead of the Aston Martin of the trio made up of Macdowall, O’Young and Ress.   Source: Ferrari...

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1954 – 2014: 60 Years of Ferrari in The USA

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Events, Featured, News | Comments Off

1954 – 2014: 60 Years of Ferrari in The USA

159/166 Inter Spider – Dark Red – 010 I 166 MM Touring Barchetta – Red – 0002 M 166 MM Touring Barchetta – Dark Red-White Band – 0008 M 212 Inter Vignale Berlinetta – Dark Blue Met’-Green Met’ – 0092 E 340 America Ghia Coupe – Dark Blue – 0148 A 250 S Vignale Berlinetta – Red – 0156 ET 212 Inter Vignale Coupe – Blue-Grey – 0161 EL 340 Mexico Vignale Coupe – Red-White – 0222 AT 342 America Cabriolet – Silver – 0248 AL 212 Touring...

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1,000 Ferraris in Beverly Hills

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Events, Featured, News | Comments Off

1,000 Ferraris in Beverly Hills

Following Saturday night’s black-tie gala at Beverly Hills City Hall, Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations culminated in California with a historic display on Rodeo Drive of 60 of the most iconic Prancing Horses ever assembled. “Race Through The Decades: 1954-2014” brought a record-breaking 1,000 Ferraris and proud Ferraristi to the streets of Beverly Hills, making this one of the largest gatherings of Prancing Horses in history. Highlights of the Ferraris on display included Hollywood icons such as the Ferrari 308 GTS (“Magnum, P.I.”),...

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