Coming Events

These events are long past now.

Palos Verdes Picnic

Our first social event will be a picnic on July 10th, 1994 at the magnificent Palos Verdes Botanical Gardens.

Pack a picnic basket and drive your Ferrari through the rolling hills of the Palos Verdes peninsula. We have arranged for an exclusive parking area for the steeds on the lawn amidst the lush vegetation of the gardens where they will be on display for everyone to enjoy. This is a frequent meeting spot for other car clubs such as Juaguar and it is very nice.

Please arrive around 10:00 am to allow for a leisurely lunch in the Shade Garden which has 4 or 5 round tables and lots of grass for picnic blankets. Tom Brockmiller has generously agreed to provide drinks for everyone.

There will be a $10 per car entry fee which the club will donate to the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation. Passengers in Ferraris get in free. Entry for others to the Gardens is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

What a wonderful opportunity to help the community, meet your fellow members of the Southwest region and enjoy all those beautiful Ferraris. Help make our first social event a raging success - we look forward to seeing you all there!

Please RSVP to Tom Brockmiller so that we can estimate how many cars will be attending.

The Palos Verdes Botanical Gardens is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. in Palos Verdes.

In addition, membership in the Ferrari Club of America has several unique advantages:

  • The quarterly magazine, Prancing Horse, is a high quality, four color publication which provides information about our cars that is not available anywhere else. It is comparable to Cavallino.
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  • Event insurance provides limited medical coverage in addition to the usual general liability protection at all club events.
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  • The Ferrari Club of America is the ONLY club which is recognized by and has the support of the Ferrari factory (through Ferrari North America). There are national and regional events, such as the 348 Challenge and Monterey, which are open only to FCA members.
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  • The FCA is the National Club with active regions throughout the country so no matter where you live or visit there will always be events open to you.
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I hope you will join us by participating in events, coming to meetings and communicating with the organizing committee to let us know what you want. Everyone who receives this should be a member of the FCA. The organizing committee has set dues at $35.00 annually. Please complete the enclosed Southwest Region membership application so we will know who you are. Several events are described in this newsletter so join, come to the events and let's get to know each other.

The next meeting of the organizing committee is scheduled for June 6th at 6:00 PM at Steve Tillack's shop (630 Mary Ann Drive, Redondo Beach 310-318-8760). Please come and help us plan the next events, elections, etc.

Ride and Drive!

As an added plus to the PV picnic, we will have a short ride and drive after lunch to the prestigious facilities (restoration and fabrication) of Tillack and Co., LTD.

Steve Tillack has graciously agreed to open his shop for us on Sunday so that we can view vintage touring and racing machines in various stages of completion - some being prepared for the upcoming FCA National Concours and Pebble Beach this August.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to drive your Ferrari with other members along the South Bay peninsula to Redondo Beach to view even more Ferraris!

Willow Springs Track Event

Don't miss our first regional track event - the 348 Challenge Series races at Willow Springs Raceway on July 30th and 31st, 1994.

We're excited to have these race cars and drivers in our own backyard. The first three races (Moroso, Texas Speedway, and Blackhawk) have been won by Southwest region drivers. John Marconi (Newport Import