Osuna Ranch

If you weren?t there you missed out. On April 30th the FCA and FOC both enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Skeets and Sharon Dunn at their home in Rancho Santa Fe.

As mentioned in previous issues, their home on the Osuna Ranch was part of the original land grant of 8,000 acres dedicated by Governor Pio Pico of Mexico for Rancho Santa Fe. The Osuna Family built their home, one of the oldest homes in San Diego, on the acreage in 1845. In the 1930?s the home was purchased by Bing Crosby, who lived there for 10 years. Bing added the main house, cottages and the horse stables. Around the same time, he also built the Del Mar Racetrack. The home has had only five owners since 1845 and now sits on 12 acres of beautiful lawn and forest.

Always a popular event, this year?s was no different. That beautiful lawn was covered in vintage and modern Ferraris. In fact, there were so many cars I couldn?t note them all. At one point I counted over 80 (yes, eight, zero) Ferraris on the grounds and that didn?t include the 11 or so that the Dunn?s had in their garage! The cars ranged from 250 SWB Berlinettas and 250 GT California Spyders to 275s, 330s, Daytonas, Dinos, Testarossas, 308s, 328s, Mondials, F40s, etc. There were even a couple F355s (one in Skeet?s garage).

Speaking of the garage, it is the kind we all lust for. It sports a total of ten double-car garage doors on a U-shaped structure that is filled exclusively with Ferrari cars and art. All of the cars are beautiful, as is the art. I particularly liked a desk lamp made from a late model Testarossa side-view mirror.

The event was a rousing success and proceeds were split equally between the FCA, the FOC and the San Diego Automotive Museum. We would again like to thank the Dunns for opening their residence for our use.