More GTE Assembly and Plans for January

More GTE Assembly and Plans for January


The GTE is coming together nicely. We installed both the front and rear glass in the car, which allowed me to put together the rest of the dash and upper trim pieces. There are a bunch of little piece that go together around the front windshield from the defroster trim pieces, to the sun visors. The wire draped across the seat is the power lead to the light in the rear view mirror which needed to be installed.
my car

I drove my 330 America to Lime Rock for the Fall Vintage Festival last week. The weather was perfect, and I got some good parking right at the top of the hill.
eclectic mix

Even though the East Coast may not have as many cars found at similar events in California, I was pretty impressed with what showed up on the Friday before Labor Day Weekend. Here’s an ’82 Trans Am, a Lotus 7, a Nissan GTR, and a Midget! Now that’s an interesting collection of cars!
the Esses.

Friday was a practice day, so it was relaxed day where I could catch up with some old friends without the stress of competition looming over us. All in all, a great day at the track.

As I’m trying to get as much driving in with my Ferrari before the weather gets snowy in the Northeast, I’m also planning a trip south this winter. Cavallino Classic, a gathering of some of best Ferraris in the world in Florida, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the GTE. I heard a rumor of this last year when I was in Florida, but it’s been confirmed:

Tom hello,
Yes, we are featuring the 250 GTE 2+2.
– We will have a special class for them on the Concorso field (for both judged and displayed cars).
– There will be Class Awards for those who want to be judged, and a 250 GTE Major Trophy.
– The 250 GTE will be the subject of one of the lectures on Thursday, with a car on display.
– We may have a separate class for 330 Americas, if enough come.
Hope you can make it.
Regards, John

John W. Barnes, Jr.
Cavallino Magazine
Cavallino Classic

I know of at least 4 GTEs that plan on attending, and I feel that I should be there with my 330 America to join in the celebration. The only problem is I’m usually buried in now in Upstate New York during the month of January! At first, I thought about driving my car south before the first snow, parking it for a couple of months at my sister’s house, and driving the rest of the way in January, but after thinking about it, I’m going to throw caution into the wind. As it stands, Tom Kizer plans to drive from Montreal in his 365GT 2+2. He’ll meet me at my house, and we’ll drive further south to meet Mark Dempsey in Maryland with his Queen Mother. If it snows, we can always delay or push the trip forward a day or two, and the salt will wash off! If anyone else would like to join us in this trek to the warmth of Florida, let me know. It’ll be interesting to see how many 2+2s show up at Cavallino this year, especially under their own power!

Just a reminder, I’m looking for a new Vintage Ferrari Project. If you have, or know of a restoration project, please let me know. It would be great to restore another car on this website! My E-mail.

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