The 2015 Cavallino Classic

Posted on March 4, 2015.

The Mohringer Dino S/N 9834 was overall concours winner

Report and pics courtesy of John Elliott:

A visit to Florida in January is a pleasant alternative to the snow and cold in the UK. I have been attending the Cavallino Classic for the past 9 years or so. Flying from Manchester to Orlando avoids the frantic nature of Heathrow and after picking up a hire car we drive to the coast at Cocoa Beach for our first night before heading south the next day on Interstate 95 to Palm Beach.

The Classic is a small concours compared to the huge crowds in Monterey during August. It is intimate and very friendly and usually has a good turnout of older cars on the lawns in front of the large Breakers Hotel.

In addition there is a track day down at the Palm Beach International Raceway.

Six 375 MM Barchettas were on display at the Saturday Concours plus the 375 MM PF Special (S/N 0402AM) of Jon Shirley which in 2014 had been overall winner at the Pebble Beach Concours. Other delights included a recently restored yellow 250 TR (S/N 0724TR), 1959 25 LWB TdF Berlinetta (S/N 1519GT), a fine yellow 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (S/N 3337GT), plus a large collection of early 250 Europas.

The morning judging was interrupted by a sharp shower of rain as a cold front passed through but this did not seem to deter the enthusiasm of the spectators nor the efforts of the judging teams. The overall Concours winner was the 1965 166P/206P Dino (S/N 0834) of Andreas Mohringer which for many years had been in the care of Harry Leventis.

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