Inspired by the mission of helping to make the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases become realities, the Ferrari Owners Group and the Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation, are launching the Golden Gate Ferrari Festival, Saturday, September 10th, in the civic heart of San Francisco to benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. As many as 400 pre-selected Ferraris, vintage and current models, including an award-winning 1955 Mondial Series II Scaglietti-bodied Spyder, one of only three remaining in existence, will be on display at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Park, where the streets encircling the Park will be shut down to allow for public attendance to support the Foundation’s goal of raising $500,000 for the charity.
According to Joe Keon, FOCF founder, Ferrari is known to be one of the most powerful and recognized brands in the world today, connoting excitement, luxury and unparalleled performance – all feats that draw aspirational audiences of all ages and spheres of influence. “We are dedicated to using our own influence to build a program that will benefit those less fortunate while providing hope for the future.”
With an anticipated display of hundreds of these prized machines, including ultra-rare cars valued between $15million and $50million, the program is a tremendous opportunity for brand association as well as the ability for the public to engage in a rich heritage of racing and exclusivity not always easy to touch or behold in person.
The first registered vehicle for the limited entry field of 400 is the rare and pedigreed 1955 Ferrari 500