ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Palm Beach gears up as modern, classic and vintage Ferraris
return for the Cavallino Classic
Best in Class Italian: the lovely 1936 Lancia Astura from Orin and Stephanie Smith. Photo by Peter Singhof.

You don't have to be a fan of vintage cars to appreciate the Cavallino Classic. Enthusiasts gathered as engines roared at the 23rd Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic's extravaganza hosted at The Breakers resort hotel. This five-day schedule offered a banquet of events for automobile aficionados and connoisseurs of culture alike.

150 Ferraris fill the front lawn of The Breakers for the Concorso d'Eleganza. Photo by Michael Gregg.

Visitors felt the energy during four days of track activity at the Palm Beach International Raceway. What's it like when Ferrari owners revive memories of days gone by as they let loose again, heart pounding with every lap of the mind-bending turns and soul-stirring straights? Here, at the first event of the annual gathering — the Cavallino Classic Competition — a select field of competition Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis, including pre-war race cars tackle the 11-turn, 2.043 mile race track.

The 212 Export Touring from Kevin and Tom Caulfield at the Concorso d'Eleganza. Photo by Michael Gregg.

Next was the Tour of Palm Beach. Up to 80 vintage and classic Ferraris leave from The Breakers traveling through Palm Beach on the Atlantic coastal roads.

As always, the high point was the Concorso d'Eleganza on the front lawn of The Breakers, where a field of immaculate Ferrari automobiles are expertly judged, all vying for Class Awards and the important Major Cups, along with the Cavallino Cup for Best in Show. This year, special class awards were presented in honor of the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the 275 Ferrari.

The Bugattis from the vintage races make for a new and exciting display at Classic Sports Sunday at The Mar-a-Lago. Photo by Michael Gregg.

And for the pièce de résistance, the Classic Sports Sunday at The Mar-a-Lago Club (the legendary Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion), displayed 120 vintage and classic sporting automobiles of all types from this romantic era on the back lawn, including American, Italian, French, British and German classics. For more information on the next event, visit www.cavallino.com.