Cavallino 30: Track Day at PBIR

The 30th running of the Cavallino Classic kicked off, as always, with a public track day at Palm Beach International Raceway.  Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, turnout was a little low and I feel as though this year’s event should be marked with an *.  But, that’s just me and as they say in showbiz, the show must go on.  Putting all else aside, it’s always nice to come to PBIR to see cars race around the track.  It’s not everyday you get to see Ferraris doing what they are built to do.  

The highlight for me on this track day was seeing a gorgeous 365 GTB Daytona tearing up the track.  This was no garage queen either, and it had the scars to prove it. I had the chance to interact with the owner and needless to say he was one happy fellow putting his car through the course.

There were a couple of 458 Challenge cars hitting the course as well, one was a privateer while the other was running through Ferrari Ft. Lauderdale – both looked awesome on the track. 

Another great treat was seeing Stephen Bruno drive his awesome 250 GT Boano.  After an early malfunction with the throttle, it was fixed and was immediately back on the track. What an awesome sight and sound it was to see this legendary V12 from 1956 stretching its legs in 2021. 

There were also a variety of modern Ferraris that took to the track and you could tell their owners really enjoyed their driving experience.  What better way to start a four-day weekend than to arrive at the track in your Ferrari, drive it hard on the race course, and drive back to your hotel for dinner and drinks?

All in all it was a good day to kick off the festivities for the 30th consecutive year. Turning 30 is no small feat and I was very happy to be part of the 4-day celebration in Palm Beach. Stay tuned for the report on the Friday Symposium and Tour of Palm Beach.

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