This gathering is a six-day convention for Ferrari owners and enthusiasts, with participants and their 400 Ferraris attending from the U.S. and Europe.
The first major event of the convention is the Florida Trophy, a two-day track meet at the new Palm Beach International Raceway on Thursday and Friday, January 21 & 22. Over 120 competition Ferraris revive memories of days gone by, as their owners let them loose again in a race course setting.
The second major event is the Tour of Palm Beach on Thursday, January 21. Up to 80 vintage and classic Ferraris tour through Palm Beach and along the Atlantic coastal roads. They leave from the Breakers and make stops at the Ritz-Carlton, Mar-a-Lago, and the Chesterfield Hotel, with a destination at Jet Aviation for the exclusive Jet Reception.
The high point of the week is the Concorso d’Eleganza on the front lawn of the Breakers Resort Hotel, on Saturday, January 23. 150 immaculate Ferrari automobiles are judged by leading international experts for originality and elegance, for Class Awards and the important Major Cups, along with the Cavallino Cup for Best in Show.
This exceptional week is crowned with an exclusive Sunday program – the Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago Club, the legendary Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion in old Palm Beach. 120 vintage and classic sporting automobiles from this romantic era are displayed on the lawn and the guests vote for their favorites. Awards are pressented at the charity brunch in the new Ballroom.
The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic XIX is hosted by Cavallino Magazine, the Journal of Ferrari History. Benefiting from the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic are several important charities: the Children’s Wish Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club and the American Council of the Blind Scholarship Fund.
For more information, visit www.cavallino.com.
[Source: Cavallino; photo credit: Mark Blomeke]