Kwinana Courier - - Drive Way -

IT’S been 70 years since the great Enzo Fer­rari fired up the en­gine of the first car to bear his name and the ‘pranc­ing horse’ badge, and it will be cel­e­brated in Perth on Septem­ber 17 at the Ital­ian Fes­ti­val Track Dayat Barba­gallo Race­way.

“There will be a huge ar­ray of Fer­raris,” or­gan­iser Loreno Ac­ciari said.

“Many will be com­pet­ing in track events and many more will be on dis­play, along with other Ital­ian brands, such as Fiat, Lan­cia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Lam­borgh­ini.

“There will also be some mo­tor­cy­cles and scoot­ers on show: Du­catis, Laver­das, MV Agus­tas, Ves­pas and Lam­bret­tas, among oth­ers.”

No Ital­ian fes­ti­val can go with­out fine Ital­ian fare and there will be a lot of that: wood-fired pizza ovens, gelato, a cof­fee van, sweets and bis­cuits and arancini.

There will also be a sausage and burger stall run by the HQ Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

The speed events will be four-lap­pers for var­i­ous brands and the dis­play Fer­raris will be judged in a con­cours d’el­e­ganza.

Gates open at 9am, en­try is $5, free for kids, and the first on-track event is at 10.30am.

If you’d like to trot out your pranc­ing horse on the day, give Loreno a call on 9444 1809 or email aac­ciari@big­pond.

One of Enzo's early mod­els, this one from 1952... the mar­que will be out in num­bers at Barba­gallo Race­way on Septem­ber 17.

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