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Ferrari Fan DC Metro Area’s Calendar of Special Events 2008–NEW!!!

Where\'s Waldo? He might just be at this Ferrari of Washington Party (2008).


Special Events excerpts from La Strada Maestra, the High Group Newsletter from Ferrari of Washington. Baltimore and Washington DC Ferrari Owners are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you bleed Ferrari Scuderia red, then this is the right page for you. Special thanks to Editor Neil Stylinski for getting all this information out for everyone to know about and review! Keep it coming, Neil. We’ll look forward to seeing you at many of these events, too.


Hampton Roads Auto Show, Jan 11-13 Virginia Beach Convention Center. Look for great Ferrari Maserati of Washington cars on display.

North American International Auto Show, Jan 19-27 Ferrari has hinted it will excite with something new at Detroit. Look for a twist from Maserati and Lamborghini as well.

Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, Jan 22-27 See hundreds of Ferraris at this six-day celebration of the marque. Activities kick off with private testing and then track days at Moroso Motorsports Park, followed by the Galleria d’Arte, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Concorso and other events through the weekend. This year the 250 GT LWB TDF and 365 GTB/4 Daytona are featured. A new event called Classic Sports Sunday will be held on the final day. It will feature sports and race cars of any manufacture. Organizers expect about 150 will be on exhibit at the event.

The Washington Auto Show, Jan 23-27 More than 700 new vehicles, including our own, at the DC Convention Center. Come out and support Ferrari of Washington, Maserati of Baltimore, and Lamborghini Washington at our dealer group booths.


Baltimore Auto Show (Motor Trend International), Feb 7-10 Stop by our display held in conjunction with Jack Davis at the new Maserati of Baltimore at the Baltimore Convention Center. Don’t forget to stop by the duPont Registry booth to visit “M.O.B. Exotics”. Jack, and expert in highline automotive trading, will be offering the highest quality pre-owned Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamboghinis nationally and internationally, and his friends over at duPont are eager to have a few pristine exotic cars from us on display.

MAR-FCA Enzo Ferrari Birthday Party, Feb 17, Noon to 4pm Celebrate il Papa’s 110th at C. J. Ferrari’s Restaurant in Laurel MD. Famous for white pizzas, this eatery also features great appetizers, an Italian buffet and bar.


Salon del’Auto Geneva, Mar 6-16 Look for the Alfa 8C spider, a special 612, Maserati-based prototypes and more.

Ferrari Challenge Homestead, Mar 7-9 Ferrari of Washington’s own Allie Ash, Rick Polm and Kevin Reid take the grid at theChallenge season opener in Florida. Scuderia FoW is the only team to have competedin the series every year since its inception. Last year Allie won at Montreal. Scuderia Ferrari of Washington grids seven drivers at the season opener in Florida.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Mar 7-9 See 275 of the finest cars on exhibit by theme at this invitational. Honored this year are the cars of Thomas Flyer and Parnelli Jones. More relaxed but no less discriminating than Pebble, Amelia Island presents a bevy of beautiful cars each year no serious enthusiast should miss.

ALMS Sebring, Mar 15 The American Le Mans Series kicks off its 10th season where it all began, at Sebring. The 56th running of this 12-hour classic goes green at 10:05A.

MAR-FCA Donuts & Drivin’—Burtonsville MD, Mar 16 Do doughnuts (the munchable kind) and dig the scene at Burtonsville Dunkin’ Donuts, where it gets car crazy on Sunday morns. Be there by 9a to soak it up, then cruise the backroads on the way to Roman’s Macaroni Grill for lunch.

F1 Australia, Mar 16, 12:30a on Speed Ferrari laid down the gauntlet by winning the season opener at Melbourne last year. Can Kimi & Company do it again? Take a nap Saturday. Race start is 12:30a.

MAR-FCA Lifts and Lunch Garage Day at Peter Garahan’s, Mar 29 Join the club at Peter’s fabulous “Garage Mahal.” Put your car up on one of his three lifts, do as much (or as little) wrenching as you want, and get advice from the Mid-Atlantic Region’s experts. Or just enjoy lunch and the beautiful grounds and fountains. Hours from 11a to 4p. RSVP by March 20. Fred or Betsy True,


HRAG Raduno Primavera, Apr 6 Tune up the Fiat, polish the Diablo. The all-Italian spring rally is back for the third year running.

MAR/FCA Spring Thaw, Apr 13 This popular event returns to Paolo’s Ristorante in Reston Town Center. Reserved parking from noon on Market St. and by the stunning Mercury fountain—the perfect photo op and schmooze spot. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar around the cars, too. Lunch begins at 1:30p. Great food, door prizes and Ferrari items. $40/person. Space is limited and FCA members have priority. Make check to FCA-MAR and send to Laura Ebert. Must be received by Apr 7.

HRAG Raduno: All-Italian Car Tour, Apr 27 Join us for the third running of the popular all-Italian spring rally. This year the drive starts at The Winery at La Grange in Haymarket VA. The event includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, drinks and mementos. The cost is $30 per person and $5 per car. (Pre-teens eat and ride free.) Registration begins at 8:30a, participants’ meeting is at 9:30a, and the tour starts at 10a. Tour concludes at 2p with lunch and presentations at FoW.

Grand-Am Rolex Series at Virg inia International Rac eway—Apr 27 Watch Ferrari 430s go toe-to-toe with Mazdas, Porsches and Pontiacs in the Bosch Engineering 250 at VIR.


MAR/FCA Central Virginia Vineyard Tour—May 3 Fast Ferraris, fun roads and fine wine. That’s what this Saturday event is all about. Tour gathers in Haymarket VA (just off I-66) for 10a departure. Or meet the group at Keswick Vineyards at 12:30p for lunch, wine tasting and tire kicking. Along the way, you’ll travel some of central Virginia’s most scenic roads. $40 per person buys you lunch, goodie bag and possible prizes. Make check to FCAMAR and send to Bob Vitrikas. Must be received by Apr 25. L/RSVP/$: Bob Vitrikas, 257 Preddy Creek Drive, Barboursville VA 22923;434-990-1236 8

HRAG Tech Day—May 10 We open our shop doors once again to anyone wanting to learn more about his Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini. Baffled by Bluetooth? Wondering about wiper blades? Questions about Classiche? Come on in. Make an appointment to get the one-on-one time you need.

RM Auction Maranello, May 17-18 RM holds its second annual Leggenda e Passione auction in Maranello Italy. On the block will be two 250 California Spyders, one a very early LWB (only 50 made), the other actor James Coburn’s 1961 SWB. With classic lines and V12 power, the California Spyder is rightfully one of the most desirable of all roadgoing Ferraris. The cars are expected to bring as much as $6 million each. Also offered will be the only four-door Ferrari ever built, according to RM. The Pinin was a prototype for the 1980 Turin Motor Show. It was acquired by renowned Ferrari team manager and importer Jacques Swaters. Swaters put together an extensive assemblage of memorabilia over the years. The Ferrari Francorchamps Collection, as it is known, will be offered for the first time at Maranello. If your taste runs more modern, newer Ferraris will be auctioned, too. How about an Enzo, one of 399 built? Plan early. L&P is on the map now, thanks to the TV program of the same name.

New England 1000 Vintage Rally, May 18-23 Begin and end this delightful loop through the Adirondacks and Green and White Mountains at the top-rated Woodstock Inn in Vermont. You’ll travel in good company and high style on this 16th annual event. GT cars mainly from 1975 or earlier are allowed, but you’ll get carte blanche with an “exotic car” of any year. There’s usually a strong Italian contingent that can range from F430 to 275 GTB, from F40 to Ghibli and Islero. Entrance is limited to 50 cars. Can’t make that? In September VR offers the Mountain Mille, a 1,000-miler along the Coal Heritage Trail in Virginia and West Virginia. L/RSVP/$: Laura Ebert, 12954 Centre Park Circle #405, Herndon VA or visit

24th Reading Concours d’Elegance, Reading PA—May 24 This is one of the largest Ferrari gatherings in the country. Set at the verdant Reading Country Club, the concours is judged according to FCA national standards. So expect the best. Includes fine food and drink, music, charity auction, vendors, surprises and more.


FCA-MAR Virginia Grand—June 6-8
Join the club for three days in scenic central Virginia. The tour starts with lunch on Friday in north-central Virginia and proceeds via country roads to Lexington for dinner and overnight (Best Western). Saturday morning, it’s on the road to beautiful Smith Mountain Lake for a luncheon cruise on the mighty side-wheeler Virginia Dare, followed by a scenic drive to Roanoke for dinner and overnight at historic Hotel Roanoke. On Sunday enjoy a breakfast buffet followed by a drive to the Homestead Resort for lunch. l Cost is $410 per couple ($340 for singles). Includes overnight accommodations, luncheon cruise and dinner at the Hotel Roanoke (breakfast Saturday and Sunday are optional). l Limited to 16 cars. Sign-up deadline: May 23. Make checks payable to FCA/MAR. L/RSVP/$: Doug Teague, 7507 Leigh Road, Warrenton VA 20186; 540-349-8768 8

F1 Grand Prix of Canada—June 6-8

HRAG Canadian GP Pot Luck Party—June 8 from Noon
They’ll be grilling burgers at Ferrari of Washington, so bring a dish that goes. Take a test drive, watch the GP and enjoy. This event’s as laid back as a backyard soirée, so bring a friend. Virginia local salespeople and mechanics will be on hand to give Ferrari race shop tours, and they would love to have a few suprise visitors and guest from Baltimore’s M.O.B. Exotics, too.

FCA-MAR Picnic with Ferrari Friends—June 22, Noon to 4pm
Your cars are the stars at this members-only gathering in Waterford VA. Whether it’s an exotic, antique, hot rod, racecar, barn find, old military vehicle or 95-point restoration, if you can drive it or trailer it, bring it. Host John White will provide the brats, BBQ, roast pig, keg beer and soft drinks. RSVP by June 16.
L/RSVP: John White, 540-882-4090 8


Goodwood Festival of Speed—July 11-13
This year celebrates ‘Britain’s love affair with world motorsport.’ That encompasses the Italian, of course. See a Ferrari Dino 246 like the one Mike Hawthorn drove to a world title in 1958, for example. Plus, Scuderia Ferrari and the F1 circus will stop over en route from Silverstone the prior week. Carmakers will also show their latest toys on track. Look for the LP560-4 and GranTurismo S.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix—July 18-20

HRAG Track Day at Summit Point—July 21-22



Viva Italia: Concours D’Elegance–September 28 Visit for more information about the 4th annual all Italian car show to benefit the Children’s Guild in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s festival will be held in the Inner Harbor at Harbor East. Stop by and say hello to Jack Davis from Maserati of Baltimore and the MOB EXOTICS crew–they’ll have some great Ferrari Fan merchandise available and a few car surprises on display, too.




For more information on upcoming Ferrari of Washington special events in the Mid-Atlantic Region being held in conjunction with Maserati of Baltimore, please visit Neil Stylinski’s La Strada Maestra, a masterpiece newsletter of information about highline exotic cars and local DC Metro and Mid-Atlantic region area events (includes information for guests from Virginia, DC, West Virginia, and Maryland Ferrari Owners Club as well as international automotive news and reports on F1 from around the globe). Take the High Road… CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE

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