PASADENA - About 140 of the finest classic and contemporary Ferraris will adorn Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena when the Ferrari Club of America's Southwest Region hosts the Concorso Ferrari fair on May 22.Attendees will have the opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of a Zagato-built Ferrari. Originally a request of Vladimior Galluzzi of Milan, the car was built over a two-month period in 1956. Constructed on a V12-powered 250 GT long wheel base Barlinetta Ferrari, the car was turned into a piece of rolling sculpture with its double-bubble roof, a well-known trademark of Zagato. Through the years, the car traded hands with some of Europe and North America's leading collectors, , including Los Angeles Ferrari collector Ed Niles, who bought and sold the car five times between the 1960s and 1980s. The Zagato took home multiple awards with its first owner at prestigous events, including the Cortina d'Ampezzo and Campione d'Italia. The sports car has also placed first in many races, such as the 1957 Garessio-San Bernardo Hillclimb and the 1958 Molino-Cocconato Hillclimb. The car currently residents in the collection of Southern California resident David Sydorick, who entered it in the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic XII at The Breakers in 2003. There it won many prizes, including the Coppa per Dodici Cilindri for Most Outstanding 12-cylinder Ferrari. That same year, Sydorick returned the Ferraro to Italy and entered the vehicle into the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance, where it won the Corrado Millanta Press Award. Sydorick then drove the car to a successful finish in the historic Mille Miglia. At the Cavallino Classic XX this past January, the car won Best in Class Ferrari Competition honors. "This Ferrari is a timeless example of Zagato's beautiful work," said Marv Landon, event organizer of the Concorso Ferrari event. "This Ferrari will take your breath away the minute you lay eyes on it." The car show is open to the public and will feature exhibitors, sponsors and prancing horses on-site. For more information, visit www.fca-sw.org.
********** Published: March 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 47