A glorious Ferrari 315/335 spyder presented by Cavallino Investments was successfully awarded the Spirit of the 1000 Miglia trophy at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by Francesca Parolin, General Manager of 1000 Miglia organization.
Honored as Best of Show, Concours de Sport at the event, the Ferrari Spyder was modified twice during the 1950s. In 1957 1000 Miglia, Count Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips drove this 315 S specification Ferrari spyder to second place. Following the 1000 Miglia, the car was further upgraded to 335 specifications and later competed at the 24hr Le Mans driven by Mike Hawthorn and the Cuban Grand Prix driven by Stirling Moss.
The 1000 Miglia organization commented said:
“We are grateful to Brian and Kimberly Ross of Cavallino Investments for showing such an important touchstone of 1000 Miglia and Scuderia Ferrari history at the Amelia Concours. The Spirit of the 1000 Miglia trophy recognizes cars that are either eligible for the race or as in this case a car that participated
ofthe original races between 1927 and 1957. Our presence in the USA includes joint celebrations at shows such as the Amelia Island Concours and in Monterey, as well as, the organization of Warm Up and rally competitions in the USA. We plan to return to the Washington DC area this fall for our second 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA and that will also include several days of rally competition.
“We congratulate Bill Warner the Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours for the wonder assembly of vehicles for the 24th annual event. It has been an honourto work with Bill and the team on a vision we share for celebrating the past and future of the automobile.”
Mark Gessler, Registro 1000 Miglia Scientific Advisor, HVA co-founder and former FIVA Technical Commission Chairman, served as judge for the Spirit of the 1000 Miglia trophy. He was joined by Paolo Tomaselli who serves as manager of the Registro 1000 Miglia.