Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ferrari Life Posts: 735
Dear little blue car followers,
Last year I was invited to show the little blue car at an Antique and Classic Auto Show to be held at the Rockville, MD Civic Center Park. Unfortunately for only the second time in 30 some odd years they had to cancel both the regular date and the following weekend rain date due to really bad rainy weather. Apparently this year the appropriate supplicants were made with the result that the day was absolutely cloudless, with bright sunshine and a cool breeze.
Twenty four different car clubs were represented including a special display section for nearly 50 Italian vehicles. All in all probably close to 400 cars were present and provided a truly eclectic mix.
It had an unexpected ending when the Mayor announced that the little blue car had won the most votes for the "People's Choice" Award. With all the great cars out there I was truly surprised, particularly in view of the fact that I did not know until lunchtime that I was supposed to put a sheet on the car with a number for people to use for the vote! Further I did not find my own ballot until after the show. While all of the other trophies awarded to this car have been the result of inspections, interrogations and decisions by knowledgeable Ferrari expert concours judges, this one tells me that a lot of other people also like my little blue car.
Over the past two years and nine shows the car has garnered 20 trophies. I compiled the following list so that in this thread there is a summary of those awards.
8/08 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - 1st in Class - Competition Ferraris 100 point car
8/08 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Enzo Trophy - Best Ferrari on field
1/09 Cavallino Classic XVIII Concorso d’Eleganza - Best of Show Competition Ferrari 100 point car
1/09 Cavallino Classic XVIII Concorso d’Eleganza - 4 Cylinder Ferrari Cup
1/09 Cavallino Classic XVIII Concorso d’Eleganza - Platinum Award
1/09 Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-A-Lago - Finest Competition Car
1/09 Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-A-Lago -Vintage Spirit Award
5/09 25th Annual Reading Ferrari Concours d’Elegance - Best of Show 100 point car
5/09 25th Annual Reading Ferrari Concours d’Elegance - Best Competition Ferrari
5/09 25th Annual Reading Ferrari Concours d’Elegance - Platinum Award
7/09 FCA National Meet Concours -Platinum Award
7/09 FCA National Meet Concours - Forza Award - Best 50’s car
8/09 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d'Elegance - Best Competition Ferrari
5/10 Ferraris on the Vine, Williamsburg, VA - Dan Gurney's "Car I want to take home" Award
9/10 FCA National Meet Concours - Enzo Ferrari Best of Show
9/10 FCA National Meet Concours - Phil Hill Best Competition Car
9/10 FCA National Meet Concours - Best Scaglietti Designed Race Car
9/10 FCA National Meet Concours - Coppa Bella Machina Award
9/10 FCA National Meet Concours - Platinum Award
10/10 Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show - People’s Choice Award
This photo is by Ken Visser and there are others on the Rockville thread.
Robert (still living the dream!)
This photo is by Ken Visser and there are others in the Rockville thread.