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The Ferraris are coming

Ferrari_yellowMilwaukee, Wis. (June 6, 2014) — “Since this is the Masterpiece’s 10th anniversary, we are extending our best efforts toward expanding the number of vehicles in this class beyond the normal 6 to 8 cars, and expect to present 12 or more pre-1974 Ferraris on the lawn at Veterans Park,” said Bob Budlow, who is co-chairing the Ferrari Class with Alan Boe.

Ferrar_red_3“Leon Flagg invited me to co-chair the Ferrari class at Masterpiece in 2009 knowing of my long term involvement with the Pebble Beach Concours as a Ferrari judge (1991 to 1998) and as Chief Class Judge for Ferrari at Pebble (1999 to 2012) when I retired,” said Alan Boe, co-chair Ferrari Class. “I have also judged vintage Ferraris across the U.S. and internationally at such venues as Brussels, Belgium, and the Ferrari factory on the company’s 60th anniversary in 2007,” he said. Boe is also a published author on the subject of vintage Ferraris and writes for several automotive magazines.

Boe said he has admired Ferraris “ever since I first saw one race at Road America in 1960. To me, Ferrari race cars from the 1950s and 1960s are the most exciting, beautiful, and symphonic competition cars ever built. As a result of my admiration for the race cars, I have over many years cultivated an equally appreciative admiration of Ferrari’s road cars from the same era.”
Boe and Budlow are looking forward to the 2014 Milwaukee Masterpiece. “The collection of Ferraris that will be on the show field are all very rare, extremely valuable, and exciting motor cars,” Boe said. “Vintage Ferraris are true crowd magnets. They draw people to a concours event that might not otherwise bother to attend. Watching and listening to attendees discuss each Ferrari in the show as they pass by will reveal just how excited each attendee is to see these magnificent automobiles.”

Attendees at the 2014 Milwaukee Masterpiece, Aug. 24, 2014, can expect to see these special examples in this year’s Ferrari Class:

Owner: The James Patterson Collection
This rare and powerful Ferrari was restored to near perfection recently by Wayne Obry, owner of Motion Products in Neenah, Wis. Only 36 examples of this model were produced, and they all were equipped with a 4-Liter V-12 engine, a sleek short-wheelbase chassis, covered headlights and a full Connelly leather interior. These coupes, designed and constructed by Pininfarina Studios, are in high demand and command current prices nearing the $4 million mark at major auctions.

1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe
Owner: Mark Ulinski, Racine, Wis.
This Gran Turismo V-12 coupe was produced from 1968 to 1973. The unofficial ‘Daytona’ name was applied by the media rather than Ferrari and commemorates the company’s 1-2-3 finish in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. This example is a very low-mileage Daytona and is totally original. As such, it is considered by car aficionados as a “time capsule.” Aside from a new battery, this car maintains all of its original equipment, including all rubber hoses, belts and tires. Mr. Ulinski is the second owner of the car. The first owner, a long-time friend, was an auto dealer and, as such, never licensed or registered the car but instead installed Dealer license plates. Since the current owner is also a dealer (Harley-Davidson of Racine), he too drives the car using Dealer plates. This Daytona is likely the only one in the world that has never been registered!

1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe
Owner: Glenn Hanke, Franksville, Wis.
This very early Ferrari is one of the first models produced and built by Enzo Ferrari as a domestic road car rather than a pure race car. This was the factory’s first true grand tourer. Only 37 of these 2.0-liter V-12 166 Inters were built from 1948 through 1950. This model was replaced by the 2.3-liter 195 Inter and 2.6-liter 212 in 1951.This first-ever Ferrari GT debuted at the Paris Motor Show in October, 1949. It was an elegant design by Touring of Milan who had previously created a number of similar Ferrari and Alfa Romeo models. Customer sales soon started, with the 166 Inters becoming the first Ferraris purchased by the general public for road use rather than the race track. Today, Mr. Hanke’s car is one the very few of this model still in existence and in excellent running condition.

1952 212 Inter Ghia Coupe
Owner: David Nelson, Sharon Center, Ohio.
This right-hand-drive 212 was the 1951 Turin Show car. It has an aluminum alloy body, a V-12 engine with three carburetors, and is one of only 12 cars produced in this body style. One of these 12 models was purchased new by Argentina’s president Juan Peron. It was known that Evita rode shotgun with Juan on many occasions and considered the 212 Inter to be her favorite road car!