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Ferrari Takes Center Stage at 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

Image: Kenneth Midgett

2021 Ferrari Class: Road Cars Winner — 1951 Ferrari 340 America; Owned by Kevin Cogan.
Image: Patrick Tremblay

Ferrari will have a large presence at this year’s Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, held from October 14 to 16. The three-day event concludes with the Concours d’Elegance and its headlining Gathering of the Greats – Ferrari Edition. Held on the closed streets of downtown Chattanooga’s West Village, the Gathering of the Greats display will be set up at the back of the Westin Chattanooga Hotel and can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The group of 18 Ferraris set for display range from model years 1952 to 2003 and include a 1952 212 Inter Cabriolet by Pinin Farina and 1958 250 GT Drogo Coupe — both represent the only one of their kind produced. Other Ferraris expected include a 1959 410 Superamerica, a 1960 250 GT Short-Wheelbase Competition Berlinetta and a one-of-two 1966 365 P Tre Posti.

Bob Bodin’s 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta. Image: Courtesy of The Commerce Ave Collection

“Each car has a story, and on Sunday a docent tour will provide stories on several of the cars. Additionally, most owners will be around the show area and often generously share stories about their cars. You won’t want to miss hearing about the mysterious construction magnate who entered his new Ferrari in a 1,000-km race on a whim and took a third in his class. The owner’s later disappearance after a government investigation into the source of his income is a staple of Ferrari folklore,” said Steve Ahlgrim, the Ferrari curator for the Festival.

Furthermore, four of Ferrari’s halo supercar models will be on sight at the Gathering of the Greats, including a 1985 288 GTO, 1992 F40, 1995 F50 and 2003 Enzo.

“The Supercars are produced in small quantities and are allocated to Ferrari’s best clients. Many consider it a thrill to see a single example. Seeing the display of several could make a lifelong memory,” added Ahlgrim.

Kevin Cogan’s 2003 Ferrari Enzo.
Image: Courtesy of The Cogan Collection

Spectators will also witness many of these Ferraris travel from the Westin Chattanooga Hotel to the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend where they will run parade laps. The cars taking part will be making the trek mid-day on Saturday.

You can find the full event details and the show schedule here