Check out these articles from before and after the record–breaking parade of Ferraris, which included the #8 Gasse 2012-Ferrari 599XX!
(Sept. 18, 2012.) More than 1,000 cars from the Prancing Horse took part in a record-breaking event last month: a parade on the legendary Silverstone circuit for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.
Felipe Massa will start the exceptional parade behind the wheel of a 458 Spider. With this caravan, Ferrari has the ambitious goal to more than double the number of cars of the previous record when 490 cars came to the race track in Fuji for a parade in 2008.
The event, with the important collaboration of the British Ferrari Owners’ Club, will be held on the occasion of the Ferrari Racing Days and will involve fundraising: for every car, which takes part in the parade, Ferrari will donate 5 Pounds to “BEN”, the UK’s dedicated charity for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive and related industries, as well as their families.
The event will host, moreover, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Europe, as well as some sessions dedicated to historical one-seaters run by the F1 Clienti department and the exclusive Ferrari FXX and 599XX. The key moment on Sunday comes when Marc Gene, a special coach to drivers in the F1 Clienti programmes, takes to the English track at the wheel of an F60.
(Sept. 20, 2012.) Ferrari’s record breaking parade of 964 Ferrari cars at Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone on Saturday 15 September has now been confirmed as an official Guinness World Record. Having previously set a record of 385 cars at Silverstone in 2007, the record then transferred to Japan in 2008 when Ferrari owners there achieved a parade of 490 Ferrari cars at the Fuji circuit. Ferrari, together with the Ferrari Owners Club GB were determined to bring it back in style and have now raised the bar to heights that will take some beating; at one point in the parade when all cars were moving simultaneously, there was less than 250m separating the lead car from the tail of the parade, meaning that the entire 3.66 miles Silverstone Grand Prix circuit was filled with Ferraris, three wide across the track.
Left photo © Dennis Goodman, 2012.
Source: www.ferrari.com; September 20, 2012.