Cavallino Classic

The 250 LM returns from Palm Beach with 5 New Trophies

The Cavallino Classic 2014 was held January 22-26 at the Breakers Resort Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, this five-day gathering for Ferrari owners and enthusiasts saw participants and their 400 exotic and classic cars attending from the United States and Europe.

The event is five full days of track events, concours and shows. The first event of the gathering was the Cavallino Classic Competition, a two-day track meet at Palm Beach International Raceway. A select field of competition Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis tackled the 11-turn, 2 mile race track, including a pair of Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas (0748TR and 0756TR); a pair of Ferrari 250 GTOs (3705GT and 4757GT); Ferrari 375 MM; Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France; Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta; Ferrari 275 Competizione; Ferrari 512 M; Maserati 250F; Alfa Romeo P3; Alfa Romeo 8C Monza and Bugatti Type 37A; among others.

DK Engineering's James and Jeremy Cottingham attended the weekend and brought along the 250 LM #6045. The first show event is the Jet Aviation Center party, a relaxed evening with some of the finest Ferraris shown aside the jets. Only one prize is awarded on this evening the "People's Choice Award" as voted for by the attendance. The prize was awarded to DK Engineering's James and Jeremy Cottingham who were present in Palm Beach with the 250 LM #6045.

Yet, as always, the high point of the Cavallino Classic is the Concorso d'Eleganza on the front lawn of the Breakers Resort Hotel, on Saturday, January 25, 2014. A field of 150 Ferrari automobiles were judged for originality and elegance, vying for Class Awards and the important Major Cups, along with the Cavallino Cup for Best in Show. This year's event featured the 50th anniversary of the 275 model, with nearly two dozen examples displayed including the class-winning Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione of Preston Henn. The level of the judging at the Breakers is always extremely high and it is a great privilege that the 250 LM was awarded Platinum in the Competition class. The car was also voted by the Judges as the winner of the "La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri" for the finest 12 cylinder Ferrari and the "Ferrari Classiche Cup" awarded by Ferrari for the finest certified car.

The finale for the 2014 Cavallino Classic is 'Classic Sports Sunday' at Mar-a-Lago, this year's Classic Sports Sunday featured Bentley, as a field of 120 automobiles were displayed on the grounds, including American, Italian, French, British and German classics. Best of Show was awarded to the Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster and the People's Choice award again to James and Jeremy Cottingham with the 250 LM.

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