Herts Ferrari Christmas Party Saturday 16th December 2017 - Hanbury Hall, Herts (7pm)
Lord March's Festival of Speed "Garden Party" has now far out grown that Moniker, 24 years ago at the first event a handful of expected spectators turned into 25,000 on the day, and now the event which spans four days (Thursday through to Sunday) welcomes more than 300,000 fans and guests. The event is about far more than just racing with every current supercar making a run up the hill and manufacturers stands sometimes 4 storeys high selling new cars. The status of the event is such that Porsche chose it as the location to launch its highly anticipated GT2 RS sports car and Jaguar using it as the debut for its new super saloon the "Project 8".
Of course in this momentous 70th birthday year for Ferrari there was a heavy emphasis on the cars from Maranello and DK were as always keen to support this fantastic event by locating some of the greatest Ferraris for display and for action up the hill. Resultantly the Cartier "Style et Luxe" concours lawn had enough wonderful Ferraris to rival even the most prestigious Concours D'Elegance (healthy to see a good number of older DK restorations picking up honours!). The paddock meanwhile was hardly missing a signal significant racing sports or GT Ferrari, from 166 Barchetta to the works 488 GT2 fresh from Le Mans just days prior.
DK attended the event with a 250 LM, and the ex Ecurie Francorchamps Daytona Competition, which was the last of 15 factory cars built and ran at Le Mans in 1973 wearing the exact same livery as it does today. This is the first time the car had attended the event. A wonderful Ferrari Enzo was provided by ourselves for the Concours lawn whilst the unique 750 Monza was a star amongst the race cars. This was the first time the car had been seen in public in Britain having recently been sold by DK to the current custodians. The car which was driven by DK's Acquisition Consultant, Harvey Stanley and the new owners was only beaten to the title of loudest car by DK's Competition Daytona which was driven by James and Jeremy Cottingham.