First Ferrari

Italian automaker Ferrari has been known throughout the years for its fast and stylish cars.  This tradition started with a car with chassis number 01C.

Said vehicle must be pretty old by now eh?  Well. It surely is but it does not mean it cannot travel anymore.  In fact, the first ever Ferrari to be built will be making its appearance in Western United States in connection with the Inaugural Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance.

Paul Merrigan, an event organizer said:  “This is the first time in 20 years this pristine automobile has made a public appearance.  Ferrari has a unique history in Palm Springs, by recording its first western U.S. win here in 1951, and we’re bringing that excitement back with another historic Ferrari.”

According to The Auto Channel, other vehicles that will be displayed at the event are:  “a 1930 Rally ABC, a 1926 Studebaker, a 1956 Alfa Villedeste, a 1955 Jaguar D-type and a rare 1941 Packard, custom-designed by Howard “Dutch” Darrin.”

“One of just a limited few built, the 1941 Packard is a perfect match for our event, because of its association with Darrin, who crafted many of his cars for the same celebrities that brought worldwide attention to Palm Springs in the early 1940s,” said Merrigan.

If you are a Ferrari fan and would like to see the car that started it all for the Italian automaker, then you might want to visit the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs, California on February 29.  Here’s what it would cost you though:  “General grounds admission tickets are $20; clubhouse tickets are $40; VIP tickets that include clubhouse admission and food/beverage are $150. Children under 10 and active duty/reserve military and seniors over 80 are free.”


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