Inaugural Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival Impresses

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1959 Ferrari 410 SA, winner of the SCM Spirit of Enthusiasm Award
Saratoga Springs, New York–The Inaugural Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York, September 10-12 found a ready audience and a rich first year field of exceptional Ferraris.

A Ferrari Concours, featured automobiles and guests from Ferrari’s North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.), a N.A.R.T. racing discussion, exhibition of historic racing images by Tom Burnside and a tour of the Adirondack-Lake George area were all first year additions to the popular Wine & Food Festival, as well as the support of the Italian Trade Commission whose participation raised the three day event to a new level.

Featured Ferraris included former Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach and Amelia Island winners, the 1965 Le Mans-winning Ferrari 250LM—the last Ferrari to win Le Mans—and other notable special bodied and competition Ferraris.

The Sports Car Market Spirit of Enthusiasm Award was presented to the 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica of Peter Kalikow, which previously earned Best of Show at Villa d’Este in 2006. Dr. Aniello Mussela, Italian Trade Commissioner to the United States, made the presentation. Best of Show Competizione was presented to the Ferrari 250LM of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and Best of Show Stradale to the 1957 Ferrari 4.9 Superfast of Lee Herrington.

Other outstanding Ferraris included the 275GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spyder originally driven at Sebring by Denise McCluggage and Pinkie Rollo and driven on the Fall Ferrari Festival Tour by McCluggage with N.A.R.T. mechanic Francois Sicard, who presented the Ferrari for owner Larry Auriana.

The N.A.R.T. Spyder, the first of only ten built, won the award for the Best Open Ferrari, while the Ferrari 360 Modena of Joe Barry of New York City won Best Closed Ferrari.

A 250GT Lusso presented by Paul Russell won the award for Best Finish. The 365GTB/4 Daytona of Roshan Siva received the award for Best Interior. Siva, of Castleton, Vermont, also won the Griot’s Garage Award for the Best Ferrari Driven to the Event for his Ferrari F40. Competition Ferraris of Larry Auriana and Peter Sachs won the Luigi Chinetti Award—Auriana, N.A.R.T. Ferrari 512M—and the Pininfarina Wine Award—Sachs, N.A.R.T. Ferrari 365P2.

A special exhibit presented the Ferrari P3/4 and P/5 Pininfarina of James Glickenhaus.

Story by Leigh Dorrington; photo by Tom Sullivan

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