Helen and I are in Toronto for the Ferrari Club of America Meet.  On Thursday, there was a Concours of incredible Ferraris from past and present.  The Concours was at the Eagle’s Nest Golf Course in Richmond Hill.  Today, we’re going on a Rally to Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Hopefully the weather holds out.

Last night, we were enjoying Remo Ferri’s hospitality.  Remo owns Ferrari of Ontario, and is the major sponsor for this year’s meet.  The reception was at his Ferrari dealership in Toronto.  Remo spoke for a few minutes to the group and explained that Ferrari has had to change and evolve over the years, and the current economic and environmental issues are driving changes now.  I will have to look more into this, but I recall reading about an EU law coming into effect that requires all automobile manufacturers to have a specific fuel consumption/emissions target that is much more aggressive than ever before.  Ferrari has announced it is building a hybrid that should hit the market around 2015.   Remo also said that to survive, Ferrari must produce more cars.  I have mixed feelings about this.  The brand is special because the cars are unique and relatively rare.  Mass production leads to lowest-common-denominator cars.  I hope that never happens with Ferrari.

Anyhow, I don’t know why I’m up at 3am, so I used this free time to post some of my pix from the Concours to flickr.  Seeing 2 F430 Scuderias, an Enzo and an F40 together was a sight to behold.  Those are just incredibly beautiful cars, and each different in it’s own way.

Our Rally ends at a vinard in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Helen and I are going to stay in Niagara Falls for a night, then head to Mosport early on Saturday morning for some fun on the track.  Can’t wait!

mJm

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