Pebble Beach to host Ferrari 70th anniversary spectacular

| 16 Jun 2017

The hallowed putting greens and fairways of Pebble Beach will host a selection of the world’s rarest and most valuable Ferraris on 19 August, which will compete for top honours across four classes including a category for Ferrari Major Race Winners and Ferrari One-off Speciales. 

Significant Prancing Horse-badged classics will line the 18th fairway of the famous golf course, while the first fairway will be given over to Ferrari North America’s 70th Anniversary Concours. 

“This will be an historic celebration of Ferrari, bringing its seventy years of engineering, style and passion to life for our clients, collectors and fans during the incomperable Pebble Beach Automotive Week,” said Edwin French, President and CEO of Ferrari North America.

Concours Chairman Sandra Button said: “Pebble Beach has a long and very stable relationship with Ferrari, particularly when you note the Ferraris and Ferrari drivers that made their mark here at the Pebble Beach Road Races in the early 1950s. Our history together is almost as old as Ferrari itself, and we are proud that we continue to make history together.”

The first Ferrari imported into the United States – a 166MM Touring Barchetta – made its way to California in 1948, two years ahead of the first Pebble Beach Road Race. The marque quickly established itself as a contender in 1951, when a 166MM driven by James Kimberley placed sixth in the preliminary Del Monte Handicap and climbed to third place in the Pebble Beach Cup Race before crashing. The following year, a Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta raced by Arnold Stubbs placed second in the race. From that point on Ferraris won ever Pebble Beach Road Race, recording four top finishes in the seven events. 

In 2015 a stunning collection of Ferraris relived the glory days of the Pebble Beach Road Races, and Classic & Sports Car was there. Click here to see a full image gallery.