RM Sotheby's Auction Fort Lauderdale Friday 29th March 2019 to Saturday 30th March 2019 - Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Florida
Masters: Le Castellet Motors Cup Friday 29th March 2019 - Paul Ricard, France
HSCC Saturday 30th March 2019 - Donington Park
Espiritu de Montjuic Friday 5th April 2019 to Monday 8th April 2019 - Barcelona
Goodwood Members' Meeting Saturday 6th April 2019 to Monday 8th April 2019 - Goodwood
Techno Classica Essen Wednesday 10th April 2019 to Monday 15th April 2019 - Essen, Germany
RM Sotheby's Auction Essen Thursday 11th April 2019 - Essen, Germany
VSCC Spring Start Silverstone National Saturday 13th April 2019 to Monday 15th April 2019 - Silverstone
AMOC Racing Saturday 20th April 2019 - Donington Park
Challenge and GT Days Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Thursday 25th April 2019 - Red Bull Ring, Austria
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