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Ferrari Happenings
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Ascari Jubilee Meeting at Italauto
by Henk J. Brouwer (‘nJoy Photography)
*31.10.03
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Ascari is the supporters' club of the Ferrari Club Nederland with its own committee. Ascari members assist at events of the club; they man checkpoints in rallies and watch over the cars during lunches, etc. On October 25th, 2003 it was 12½ years since the first Ascari Meeting was organized and so a Jubilee Meeting was organized at Italauto in Achterveld (Mid-Holland). It was combined with quite a few activities, like driving a Ferrari, sniffing around in the workshop of Italauto and a photo contest.

It was a memorable day for these members and their guests. It started at 10:00am with signing on and the organizers compiling a time sheet for the members who wanted to drive a Ferrari. It cost € 40 for 15 minutes and not surprisingly there was overwhelming interest expressed. Next there was a possibility to passenger one of the “regular” Ferrari club members.. There was plenty of interest in this activity too and it went on all day. In the workshop the Italauto mechanics explained everything about the technical aspects and restoration of Ferraris in general. There were also parts on display like complete motors, cylinder heads, etc..

* 512 BB s/n 29823 *
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* 250 Europa s/n 032EU *
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* 365 GTB Datona Prototypi s/n 10287 *
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* 246 Dino 246 GT s/n 05870 *
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* 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11915 *
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* The Shell Ferraris *
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* Hugh Garritsen - photo comp winner *
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* 365 2+2 GT *
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* F355 GT3 s/n 102825 *
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* 365 GTB4 Daytona Prototypi *
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* Testarossa s/n 87308 *
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* 365 GTB4 Daytona Prototypi s/n 10287 *
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* 512 BB s/n 38715 *
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* Photo Jury & contestants *
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* F355 Berlinetta s/n 101345 *
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* Kees van Stokkum - Italauto Boss & host *
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In the afternoon the event was transferred to the cottage itself, where we all had lunch. This part of the event consisted of buying and selling collectibles, like scale-models, books, magazines, posters and photos. Some memorabilia donated by Ferrari Club members was also given away.To end up, everybody could enter three photos they had taken in a competition which was divided in three categories:

1. Historical races - Dutch participant
2. Historical races - V12 Ferrari(s)
3. Historical races - free.

The winning photos will be published in a calendar next year. I entered three photos, one in each category. All of them were taken at Shell historics meetings, two at Brands Hatch in 2002 and one during the AvD Old-timer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. I won Categories 1 and 3 and received a honourable mention in 2. That’s why I do all this (I think)… The prizewinners were announced at the end of the event and afterwards the Chairman of the Ascari group thanked the photo jury and Kees van Stokkum of Italauto for his hospitality, after that you could go home or stay for further chat.

For now this was the last event for me so I can hibernate until there’s something going on again in the world of Ferraris…


 
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