The Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races event was held Friday, August 14, 2015 during Monterey Classic Car Week to celebrate the period races held in the 1950s. An all-Ferrari grid, the event honored the 1951 effort of Jim Kimberly in his 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta (s/n 0010M), the first Ferrari to ever race in California. This very car was on site driven by Jon Shirley, in addition to six other open-top Ferraris that raced in the period Pebble Beach Road Races.
Starting at the old start/finish line at 10 a.m., the group of Ferraris raced through a closed portion of the old Pebble Beach Road Race course reliving history and offering spectators the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a remarkable group of cars being run on paved and unpaved sections of the sacred course.
The re-enactment of the period races was a focal point of the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours, with the art on this year’s poster depicting a scene with Kimberly’s 166 Mille Miglia racing through the forest. The environment and wonderful weather made for a dramatic scene and helped make for some stellar photography.
Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races Class entrants included:
- 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, s/n 0010M – Jon Shirley
- 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, s/n 0058M – John McCaw
- 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider, s/n 0228AT – Les Wexner
- 1953 Ferrari 166 MM/53 Vignale Spider, s/n 0342M – Phil Bachman
- 1953 Ferrari 340 MM Vignale Spider, s/n 0350M – Les Wexner
- 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spider Series I, s/n 0438MD – Thomas Peck
- 1955 Ferrari 857S Scaglietti Spider, s/n 0588M – Les Wexner
Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races – Featured Photo Gallery
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