Ferrari of Houston Dealership Tour

Ferrari of Houston Dealership Tour

Houston
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 10:00am
Houston
Texas

 

If you missed our first event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, you missed a great one!  25 of your fellow MBCA-Houston members, including a few friends, took advantage of touring one of the most extraordinary Ferrari Dealerships in the US. Extraordinary because it is the only dealership in the US that has built and sponsored three winning Ferrari’s at Le Mans! But more on that later. The Ferrari of Houston folks treated us like royalty, with breakfast snacks, coffee and a ‘made in Italy’ genuine leather Ferrari credit card holder gift. We initially met in the Ferrari showroom amongst about 12-13 gleaming Ferraris of all different colors and models, and social distancing was key. One of those Ferrari’s was incredibly special in that it was one of only two ever produced.  It was a special addition ENZO Ferrari which was just sold to a client for $3,000,000! That is US dollars, not Italian liras!

Next, we were ushered into Ferrari of Houston’s service department.  There again were many Ferraris of all different colors, shapes, ages, and states of repair. Two Ferrari’s were on lifts. And while their front ends were intact, the rear end/fenders, engine and transmission had been removed, so all you were looking at was a tubular frame with some wires and hoses hanging down. One thing you had to admire about this dealership was the organization and cleanliness of their services departments.

Our tour ended in the racing department where all the racing Ferraris are built, set-up to spec or repaired, as necessary. This dealership sponsors two different classes of racing, one for professional racing and one for amateur racing. RIIS Competizione is the professional class and the one that won Le Mans three times. And Challenge Racing, LLC is for amateur racing.  Either way, this dealership has three huge, red 18-wheelers that will take your Ferrari, along with a pit crew of 4 to 5 mechanics, to your race destination and set up the car for that particular track. All you have to do is hop on a plane to the race destination, race your Ferrari, then hop on a plane to return home. It’s that simple because this dealership is equipped to do it all for you, like I said, they are extraordinary!

Sorry if you couldn’t make this event, you missed a good one. But take heart, the folks at Ferrari of Houston said if we ever wanted another tour, they’d love to have us back.  So, in the future, if we ever have enough interest, we could return to tour this extraordinary dealership once again.

Ken Stuntz,

Treasurer

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