Pebble Beach Welcome’s Visitors to CASA FERRARI
- Ferrari’s 70th Anni celebration at Pebble Beach this year means the event is wheel to wheel Italian Stallions.
At the Casa Ferrari on the Pebble Beach Concours grounds, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has assembled it prize line up for the anniversary display Sunday, 20 August on the Golf links for its Key North American celebration.
“This will be an historic celebration of Ferrari, bringing its seventy years of engineering, style and passion to life for our clients, collectors and fans during the incomparable Pebble Beach Automotive Week,” said Edwin Fenech, President & CEO, Ferrari North America.
On the fairway 4 classes of Ferraris will compete for prizes, where special classes for Ferrari Major Race Winners and Ferrari One-Off Speciales will be featured.
Ferraris will also line the 1st fairway of the famed course, where Ferrari North America will simultaneously be hosting the Ferrari 70th Anniversary Concours.
Throughout Monterey Classic Car Week, Ferrari has made its home at Fairway One at the Lodge fronting the 1st fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Pebble Beach Automotive Week events are being held there beginning Thursday, 17 August.
Cars for the Ferrari 70th Anniversary Concours were driven onto the 1st fairway Saturday, 19 August and was open to the public.
“Pebble Beach has a long and very strong relationship with Ferrari, particularly when you note the Ferraris and Ferrari drivers that made their mark here at the Pebble Beach Road Races in the early 1950s,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Our history together is almost as old as Ferrari itself, and we are proud that we continue to make history together.”
The 1st Ferrari imported into the United States, a 166 MM Touring Barchetta (s/n 0002M) made its way to California in September 1948.
The Pebble Beach Road Races and Concours d’Elegance began in Y 1950, and by the following year Ferraris gained recognition here: another 166 MM (s/n 0010M) driven by James Kimberly, the sportsman heir to Kimberly-Clark, appeared at that Concours, then placed 6th in the preliminary Del Monte Handicap and climbed to 3rd in the premier Pebble Beach Cup race before crashing.
In Y 1952, a Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta (s/n 0078E) driven by Arnold Stubbs placed 2nd in the premier race.
Enzo Ferrari’s Scuderia was in its infancy then, but served notice that quick and nimble cars could compete against the powerhouses of the day.
Thereafter, Ferraris won every Pebble Beach Road Race, ultimately recording 4 Top finishes in the 7 events, with drivers Carroll Shelby and Phil Hill, who went on to post a World Championship for the marque in Y 1961.
The Pebble Beach Concours hosted its 1st full class of Ferraris in Y 1973.
The following year, Ferraris filled 2 classes and a new trophy was awarded to the best Ferrari shown on the lawn, and Ferrari has been of ongoing focus since that time.
In recent years we have seen the 1st class of preservation Ferraris as well as gatherings of Ferrari 250 GTO and Testa Rossa models.
The 1st postwar car to win the show’s Top award since the late 1960’s was Jon Shirley’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe (s/n 0402 AM) in Y 2014.
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