Ferrari Festival

Ferrari Festival

Author
Discussion

Lensey

Original Poster:

2,524 posts

252 months

Friday 31st May 2002
quotequote all
Just looking for some info on the Ferrari festival, I am going but would like to know the best day to attend? + Is it worth getting a roving stand ticket?

Thanks for any info.

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Friday 31st May 2002
quotequote all
Went last year and can say it's worth going to just to see the car park! Add a couple of 360 challenge races, historic GT, historic F1 and demonstration laps in the 2000 F1 and it was a damn good day. All the Ferraris leaving the circuit when the day is over is a sight to behold as well.

The missus and I went on the Sunday and did the Ferrari hospitality package; not sure I would do this again- it's more fun in the main circuit. We also did the owners cavalcade in the 456. I did think this was going to be pants- tootle around the circuit at 20mph in a long line of other cars. WRONG! We were briefed beforehand that we would get two laps and that we must keep the speed down. Welllll..... 20 yards onto the circuit, an F40 about 5 cars in front of us came to a standstill for about 30 secs. Then he NAILED it. That was enough. We all went for it and had half a lap of the indy circuit before we caught up with the rest of the cars, about 40 in total. Did this for 7-8 laps and it was an unique experience. I got to follow my dream car around too, a 288 GTO. I have all this on video (not digital unfortunately).

Turns out that it is quite hard to get onto the cavalcade. Was parked up next to David Yu and his 355, and had a nice chat with him. He got on at the last minute, probably because of his connection with EVO, a long time after other owners had been turned down. Mmmm.

I'll definitely go again this year, probably the Sunday.

Kevin

craig

1,165 posts

253 months

Monday 3rd June 2002
quotequote all
Just joined FOC but it doesn't mention how to tickets for this event - does anyone know when these become available?

Lensey

Original Poster:

2,524 posts

252 months

Thursday 6th June 2002
quotequote all

www.Octagonmotorsports.com

You can get them online here.

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Thursday 6th June 2002
quotequote all
Craig,
I've just had the stuff through with the 'Ferrari News' magazine. Basically, the application form is for the hospitality package, in the double decker unit overlooking Paddock Hill bend. It's 117.50 per person. If you give me a fax number or an address, I can fax/post it to you since I'm not going to do it this year.You will need to provide an FOC number, so ring the office if you need to hurry it up.

If you don't want this package, you can buy a ticket on the day or in advance, either from the website or on 01327 850235. If you turn up in a Ferrari, you will be parked in the Ferrari only area. Yes, THAT area.

See ya

Kevin

lazyitus

19,906 posts

235 months

Thursday 6th June 2002
quotequote all
Interesting reading folks. Could somebody tell me when and where this festival is taking place ?

craig

1,165 posts

253 months

Friday 7th June 2002
quotequote all
thanks guys - just got the application form through yesterday

date is 3/4 August at Brands Hatch

bennno

7,382 posts

238 months

Friday 7th June 2002
quotequote all

i was planning to go along, can you buy a centre pass in advance for your fezza...and how do you go about getting on track?

Bennno

craig

1,165 posts

253 months

Friday 7th June 2002
quotequote all
Bennno

It doesn't mention anything about a centre pass but if you turn up in your car you get to park in the Ferrari only area.

There is also no mention of track access

456mgt

2,482 posts

235 months

Friday 7th June 2002
quotequote all
Bennno,
You don't get track access for your car; owners cavalcade, if they have one, is it. I think it's either free or the usual deal (ie. pay for it) regarding centre transfers.

Kevin