Alessandro Pier Guidi joins Ferrari as official driver

Follow a discussion about the Ferrari WEC 2017 Saison HERE at the board

Maranello, 19 February 2017 – Ferrari has reached a technical and racing agreement with Alessandro Pier Guidi. The Italian driver will compete in the 2017 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) pairing up with James Calado in the 488 GTE no. 51 managed on the track by the AF Corse team.

Pier Guidi will thus join the other official Ferrari GT race drivers.

Alessandro Pier Guidi was born in Tortona on 18 December 1983 and for over 10 years has been one of the top drivers on the GT racing scene. He has over 200 races under his belt with more than 30 victories, the most prominent being the 2014 24 Hours of Daytona in the GTD class at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia.

NEWS – FCD Racing Series 2017

See more Details and talk about it HERE at the event board

Two classes: “Racing Class” and a “GLP Class”. Racing stands for high speed in all classes with original Ferraris, without the FIA rules, made for Gentlemen Drivers. GLP is regularity for all street legal Ferraris.

Calendar for our first season 2017:

1. Lauf 25.05.-28.05. Invitation-Race International GT, SPA
2. Lauf 09.06.-10.06. XL Motorsport, Nürburgring
3. Lauf 17.08.-20.08. Race2 during the 24 hours of Zolder
Entry-Fee will be arround 1.000 Euros for Single-Race; Non-Member.
With the last date race we realy have a very special highlight we can offer to you. beeing part of the frame program during the 24 hours will be something special for all of us and a perfect closing-race as well!

For all events we will have:

2×20 Minutes Quali
2×30 Minutes Race

We need your support and are looking forward to welcome supprters and drivers to our new RacingSeries!

Original Ferrari brass commemorative plaque for the participants of the Historic Challenge 1996

See more about Ferrari Challenge Memorabilia HERE at the Challenge board

Heavy brass plate with a small Ferrari sign, engraved are the racetracks of Spa, Nürburgring and Mugello.

Street legal Ferrari F355 Challenge

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Thanks to Olivier, great looking Ferrari

Original Ferrari 360 GT Michelotto document holder In leather by schedoni

Interested? See more here at the Ferrari Challenge Parts Marketplace

The class of 1993 – German Ferrari 348 Challenge with the Nr. 1 VIP car from Ferrari Germany

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Show us your period Challenge pictures…

1996 Ferrari 355 Challenge for sale in Belgium

See the discussion about the car here at the Ferrari Challenge board http://www.fchgt.com/forum/

More Challenge cars for sale http://www.fchgt.com/cars-for-sale-3/

Direkt link to the sale

Asking is EUR 175.000,–

The F355 Challenge flanked the 348 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge for the 1995 season. Once again, the engine was strictly a production one and the very limited modifications were confined to the exhaust system, the clutch, the slick tyres and obligatory racing safety equipment (roll cage, six-point safety harness, fire extinguisher, front two hook and electric circuit breaker). The F355 Challenge continued competing until 2000 when it was joined by the 360 Challenge which replaced it the following year.

Our Ferrari F355 Challenge raced in the official West European Challenge for the famous Garage Francorchamps. Thanks to good preservation the car remains in very original condition retaining all features specific to the Challenge configuration. The car was very well maintained and serviced during the years and only drove occasionally during trackdays. The car is delivered with 2 extra sets of wheels and is ready to drive. Please inquire for more information.

Ferrari 360 GT Drawing from Michael Edwards

American le mans series jmb team u.s.a. 2003 ferrari f360 gt-2.

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The Macari / Newey Ferrari F430 GT2 LM

Seen at Joes workshop in London

See more about the fantastic Ferrari GTs HERE at the board

Bonhams Auction Amelia Island – 1990 FERRARI 348 TS CHALLENGE

Talk about the car HERE at the Challenge board

Direct link to the Bonhams auction

From the Evergreen Historic Automobile Collection
1990 Ferrari 348 TS Challenge
VIN. ZFFFG36AXL0086947
Engine no. 23930

3,405 cc DOHC V8 Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
300 bhp at 7,200 rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes with ABS

*An original, low-mileage 348 Challenge car
*Only 27,155 miles recorded
*Two owners from new
*Past Ferrari Concours prize winner
*Supplied with its original street equipment, racing kit, and tools

THE FERRARI 348

Ferrari’s Type 348 was introduced in late 1989 as the successor to the 328, and as with the latter, was offered in both closed and open form. Both the TB coupe, or Transversale Berlinetta, and its Targa-roofed sibling TS Spider were constructed on a steel monocoque, making it the first Ferrari to comply with new international crash testing standards.

In 1993, the Dutch Ferrari Club created the “348 Challenge” for owners of this model, and other Ferrari Clubs quickly followed suit. Owners could purchase special safety equipment packages and go racing against other mechanically-identical, street-legal cars. 59 cars participated in the final 1993 contest at Mugello, Italy, and the single-model race idea expanded to Western Europe, Japan, and the United States the following year. The series continued until the model was replaced by the 355.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Ferrari 348 TS Challenge was fitted with a “Challenge Kit” in 1993 and proved very competitive in the hands of its original owner, Kurt Carlson of Rockport, Illinois, from 1994 through 1996. Carlson drove this car at many Challenge series events, including the 1994 World Final at Mugello. He twice scored podium finishes at the former Moroso Motorsports Park in Florida. Registered to the Meredith Alice Carlson Trust, it was awarded a Platinum Concours trophy at Cavallino. This car was acquired in 2012 by the Evergreen Historic Automobile Collection in Lebanon, Missouri, and placed on static display. It was last fully serviced in 2010, but re-commissioned with new fluids in November 2016 and has been driven fewer than 10 miles since. Its odometer indicates a total of 27,155 mile, and is described as in very good original condition with all systems working properly.

Liveried in Ferrari Red over tan leather, it is supplied with its original seats, factory air conditioning, and seat belts, which were put back in the car for street use. It includes its tool roll, original racing seats, competition belts and roll cage. Only a few hundred 348s ever saw a race track; this example would be welcomed at any Ferrari club track event or Concours.

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