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Casa Ferrari debuts at Monterey Car Week
Car collectors from all over the world are heading to California for the year’s most highly anticipated automotive events: Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Last year saw Ferrari triumph when its 1954 375 MM Scaglietti Coupé won the “Best in Show” award. This year Ferrari will once again take center stage with its Casa Ferrari Carmel. Located on the picturesque Route 1 in the stunning Carmel Highlands , Casa Ferrari will have an array of attractions and be open to the public from August 12th to 16th. To crown the week, Ferrari be the protagonist at Pebble Beach as the featured marque on the lawn.
With its white structure, red trim, and terracotta roof Casa Ferrari Carmel will feel instantly familiar to those Ferraristi who have visited Enzo Ferrari’s house on the Fiorano racetrack. It will feature many sights and amenities, including the Piazza, where each day a precious classic Ferrari – certified by Ferrari Classiche – will be exhibited. Legends scheduled to appear on the Piazza include the: 500 Mondial Spyder (1954), formerly owned by Porfiro Rubirosa, whose many romances included Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth; a 250 Monza (1954), one of just four built; the 250 LM, the 1st Place Winner of the 1965 24 Hours of LeMans; the 275 GTB Competizione, which captured third overall in the 1965 24 Hours of LeMans; and the 410 Sport (1955/56), winner “1st in Class” at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The complete range of contemporary Ferraris, including the brand new Ferrari 488 GTB, FF and California T grand tourers, and F12berlinetta will also be displayed. Fans and Ferraristi can pull into the Pit Stop, which offers a full-service gas station. Furthermore, select Ferrari merchandise will be available at the Ferrari General Store and, at the Casa Enzo and Caffé Ferrari visitors will be able to enjoy delightful Italian treats.
Casa Ferrari Carmel, located at 70 CA-1 in Carmel Highlands/Carmel-by-the-Sea, will be open from 9am-6pm from Wednesday, August 12, to Sunday, August 16. Admission is free and open to the public.