Rare, Valuable Ferraris Featured At Chattanooga Motorcar Festival’s Gathering Of The Greats–Ferrari Edition

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Kevin Cogan's 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica
Kevin Cogan's 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica
photo by The Cogan Collection

The Gathering of the Greats–Ferrari Edition returns to the Third Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on Oct. 14-16. It will feature an exclusive display of rare and valuable Ferrari automobiles during Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance. This year the Gathering has been expanded, with a selection of elusive Ferrari Supercars added to the classic Ferrari display. 

The cars will be shown on a purpose-built display field from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, located at the back of the Westin Chattanooga Hotel entry area. It will feature Ferraris from as early as 1952 to as late as 2003. Half of the field will consist of models that were produced in editions of 100 or fewer. Two of the Ferraris are the only examples of their kind.

It is estimated that 14 of the 18 Ferraris entered in the Gathering are worth over a million dollars each. At least two of them are valued at over $10 million each.

Four of the Ferraris were raced. Three were displayed at international automobile shows when they were new. A majority have participated in various prestigious Concours d’Elegances.

The Ferrari Supercar display features four of Ferrari’s most exclusive modern models. They are the manufacturer’s “halo” examples, showcasing state-of-the-art technology and world-class performance.

“The Supercars are produced in small quantities and are allocated to Ferrari’s best clients. Many consider it a thrill to see a single example. Seeing the display of several could make a lifelong memory,” said Steve Ahlgrim, the Ferrari curator for the Festival.

“Each car has a story, and on Sunday a docent tour will provide stories on several of the cars. Additionally, most owners will be around the show area and often generously share stories about their cars. You won’t want to miss hearing about the mysterious construction magnate who entered his new Ferrari in a 1,000-km race on a whim and took a third in his class. The owner’s later disappearance after a government investigation into the source of his income is a staple of Ferrari folklore,” added Mr. Ahlgrim.

Not all the Ferrari activity will be on Sunday’s Concours field. Mid-day on Saturday, Oct. 15, a number of the Ferraris will drive from the Westin Chattanooga Hotel to the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend for a parade session. “Nothing sounds like a Ferrari, and you’ll want to be at the track for that event,” said Mr. Ahlgrim.

Some of the Ferraris featured in this year’s Festival include:
Kevin Cogan's 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica
Kevin Cogan's 2003 Ferrari Enzo.
Bob Bodin's 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta
Jud Dayton's 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta Competition

Here is a full list of the Ferraris expected this year for the Gathering of the Greats–Ferrari Edition:

1952 212 Inter Pinin Farina Cabriolet (one produced)
1953 375 America (12 produced)
1958 250 GT Drogo Coupe (one produced)
1958 250 Long-Wheelbase Tour de France (77 produced)
1959 250 GT Long-Wheelbase California Spider (41 produced)
1959 410 Superamerica (34 produced)
1960 250 GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta (90 produced)
1960 250 GT Short-Wheelbase Competition Berlinetta (75 produced)
1966 365 P Tre Posti (two produced)
1966 275 GTB (205 produced)
1967 330 GTC (598 produced)
1967 330 GTS (100 produced)
1971 365 GTB/4 (1284 produced)
1972 246 GT (2487 produced)
1985 288 GTO (272 produced)
1992 F40 (1311 produced)
1995 F50 (349 produced)
2003 Enzo (399 produced)

Registration is open for the featured events scheduled for the 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.

The Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, and will start both days at 8:30 a.m. from the Westin Hotel Chattanooga. Registration is open at https://canossa.com/rally/canossa-fall-rally-chattanooga/.

The Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16. Concours cars will be available for viewing on the streets of the West Village from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Applications to enter cars are available at https://chattanoogamotorcar.com/concours-delegance/.

Applications to enter the racing events at the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, which begin on Thursday, Oct. 13, for practice sessions, and continue on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, for qualifying and racing events, are available at https://svra.com/events/chattanooga-motorcar-festival/.

VIP tickets are now available at https://www.showclix.com/event/chattanooga-motorcar-festival.

Two brand-new and dynamic videos about Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival may be viewed at: Chattanooga Focus: https://app.frame.io/presentations/06743868-1d23-4de9-b7cb-6b0c5cf84f82, and Festival Focus: https://app.frame.io/presentations/80c24eb1-6357-4c10-aa8b-46a66257e021.

Information on Mecum Chattanooga 2022 may be found at https://www.mecum.com/auctions/chattanooga-2022/.

Details on each event may be found at www.chattanoogamotorcar.com.

Volunteers are always welcome at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Volunteers may sign up at https://chattanoogamotorcar.com/volunteer/.

Bob Bodin's 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta
Bob Bodin's 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta
photo by The Commerce Ave Collection
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