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Cavallino Classic Modena returns to the birthplace of the Prancing Horse

Words: Elliott Hughes | Photography: Cavallino Classic

The fourth edition of the Cavallino Classic Modena paid tribute to Enzo Ferrari from May 17-19, 2024, bringing a curated selection of 30 Prancing Horses to the historic park of the Italian city’s Casa Maria Luigia. 

The vehicles vying for the Pininfarina-designed silverware included both road and racing models built throughout the course of Ferrari’s 84-year history.

Members of the Ferrari family were in attendance, including Enzo’s son Piero

Members of the Ferrari family were in attendance, including Enzo’s son Piero

Significantly, members of the Ferrari family were in attendance, including Enzo’s son Piero, his daughter Antonella and grandchildren Enzo and Piero. Other important guests in attendance included former Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel and head of Ferrari Classiche Andrea Modena, among others.

A highly original and unrestored 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 (chassis no. 14405) claimed the coveted Best of Show Gran Turismo award. The Best of Show Competizione honour went to the 1954 Ferrari 250 Monza (0466M) that won on its competition debut at the Hyeres 12 Hours with Maurice Trintignant and Luigi Piotti at the wheel. The final major prize on offer, the Best of Show Ferrari Classiche Certified award, was bestowed upon an immaculate 1997 Ferrari F50 (chassis 107125). 

Another highlight was the sleek Ferrari 1512 Formula 1 car. This particular example (chassis no. 0008) was the second of three examples built and driven by John Surtees, Lorenzo Bandini and Pedro Rodriguez in period. The F1 car was complemented by a 1989 Ferrari Testarossa – a model that marks its 40th anniversary in 2024, as well as a pair of 288 GTOs and an elegant 275 GTS.

In addition to the concours contest, the event also saw a parade of Ferraris tour the roads of Modena and stop off at Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace, on Saturday May 18. The following day, the Ferraris traced the test drivers’ routes to Maranello, ending their journey at Casa Canossa for Michelin-star cuisine to mark the end of the event. 

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