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Finali Mondiali: A Great End with the Ferrari Show

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Finali Mondiali: A Great End with the Ferrari Show

This week’s Finali Mondiali, held for the first time outside Europe, in Abu Dhabi, ended with a day of exciting racing and a demonstration featuring everything that’s best about the world of Ferrari. The first thrills of the day came courtesy of the two Ferrari Challenge races to allocate the three world titles in Coppa Shell, Pirelli Pro and Pirelli Am. These went to Massimiliano Bianchi, Max Blancardi and Ricardo Perez respectively. Then, as the sun was setting, over 200 Ferraris from different eras swarmed onto the track, parading around...

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A Forgotten Treasure Found in France

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

A Forgotten Treasure Found in France

The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying dormant, the Baillon collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February 2015, in Paris. These motor cars have been tucked away in a property in the West of France, under makeshift corrugated iron shelters and in various outbuildings. Matthieu Lamoure, Managing...

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Finali Mondiali: “Together Again for a Repeat Win.”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Finali Mondiali: “Together Again for a Repeat Win.”

Gimmi Bruni and Toni Vilander were two of the stars of Ferrari’s motor sport year. The Italian and the Finn took the GTE Pro category title in the World Endurance Championship. Today, they were out on track in their 458 Italia, which they drove to give Ferrari the Constructors’ title and AF Corse the teams’ one. Before putting on a show alongside their team-mates Davide Rigon and James Calado at the Yas Marina circuit, the champions spoke to the press about their triumphant 2014 season and their prospects for next year. “Our aim is to...

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60th FNA Anniversary Recap in Cavallino 204…

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

60th FNA Anniversary Recap in Cavallino 204…

From your hardworking staff: “It was a stunning weekend, a tribute to the fact that when corporate Ferrari puts their mind to it, they can throw one hell of a party! The sheer ambition of the event took one’s breath away – 60 vintage Ferraris on Rodeo Drive, 1000 later model Ferraris on nearby streets, a display and charity auction of the new 458 Aperta A, the unveiling of the F60 America, a black-tie banquet at the Beverly Hills Town Hall (with entertainment and fireworks), a dinner at the Petersen Museum (sponsored by Hublot), a...

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Marc Gené Thrilled to Drive Gilles Villeneuve’s Car

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Marc Gené Thrilled to Drive Gilles Villeneuve’s Car

The Finali Mondiali is all about racing, incredible cars, exceptional owners and great champions from the world of motor sport. Today in Abu Dhabi, the names of two Ferrari men who are much loved by the fans were brought together in an exciting spectacle. Marc Gené got the chance to drive Gilles Villeneuve’s 312 T5 as part of the Formula 1 Clienti section of the event. The car belongs to TK Mak from Hong Kong, who particularly wanted Marc to drive it, the Spaniard having been on the books at Ferrari for ten years now and is now one of the...

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TopGear Magazine Honors Ferrari

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

TopGear Magazine Honors Ferrari

Three accolades for Maranello in Awards Issue Ferrari has taken an impressive three plaudits in this year’s special Awards Issue of the authoritative BBC TopGear Magazine, bringing its total tally to 16 over 12 years. The 458 Speciale A, which is the Prancing Horse’s most powerful ever spider, was named “Convertible of the Year”. Commenting on the latest addition to the Ferrari range presented at the 2014 Paris Show, the magazine declared: “It’s singular and superb and utterly magnificent. It’s easily TopGear magazine’s Cabriolet of the Year....

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The First Sergio Arrives in the UAE

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

The First Sergio Arrives in the UAE

Just six of this limited edition roadster are being built. The first Ferrari Sergio has arrived in the United Arab Emirates. It has been delivered today to its new owner, the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in the UAE, at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, where the Finali Mondiali Ferrari are being staged and which is home to the Ferrari World theme park. Designed by Pininfarina, just six of this incredibly limited edition roadster are being built. The car was created to celebrate the spirit and core values of the historic Cambiano company in the 60th...

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Finali Mondiali: Ferrari Challenge North America and Asia Pacific

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Finali Mondiali: Ferrari Challenge North America and Asia Pacific

It was a day of doubles in the Ferrari Challenge North America and the Asia Pacific series, which ended today at the Yas Marina circuit. The North American Trofeo Pirelli series was dominated this year by Mexico’s Ricardo Perez and today he was the clear winner ahead of Henrik Hedman and Marc Muzzo. The Coppa Shell produced the only winner who hadn’t already taken a win yesterday: Canada’s Robert Herjavec actually won ahead of the pair that had been dominant this year, Chris Ruud and the American Darren Crystal. In the Asia Pacific series the...

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A French F40 LM Meant to Race…

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

A French F40 LM Meant to Race…

The F40 was so good, everyone wanted to race them. And so the F40 LM was born. From the authoritative text by historian Keith Bluemel: “From the chassis number, s/n 74045, it can be seen that it was not a regular series production car, whose chassis number range spans s/n’s 76624 to 95317, but one of the prototype models of the F40 series. It was actually prototype number 2, and initially used for “Esperienze Prove Strada” (road test experience), then used as a show car in the USA, and later sold to a Swiss client, René Herzog. “It was most...

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Ferrari Challenge North America and APAC: Party for Five

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Ferrari Challenge North America and APAC: Party for Five

Four winners but it was a party for five in the penultimate round of this season’s Ferrari Challenge North America and APAC. In fact, in this category, there was only one title left to be decided, the Pirelli Pro APAC and it went in favour of Philippe Prette, the Hong Kong driver who managed to bring home enough points to put the title out of reach of Australia’s Steve Wyatt. The race win went to Max Blancardi, who finished ahead of the aforementioned Prette and Angelo Negro. In the Coppa Shell, there was a surprise win for the Lebanese...

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