Rallye Monte Carlo Monday 20th January 2020 to Sunday 26th January 2020 - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach Wednesday 22nd January 2020 to Sunday 26th January 2020 - Cavallino Classic
Motor Racing Legends Annual Awards Dinner Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - Royal Automobile Club, London
RM Sotheby’s Auction Paris Wednesday 5th February 2020 - Place Vauban, Paris
Retromobile Wednesday 5th February 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020 - Paris Expo Porte De Versailles, Paris
Bonhams: Les Grandes Marques Du Monde Au Grand Palais Thursday 6th February 2020 - The Grand Palais, Paris
Silverstone Auction - Race Retro Classic & Competition Cars Friday 21st February 2020 to Saturday 22nd February 2020 - Silverstone
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Thursday 5th March 2020 to Sunday 8th March 2020 - The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
Bonhams: The Amelia Island Auction Thursday 5th March 2020 - Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Florida
Gooding: The Amelia Island Auction Friday 6th March 2020 - Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Florida
2019 marked the 28th Cavallino Classic, an annual pilgrimage for the most significant road and race Ferraris from across the globe. Sponsored by Cavallino Magazine, the event was once more held at the historical Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
The five-day gathering saw 400 cars attending and despite the continued downpours, only 8 of 130 cars in the main concours didn’t make it. Cars travelled from 23 countries in total, as far as Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong.
Kicking off the event was the two-day track meeting at Palm Beach International Raceway. Ferarris, Bugattis, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos battled it out on the 11-turn circuit.
Whilst the special feature this year was in celebration of the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, the event welcomed many notable Ferraris including several other notable 250 series cars including Californias, Testa Rossas and a Tour de France. Best of Show was awarded to a 1958 335S, others awarded included a 1958 250 Testa Rossa and a one-off 1965 275 GTB Speciale, originally built for Battista Pininfarina.
James Cottingham attended the event on behalf of DK, taking with him our Ferrari 166MM #0146E/0346M, the last 166 completed and the only example to wear a Pininfarina body. Fresh from its Classiche Red Book Certification at the factory, the car was flown to Florida – close to where it was found by ourselves in 2005 ahead of our restoration. The Cavallino Classic marked the first public outing for the car in five years; and the first time in the USA since that restoration was completed. It was extremely well received scoring exceptionally well given the age of its DK restoration. The car is now being offered for sale exclusively at DK Engineering.
Images with thanks to Barchetta.cc/Anamera.com/Peter Singhof