Saturday, November 3, 2018
Abacoa Golf Club, 105 Barbados Dr, Jupiter, FL
The Palm Beach Chapter's Concorso Ferrari Palm Beach 2018 has concluded and by every measure a tremendous success! Attended by more than 1500, participants or attendees brought more than 100 Ferraris to this first annual Concorso. Although rain was expected, the weather was perfect
Sixty one historic, classic and modern Ferraris were displayed on the green at the beautiful Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter, Florida. This first Concorso honored POST (Pediatric Oncology Support Team), headquartered at St Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach.
Although every registered Ferrari was special, the following were included on the Concorso show field: 1956 290MM (Mille Miglia winner); 1959 250 PF Coupe; 1960 250 GT SWB Berlinetta; 1967 275 GTB/4; 1972 Daytona Coupe; 1991 F40; and 2003 Enzo among many others.
Larry Wilson"s beautiful 1972 246 GTS Dino was presented by representatives from McPherson College (https://www.mcpherson.edu/category/auto-restoration/). The Ferrari Club of America sponsors scholarship opportunities at McPherson in connection with their highly regarded automobile restoration program.
Greg Jones presented Don Fort's beautiful 1973 365 GTS/4 (Daytona Spider) which won Best of Show and Platino (Platinum)! Congratulations to Don and thank you for bringing this outstanding example of a 365 GTS/4 from Jacksonville.
Presenting the award to Greg Jones (representing Don Fort) is left to right: Rose Calandro, Ferrari of Palm Beach; Chuck Butte, President, Palm Beach Chapter; Greg Jones; Denis LeBorgne, MyRicambi; and Jay Wietzel, Concorso emcee.
Other major awards were given to the following:
Outstanding 12 cylinder (Classic) to: 1967 275 GTB/4 owned by Mark and Shari Newman
Outstanding 12 cylinder (Modern) to: 2003 Enzo presented by Matt Burns
Outstanding 8 cylinder (classic) to: 1989 328 GTS owned by Rocco Mangel
Outstanding 8 cylinder (Modern) to: 2007 430 Spider owned by Dr. Ken Poss
Outstanding 6 cylinder to: 1970 246 GT owned by Glenn Simon
Platinum, Gold and Silver awards were also given and based on the number of points an individual Ferrari achieved during judging. Those results and lots of photos will be on our Chapter's website soon (www.fca-pbc.com).
Thank you very much to Ferrari of Palm Beach for their support and the Abacoa Golf Club for allowing us to have the Concorso at their beautiful Club. Also, thanks to our sponsors and many volunteers who helped make this Concorso a reality! If you attended as a guest or registrant and enjoyed the day, please thank these many supportive sponsors.
Our Board of Directors and the Concorso Planning Committee are meeting soon to critque this year's Concorso and start planning for Concorso Ferrari Palm Beach 2019! Stay tuned!
Lastly, thank you to POST (https://postfl.org/) for allowing the Palm Beach Chapter to be associated with this incredible group of folks who help children with cancer and their families. Please support this great organization.