70 historic, iconic and championship-winning Ferrari cars thrilled crowds with a special parade of cars tackling the famed hillclimb circuit, before coming together on the Lawn of Goodwood House to create a unique and spectacular ‘Ferrari Moment’.
The parade was led by the first car to wear the Ferrari badge, the 1947 Ferrari 125 S, and Maranello’s latest model, the very limited edition LaFerrari Aperta, which is the star of the company’s anniversary celebrations. Multiple championship-winning single seaters and endurance racers from the Scuderia Ferrari’s illustrious racing history joined the two iconic cars to create an incredible display at the very heart of the Festival of Speed.
These cars were driven by motorsport legends Derek Bell, Jackie Stewart and Dario Franchitti, as well as Marc Gene (Scuderia Ferrari F1), Alessandro Pier Guidi (FIA World Endurance), Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta (Ferrari GT). Ferrari’s XX programme cars, the FXX and FXX K were driven by Factory GT Drivers Sam Bird and James Calado, while the 599 XX was piloted by ex-Scuderia Ferrari driver, René Arnoux.
After its starring role at the Festival of Speed, the LaFerrari Aperta will be travelling around the Official Ferrari Dealer Network throughout July and into August, where fans will be able to see this exclusive car as part of an exciting display of Ferrari cars which will showcase the incredible heritage, design and racing history of 70 years of the world’s most powerful and recognisable automotive brand.
Ferrari Fans are encouraged to share their images of the parades and car displays by using the following social media tags for a chance of their images being included in a collage of Ferrari 70th Anniversary images at the end of the year:
#Ferrari70 #WorldTour #Location (e.g. #Lyndhurst or #Exeter)
5th July Meridien Modena, Lyndhurst
14:00-16:30 Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT
9th July Carrs, Exeter
13:00-16:00 Plymouth Hoe, Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2PJ
11th July Dick Lovett, Swindon
09:00-10:00 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PS
15th July Maranello Sales, Egham
12:00-14:00 The Long Walk, Windsor
20th July HR Owen Sports Cars, Kensington
11:00-13:00 Surprise location in Central London – to be announced
22nd July Lancasters, Colchester
14:00-16:00 Bond Street, Chelmsford, CM2 6JJ
25th July Graypaul, Nottingham
14:30-17:30 Belvoir Castle, Grantham, NG32 1PE
19:15 Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND
28th July Graypaul, Birmingham
12:30-16:00 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB
1st August Stratstone, Manchester
14:00-16:00 Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY
4th August JCT600 Brooklands, Leeds
13:00-17:00 Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Leeds, LS8 2HH
8th August Graypaul, Edinburgh
14:00-18:00 Holyrood Palace
Broad Pavement Car Park, Queens Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG
12th August Charles Hurst, Belfast
14:30-16:00 The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Cultra, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, BT18 0EU
16:30-17:00 Titanic Slipways, Titanic Quarter
1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP
17:30-18:30 Hillsborough Castle
The Square, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6AG
The final event on the LaFerrari Aperta’s UK Tour will be Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone, from 22-24 September, where the car will once again lead a parade of iconic and historic Ferrari cars around the British GP circuit. Ferrari Racing Days is the UK round of the Ferrari Challenge European Series, in which the 458 Challenge makes its final appearance alongside the 488 Challenge which will run solus in the Ferrari Challenge in 2018.
Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division will also be running a number of sessions for F1 Clienti and XX Programme cars, including a number of important race-winning F1 cars from several different decades of Ferrari’s racing past. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/ferrari-racing-days/.