Ferrari 288 GTO specialist Joe Sackey is organizing the first-ever reunion of the cars in the United States to celebrate the model’s 25th anniversary.
To be staged August 15, 2009 during Monterey Week in California, 288 GTO owners are invited to join what organizers are billing as a truly unique and spectacular event.
Spiritual successor to the Ferrari 250 GTO, the 288 GTO was originally intended for racing, but the premature end of the Group B race series meant that the 284 examples built were never raced and were instead sold as road cars. The 288 GTO was the first in a series of modern Ferrari supercars.
Joe Sackey, author of the “The Lamborghini Miura Bible,” is in the process of writing the ultimate book on the Ferrari 288 GTO for publication by Veloce Publishing in 2010.
Interested Ferrari 288 GTO owners and enthusiasts can find details and news of the event at www.joesackey.com.