As promised here is my recap of all things Ferrari from the recent event* in Palm Beach. Welcome to a gleaming sea of shiny red sportscars. Warning: put a napkin down, drooling may occur. The balmy weather was perfect, not to hot, thanks to a pleasant amount of white poofy clouds racing across the skies throughout the weekend.
From vintage racers and one off touring cars to the latest F12 Berlinetta ( I think we saw six), the streets of Palm Beach were well lit with the distinctive tight revved sound of Ferrari engines. Sit back, remember I promised you a double, but out of 575 photos here are just a few to start.
ARRIVALS FXX sound It is alway fun to see what is sitting in the parking lot and what arrives amidst it’s own luxury carrier.
TRACK DAY Each year this event is smaller and smaller. Coincidentally the Ferrari Challenge event at Daytona was also running the same weekend, but this only accounts for modern cars. I’m not sure why the numbers keep dwindling for historic racers, but I was happy to see my favorite TR’s on the track. This is one gorgeous car, so enticing you just want to pet those distinctive sculpted fenders. I put this photo of the Ferrari 250 SWB and 250 GTO on instagram (@TheDecorGirl) with the caption “Conservatively $60 million of fun.”
CONCOURS I don’t even brush my hair before we race downstairs at dawn like children at Christmas to witness the arrivals and placement of cars on the field (refer to picture #1). Remember when I suggested staying at The Breakers is a must do? This is why. You can get on the field, up close and personal before the crowds arrive. In between we go back up and change into appropriate concours attire.
VINTAGE From the coveted spot on the main lawn to the special feature of rare 275 editions these are the I-wish-I-would-have investment cars. MODERN
Gives a whole new meaning to matchy-matchy doesn’t it? Cars from the last 30 years have a special following and are dominated by the men who dress to match their cars.
Just wait, I’ve got a great post coming soon of just how crazed men dress to coordinate with their cars, hilarious. I promise you will laugh your head off unless you are one of those who dons body paint to match your favorite NASCAR team, egads.
ODDITIES or FERRARI-UGLY How about this 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Drogo. It is the result of a bottle of Limoncello and a cocktail napkin – no kidding, this is how the design came about. More on this car at a later date. No matter how many shows one attends it is always fun when you see something you’ve never seen before. I’ll let you decide, cool or Ferrari-ugly?
CLASSIC SPORTS SUNDAY Technically this isn’t a Ferrari only event, other makes are well represented in this fun, but exclusive concours event. Word had it, the event, held at the stunning Mar-A-Lago, was sold out. The field was bursting with many more exquisite automobiles this year. Must have been all those vintage Bentleys… yes I’m partial.
Numerous vintage marques sparkled under the Florida sun, but the Ferraris were out in force. The entire weekend was perfect. Perfect weather, perfect mix of cars and perfect mix of friends new and old.
Can you name these four vintage Ferraris?
Photos: all are by me unless I’m in them which those are taken by the hubby.
*You may notice I’m not mentioning the actual name of the event, because the organizer doesn’t see the value in blogs or social media so I’ll refrain from the plug.