Ah, in the middle of summer on the left coast (why is it called that?) the mind turns to Monterey where we can participate in car worship during that most famous of weekends. For the Ferrarisitas nothing will ever compare to last year but it is still a feast for the eyes and ears.
The FCA Pacific Region sponsored several events. The first was a concours within the Concours Italiana. There were over 60 Ferraris at the event and over 20 of these competed in the Vintage Ferrari Concours. Congratulations to Michael Yedor for a second place (nearly a first) with his 250GT Lusso, Judd & Jan Goldfeder for a 2nd place for their 365 GTC and Cris and Jeff Barney for 2nd place with their 330 GT. This was followed by a delicious barbecue dinner at the lovely Carmel Valley Winery.
The Pacific Region's viewing tower at the Laguna Seca Vintage races was oversold. Next year it will be bigger and better.
Thje Sunday cocours at The Lodge at Pebble Beach is always spectacular and this year was no exception. Ferraris are always well represented. Lorenzo Zambrano's 166MM Touring Berlinetta was awarded first in class. His 212 Inter Vignale Coupe (the Carrera Pan Americana car which was displayed at Rodeo Drive) took 2nd in class and was awarded the Hans Tanner Memorial Trophy for Best Overall Ferrari. Congratulations to member Steve Tillack who prepared Mr. Zambrano's Vignale Coupe.
We have already begun planning, with the Pacific Region, to jointly organize the FCA events at Monterey next year. If you have ideas please Call Cris Vandagriff.