September 15th is going to be an exciting day at England's Silverstone Race Circuit as a fleet of over 1000 Ferraris takes to the British track in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest parade of Ferrari Cars" in history.
The record was first set at the 2007 Ferrari Racing Days with an impressive 385 vehicles. However, this was beaten later in the year with a staggering 490 cars. It has always been Ferrari's ambition to hit the 1000 car mark and this year is looking promising with over 1000 Italian machines already registered to take part in the record attempt (with car registrations not yet closed).
This attempt also follows the recent record set by the Italian car manufacturer for the longest parade of Ferrari F40s which was also held at Silverstone. 60 of these 25-year old supercars paraded around the English track in a birthday celebration unlike any other, marking the first time that this many F40s have been on any track simultaneously. Organized by F40 owners and members of the Club, Nigel and Shirley Chiltern-Hunt, the mass of F40s registered for the procession and signed on for the Anniversary Parade on the Grand Prix Circuit. The assembled F40s looked superb as the attraction of the Ferrari Owners' Club Ferrari car park, surrounded by 120 other Ferraris.
However, the 60 supercars are just a drop in the ocean compared to the that will make their way to Silverstone in mid-September. The recently revamped Silverstone Grand Prix circuit should have no problem accommodating the mass of supercars in what promises to be a highly memorable spectacle.
The record breaking bid will also be for a good cause with £5 for every Ferrari car on the track going to motoring industry charity BEN – an organisation that aids automotive industry workers by providing them with residential care.
In addition to the massive Ferrari flock, the day promises to be a petrolhead's dream with attendees being treated to displays of the ultra-exclusive Ferrari FXX and 599XX development cars as well as a look at F1 cars of yesteryear and a schedule of exciting races including the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and the Ferrari Club Challenge.
Ferrari also made the headlines this week when a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa racecar sold in California for the highest amount ever paid for any car at auction. The price tag? A measly $16.4 million. This one probably won't be joining the procession as it will no doubt be kept under tight lock and key!