Ferrari is crossing the Andes – Ferrari event in Punta Del Este in October 2016
“Ferrari Incontro” Punta Del Este will be the most important car event in the history of South America. Punta Del Este considered the Saint-Tropez of the region, will receive travelers with a setting of beauty and glamor.
Punta Del Este will host the FIRST FERRARI ENCOUNTER between the 27th and 30th October, organized by clubs and Ferrari importers Maranello brand of Chile and Argentina.
During the four-day encounter the Ferrari team will exhibited their engine powers along the main avenues and coastline of Punta Del Este.
The meeting will bring together more than 40 “Cavallino Rampante” cars at the Uruguayan world famous resort, becoming the largest gathering of Ferrari. The largest Ferrari Event in Punta Del Este ever.
Different models will make up the caravan, with the F430 and 458 coming from Italy some have new features with the latest releases of the brand.
Ferrari fans will depart on 24th October from Chile starting the journey, planning to reach the Uruguayan border through Argentina, and ending it in Uruguay in Punta Del Este on the 27th.
The adventurous drivers will cross the Andes through the International Path “Los Libertadores” reaching the city of Mendoza in Argentina. There the caravan will tour the cars through the city and continue their way to Buenos Aires.
During the tour from Chile to Uruguay, drivers will visit exclusive dining places like Bodega Septima 1884 and in Argentina the restaurants of the renowned chef Francis Mallmann Zero and Morena.
The route from Buenos Aires to Uruguay will be by water and land to the enchanted city of Colonia. Once there, drivers will get back on to vehicles and head to Montevideo along route 1, arriving for a great welcome at the Hotel Sofitel in the luxurious neighborhood of Carrasco.
Drivers will then head to Punta Del Este in the afternoon, where the first Ferrari South American meeting will be held.
On Sunday October 30th, the last day of the meeting the Ferrari fans will have a closing ceremony at the famous port of Punta Del Este before departing.
The response has been excellent, many sponsors are collaborating and many partners and car owners from various South American Ferrari clubs have shown interest in participating. The organizers hope to raise between 36 and 40 vehicles from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay and Chile
It will not be the first time the Ferrari cross the Andes, last year, there was already a caravan that revolutionized the province of Mendoza in Argentina.
Fifteen exclusive Ferrari from different eras were in Mendoza on an unprecedented journey across the Andes. In total, the Italian sports brand traveled a distance of 3,000 kilometers marked by mountain roads and scenic landscapes. The caravan moved through the towns of Penitents, Uspallata, Potrerillos, Tunuyan and Valledeuco to reach the city of Mendoza Argentina. The three-day itinerary included visits to historical sites, cultural centers, vineyards and typical gastronomic spaces.
It was after this first rally outside Chile during 2015 that this idea was born motivated by the passion to promote the largest continental car brand and to establish connections in the region.
Their success in that first rally was what motivated them to plan the biggest brand continental meeting in Punta Del Este.
Robert Brusel – President of the Ferrari Club in Chile said; “Ferrari is a brand with an unmistakable story. With this activity we seek to show the automotive heritage that Ferrari has given us Ferrari and it has certainly outlined the development of the industry worldwide,”
These events bring together Ferrari car owners usually held in different parts of the world. The Guinness record in took place in North Europe, when in 2012 Ferrari brought together 964 vehicles of the Italian brand in the British circuit of Silverstone. The previous record achieved in 2008 in Japan, where they managed to gather 490 Ferrari in the famous Fuji Speedway. A year earlier, also at Silverstone, they gathered 385 Ferrari.
There is an excellent great expectation, as they have shown interest in participating in the event clubs of various South American countries. Vehicles from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay and Chile will be present.
Mary Ann Thompson