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Friday 11th May 2012

500 Ferraris for Silverstone parade

Got a Ferrari? Bring it to Silverstone in September and help set a new world record!



Fair to say Ferrari has had more than the usual number of appearances on the PH news pages this week and not, frankly, for the best of reasons. But the PR team is fighting back and the PH inbox is now groaning under the weight of an express delivery of official good Ferrari news. Like the fact first quarter sales in the UK got a 31 per cent bounce on the back of strong FF demand. Yay! And the 4th Mounted Carabineiri Regiment and Luca di Montezemolo have been invited to join the climax of the Queen's diamond jubilee pageant this weekend to represent their homeland as "internationally renowned representatives of Italian excellence." Bravo!

Miscalibrated milling machines? What miscalibrated milling machines!

500-plus Ferraris hoped for to set record
500-plus Ferraris hoped for to set record
Further pomp and circumstance will occur later this year too as the Ferrari Racing Days returns to Silverstone with a selection of Ferrari action including demonstration laps by historic F1 cars and racing action in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and Ferrari Club Challenge. It'll also be a rare chance to see the diplomatically titled 'Client Test Drivers' push their FXX and 599XX Evoluziones, quote, "to the limit."

And on the Saturday evening there'll be an attempt to claw back the record for the largest parade of Ferrari cars ever, the previous tally of 385 cars set in 2007 beaten by the Japanese Ferrari owners' club who amassed 490 cars but may now find their numbers slightly diminished following the antics of some of their associates. Sensing opportunity the goal for Silverstone is a minimum of 500 cars so if you're a Ferrari owner and fancy getting involved you can check out the Ferrari Racing Days website, Ferrari agreeing to donate £5 for each car attending to the automotive industry charity BEN.

We're negotiating with the organisers for some dedicated parking for PHers within the circuit confines but watch this space for further details and if you want to gorge yourself on Ferraris put September 14-16 in the diary.





   

 

 

Dan Trent
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SmartVenom

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Wow, that pic of the F40s is just amazing. The sound must have been phenomenal.

V8 FOU

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All RAC / AA leave cancelled that weekend....

Corsair7

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Article said:
Sensing opportunity the goal for Silverstone is a minimum of 500 cars so if you're a Ferrari owner and fancy getting involved you can check out the Ferrari Racing Days website, Ferrari agreeing to donate £5 for each car attending to the automotive industry charity BEN.
£5 a car? That's fekin big of them.....


miserable tight wads

Trusty Steed

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Wonders how many scamera vans will be lurking round the entrances to Silverstone that day!! Damn rozzers!

Kwistof

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SmartVenom said:
Wow, that pic of the F40s is just amazing. The sound must have been phenomenal.
+1 That pic is great smile All those F40s, just wow!
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Captain Muppet

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Trusty Steed said:
Wonders how many scamera vans will be lurking round the entrances to Silverstone that day!! Damn rozzers!
There was a camera van out on the A11 for the Snetterton/Lotus record. Makes sense to increase enforcement when there is a high likelyhood of increased offending.

boxsey

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500 Ferraris should be quite a sight but personally I've never seen the attraction of crawling round a race track on a parade lap. sleep

JSE993

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Hmm, same weekend as Goodwood Revival. Not the best way to maximise attendance if they want to break a record. My car will be going to Goodwood.

BOR

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Send Harris [/inflammatory]

Captain Muppet

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boxsey said:
500 Ferraris should be quite a sight but personally I've never seen the attraction of crawling round a race track on a parade lap. sleep
I got a certificate for being part of a world record, Mrs Muppet finally got to go round the track she has taken thousands of photos at, we got some excellent pictures, we were in some excellent pictures, we got to high-five some marshalls (Mrs Muppet is a season ticket holder and huge race fan), we got to see loads of cars like mine but all tweaked in differnt ways and we got to see an Excel run out of coolant.

Also some of us may have taken some of the corners at speed. For free.

In terms of reward/cost it was good. It wasn't an exciting hour, but it was more fun than watching TV, and that seems popular enough. Plus we like cars, and it was a car based activity (and one that was significantly more exciting than posting on the internet).

voicey

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Captain Muppet said:
boxsey said:
500 Ferraris should be quite a sight but personally I've never seen the attraction of crawling round a race track on a parade lap. sleep
I got a certificate for being part of a world record, Mrs Muppet finally got to go round the track she has taken thousands of photos at, we got some excellent pictures, we were in some excellent pictures, we got to high-five some marshalls (Mrs Muppet is a season ticket holder and huge race fan), we got to see loads of cars like mine but all tweaked in differnt ways and we got to see an Excel run out of coolant.

Also some of us may have taken some of the corners at speed. For free.

In terms of reward/cost it was good. It wasn't an exciting hour, but it was more fun than watching TV, and that seems popular enough. Plus we like cars, and it was a car based activity (and one that was significantly more exciting than posting on the internet).
I'm really looking forward to being a part of this for the reasons mentioned above. If I want to drive quickly on track I can but this will be a great opportunity for my 70 year old father to passenger in my car on a track he loves without me worrying if he's really enjoying the ride or not!

ZOLLAR

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This...




is just awesome!

chevronb37

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I was there in 2007. It was a terrific sight but nothing that day could touch Irvine Laidlaw howling his 312PB around Silverstone in one of the day's Ferrari/Maserati Challenge races. Utterly, utterly divine.

Would love to be there but Goodwood is the better event by a factor of about fifteen thousand. Best of luck to the organisers though.

stephen300o

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ZOLLAR said:
This...




is just awesome!
A lovely sight and due again this year at the classic, but funnily enough not a lot of sound from them, A: they were tootling along and B: we'd just been listening to racing cars.

rhinochopig

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Anyone fancies going halves on an MR2 kitcar and going? biggrin

giblet

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I went in 2007, was amazed by the sheer amount of F40s all lined up. Managed to get into the pits when the classics fired up and set off, awesome sounds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgP7BUpLwpQ&fea...

Will normal folk like myself be able to attend the event this year?

smartypants

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ZOLLAR said:
This...




is just awesome!
Come to the classic this year - more of the same biggrin

Skater12

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The noise around Silverstone that weekend will be epic !

The presence of the Police even more so, not inly because of the potential for people giving it the beans, but also for vehicle theft.

Imagine the call comes in...
Cop 1 "sir, we have a report of a stolen Ferrari near Silverstone race circuit"
Cop 2 "what colour was it"
Cop 1 "are you being some sort of a c*** ?"

rohrl

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rhinochopig said:
Anyone fancies going halves on an MR2 kitcar and going? biggrin
I'd stump up a couple of hundred towards one of those TR7-based F40 look-not-very-alikes so long as we go dressed head to toe in Ferrari merchandise and refuse to admit to anyone there that it's not the genuine article.

Homer J

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On the first photo, is that some old Triumph creeping into shot?
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