Included in the wide variety of events planned, the Third Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on October 14-16 will feature a return of “Gathering of the Greats—Ferrari Edition,” an exclusive display of rare and valuable Ferrari automobiles during Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance. This year, the Gathering has been expanded, with a selection of elusive Ferrari Supercars added to the classic Ferrari display.
Ferraris from as early as 1952 to as late as 2003—half the field models that produced in editions of 100 or fewer—will be on display from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 out behind the Westin Chattanooga Hotel entry area.
It is estimated that 14 of the 18 Ferraris entered in the Gathering are worth over a million dollars each, and at least two are valued at over $10M each.
Four have been raced. Three were displayed at international automobile shows when they were new. A majority have participated in multiple Concours events.
The Ferrari Supercar display, meanwhile, will feature four of Ferrari’s most exclusive modern models. They are the manufacturer’s “halo” examples, showcasing state-of-the-art technology and world-class performance, produced in small quantities and allocated to Ferrari’s best clients.
“Each car has a story, and on Sunday a docent tour will provide stories on several of the cars,” said Steve Ahlgrim, the Ferrari curator for the Festival. “Additionally, most owners will be around the show area and often generously share stories about their cars. You won’t want to miss hearing about the mysterious construction magnate who entered his new Ferrari in a 1,000-km race on a whim and took a third in his class. The owner’s subsequent disappearance after a government investigation into the source of his income is a staple of Ferrari folklore,” added Ahlgrim.
Not all the Ferrari activity will be on Sunday’s Concours field. Midday on Saturday, Oct. 15, a number of the Ferraris will drive from the Westin Chattanooga Hotel to the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend for a parade session.
“Nothing sounds like a Ferrari, and you’ll want to be at the track for that event,” said Ahlgrim.
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