The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 2011 will be held January 18-23 at the Breakers Resort Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011, 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 Palm Beach International Raceway on Thursday and Friday, January 20 & 21. Over 120 competition Ferraris revive memories of past and present glory, as their owners drive these historic machines again in a race course setting.
The second major event is the Tour of Palm Beach on Thursday, January 20. 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 Mar-a-Lago, Ocean Ridge and The Chesterfield Hotel, with a destination at Jet Aviation at Palm Beach International Airport for the 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 22. 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 the 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 presented at the charity brunch in the Ballroom. In addition, the Classic has hosted the U.S. public presentation of all new Ferrari automobiles for the past nineteen years.
The evenings are included in the festivities, with a host of receptions taking place for the Classic’s guests and participants, including the Wednesday Artists’ Preview at the Breakers, the Thursday Jet Reception at Jet Aviation, the Friday Yacht Hop at the Rybovich Yacht Club and the Saturday Awards Gala Dinner at the Breakers.
The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic XX is hosted by authoritative and respected Cavallino Magazine, The Journal of Ferrari History. Benefiting from the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 2011 are several important charities: the Children’s Wish Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, Best Buddies, the American Council of the Blind Scholarship Fund and the Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
For more information, visit www.cavallino.com.
[Source: Cavallino; photo credit: Ferrari SpA]