October 7th 2022

Rare and valuable Ferraris featured at 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival's Gathering of the Greats

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 4, 2022) – The Gathering of the Greats–Ferrari Edition returns to the Third Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on October 14-16, 2022. 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 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 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 dollars 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 Ahlgrim.

Not all the Ferrari activity will be on Sunday’s Concours field. Mid-day on Saturday, October 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 Ahlgrim.

Registration is open for the featured events scheduled for the 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.The Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga will be conducted on Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 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, October 16. Concours cars will be available for viewing on the streets of the West Village from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 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, October 13, for practice sessions, and continue on Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 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.Event media credentials may be requested at chattanoogamotorcar.com/media.Images from the 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival are available online at https://www.rvrbcontent.com/West-Village/WV-Events/2021/Chattanooga-Motorcar-Festival-2021/CMFC21-Photographer-Upload for editorial use only. Please provide credit as requested.Volunteers are always welcome at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Volunteers may sign up at https://chattanoogamotorcar.com/volunteer/.

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