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Cavallino Classic 2013 – Report and Photos

Cavallino Classic 2013

The Cavallino Classic 2013 was staged January 22-27 at the Breakers Resort Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2013, this six-day gathering for Ferrari owners and enthusiasts saw participants and their 400 Ferraris attending from the U.S. and Europe.

The first event of the gathering is the Cavallino Classic Competition, a two-day track meet at Palm Beach International Raceway.A select field of competition Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis tackled the 11-turn, 2.043 mile race track, including a pair of Ferrari 250 GTOs and a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.

Yet, as always, the high point of the Cavallino Classic is the Concorso d’Eleganza on the front lawn of the Breakers Resort Hotel, on Saturday, January 26, 2013. A field of 150 immaculate Ferrari automobiles were expertly judged for originality and elegance, vying for Class Awards and the important Major Cups, along with the Cavallino Cup for Best in Show. In honor of Sergio Pininfarina, the 2013 event had a display class of Ferraris both designed and custom built by Pinin Farina, to 1966.

The Best of Show Competition Ferrari award at the 2013 Cavallino Classic was presented to the 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC (s/n 0698MDTR) of J.W. Marriott, Jr., while the Best of Show Gran Turismo Ferrari award was given to the 1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet (s/n 0488AM) of Wayne Golomb.

The finale for the 2013 Cavallino Classic is ‘Classic Sports Sunday’ at Mar-a-Lago, the Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion in Palm Beach. This year’s Classic Sports Sunday featured Rolls-Royce, as a field of 120 automobiles were displayed on the grounds, including American, Italian, French, British and German classics. Best of Show was awarded to the 1946 Talbot T26 Cabriolet by Figoni and Falaschi owned by Jim Patterson.

Similar to Cavallino 2012 and Cavallino 2011, photographer Alessandro Gerelli documented this year’s Cavallino Classic, offering the following pictures of the Ferrari festival in Florida.

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)

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Cavallino Classic 2013 – Top Awards


Scuderia Ferrari Cup – Best of Show Competition
1957 Ferrari 500 TRC, s/n 0698MDTR, J.W. Marriott, Jr.

Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup – Best of Show GT
1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet, s/n 0698MDTR, Wayne Golomb

Ferrari Classiche Cup – Finest Factory-Certified Ferrari
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe, s/n 0698MDTR, Peter Kalikow

La Coppa Per Dodici Cilindri – Outstanding 12-Cylinder Ferrari
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp Speciale, 2429GT, Peter Sachs

Vintage Preservation Cup – Outstanding Original Preserved Condition Pre-1975
1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Speciale, 12925, Jack Thomas

Judges Cup as Selected by the Honorary Judges
1959 250 GT LWB California Spider, 0919GT, Peter Neumark

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Sunday at Mar-A-Lago Awards (People’s Choice)


Best of Show
1946 Talbot T26 Cabriolet by Figoni and Falaschi, Jim Patterson

Finest GT Car
1954 Maserati A6G Zagato Coupe, Roberto Quiroz

Finest Competition Car
1954 Ferrari 375 MM, Andreas Mohringer

Most Elegant
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale, Jaime and Cecilia Muldoon

Most Unique
1958 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Zagato, David Eichenbaum

Ladies Choice
1958 HRG Twin Cam Spider, Mark and Lisa Lindman

Gentlemen’s Choice
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental, Richard and Angie Workman

Cavallino Classic Competition 2013 – Final Results

Overall Win, Pre-War Group
Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3, Peter Giddings

Overall Win, Drum Brake Group
Maserati 250 F, Peter Giddings

Overall Win, Disk Brake Group
Ferrari 512 BB LM, Jim Fuchs

[Source: Cavallino; Alessandro Gerelli]