Ferrari was the featured marque at the 1994 and 2004 Monterey Historic Races, i.e. every ten years, making it logical to assume that Ferrari would be featured at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. That doesn’t appear to be the case, as the Pacific Region for the Ferrari Club of America confirmed it will host the 2015 Ferrari Club of America (FCA) International Meet. The FCA organization’s 52nd anniversary event will coincide with and immediately follow the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during Monterey’s Classic Car Week, August 16-20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California. Themed “The Cars of Monterey,” the club event will honor the legendary road races of Laguna Seca and Pebble Beach circa 1950s and 1960s.
“The annual Pebble Beach week is a haven for Ferrari owners and enthusiasts alike,” said Thomas Quigg, regional director for the FCA Pacific Region. “And with the West Coast home to so many of the historic and iconic wining Ferrari race cars, we expect our Concours to be full of nostalgia and passion, along with a few surprises.”
Quigg anticipates that should the Ferrari brand become the featured 2015 marque for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca in 2015, it makes perfect sense to further the Ferrari celebration and hold the 2015 international meet in the same geographic location.
The organization has already reached out to current owners and collectors to ensure the presence of several Ferrari racing treasures, and anticipates exhibiting winning race roadsters such as the 1953 250MM of Phil Hill, the 1951 166 MM of Jim Kimberly, and the 1954 340 MM of Sterling Edwards. FCA expects that more than 600 Ferrari entrants will participate in the 2015 International Meet.
For more information, visit www.ferraripacific.org.
[Source: FCA; photo: Dennis Gray]