Founded in 1968, the Club Ferrari France is one of the oldest in the world. In 2008 the Club celebrated its 40th anniversary under the slogan: ” 40 ans de Passion”, which describes the Club Ferrari France in the best manner possible. The Club has a long history of organising both track events and tourism all over France and Europe.Mehr lesen
For many years, the Club welcomed an exceptional number of cars to its meetings with everything from 250 GTOs to P4 to 512 S and M showing up on a regular basis and coming from some of the most renowned collections in France. In more recent years the historic racing cars have been replaced with the F40, Challenge cars and the more modern Ferraris that perform so well on the race track. Tradition has allowed for spectacular anniversaries (the 20th and 25th held at the Mas du Clos, the 25th, 30th and 40th held at Dijon-Prenois) and the participation of many illustrious Frenchmen who are Ferraristi, such as the late Maurice Trintignant, Jean-Claude Andruet, Jean Alesi, René Arnoux to name but a few.
Today the Club has some 430 members and organises approximately 8 outings per year.In 2006, the Club was elected “Best Club in the World” by the Ferrari Factory, an award that we are most proud of. In 2008, the Club was the best represented Club at the Ferrari Owners’ Days at Spa Francorchamps with more than twice the number of participants of any other Club present, which is a real testimony to La Passion that we have. In 2009, it has created a Section “Classiche” in order to incite the older Ferraris to join outings more often.
2008 marked our 40th anniversary that was celebrated all year long under the slogan of “40 ans de Passion”, a true expression of what the spirit of the Club is all about. This spirit that is based on true human values, on friendship and on the pleasure of sharing a true passion was never so true as when we all gathered at the mythic Dijon-Prenois circuit in september to celebrate.
Over 170 Ferraris came. From a 212 Export to the latest 612 one-to-one but including 250 SWB, 250 California, 275s, Daytonas, 288 GTO, F40, BBLM, 333SP, Challenge cars and so many others that it is impossible to mention. René Arnoux, the Master of Dijon, joined us as did so many who have participated in the life of this Club for the past 40 years.
We now embark on the next page of our history, with but one goal: That our Club remain a simple expression of human values where people from all walks of life can gather to share in their mutual passion. It is also a place from where we look to the less fortunate and are happy to share our passion for La Ferrari with many who might never have had the opportunity to approach a Ferrari other than in their dreams. We communicate our vision to other Clubs, especially those who are geographically close to us, and we are always delighted to welcome their members to our events.
Our mission statement, written 40 years ago, was to promote the work of Enzo Ferrari. As the world changes and as so many aspects of the automobile change too, we live by that creed as we believe that without our past we cannot be who we are today in the same manner that La Ferrari cannot be what it is today without respect for its history. From this point of view, we and all the other Clubs, are the “guardians of the Shrine”.
FOC name: Club Ferrari France
Address: 109 rue Aristide Briand, 92300 Levallois Perret, France
Phone: + 33 674484081
Fax: + 33 142835813
President: Peter Mann
Vice president: Bernard Dalle
Secretary General: Dominique Chaboud-Bernard
Treasurer: Philippe de Potter
Board Members: Lionel Arsena, Marc Chevallier, Thierry Deceris, Alexis Gelez, Rodolphe Deveaux