Masters: The Weathertech International Challenge Thursday 18th July 2019 to Monday 22nd July 2019 - Road America, USA
AC Owners' Club International Event Monday 22nd July 2019 to Saturday 27th July 2019 - Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa
Bentley Drivers' Club Silverstone National Saturday 3rd August 2019 - Silverstone
HSCC Croft Nostalgia Saturday 3rd August 2019 to Monday 5th August 2019 - Croft Circuit
Masters: AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix Friday 9th August 2019 to Monday 12th August 2019 - Nurburgring, Germany
Masters: Monterey Pre-Reunion Saturday 10th August 2019 to Monday 12th August 2019 - Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca, USA
The Quail Rally Monday 12th August 2019 to Saturday 17th August 2019 - California
Masters: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Thursday 15th August 2019 to Monday 19th August 2019 - Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca, USA
RM Sotheby's Monterey Auction Friday 16th August 2019 to Sunday 18th August 2019 - Monterey, California
Gooding: Pebble Beach Auction Friday 16th August 2019 to Sunday 18th August 2019 - Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, California
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