Grab your cameras, phones and whatever other recording devices if you’re heading out this weekend. Because we reckon our island is going to quite be an amazing spectacle, especially for petrol heads. Come Sunday, Singapore will see a massive parade of over 100 Ferraris, both old and new, driving across scenic spots in the country.
Don’t worry, it’s not a migration of Prancing Horses to greener pastures. This large gathering of Ferrari cars and owners/collectors is how Singapore, thanks to distributors Ital Auto and the Ferrari Owners Club Singapore, is celebrating the Italian automaker’s 70th anniversary this year — joining its European counterparts the likes of Spain, Denmark and the UK in the festivities.
And to further add to the celebrations, other than providing a visual and audio feast, organisers of the Ferrari 70th Anniversary Parade on August 20 also hope to make history by having the largest gathering of Ferraris for the Singapore Book of Records.
At the event, fans can gather at the F1 Pit Building from 2pm to flag off the convoy at 3pm, where the cars will go on a 70km drive around Singapore, including Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Padang, Esplanade Bridge, Singapore Changi Airport and Holland Road. The convoy will then congregate once again at the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach hotel. After which, the supercars will be open for public viewing from 5pm to 9pm.
Fans, keep your eyes peeled for the La Ferrari Aperta, a limited edition spider version of the LaFerrari, while other models in the parade will include the F308, F308 QV, F355, 575M, F365 BB, F430, Testarossa, 458 Speciale A, F12tdf and the tailor-made SG50 F12berlinetta.
The Ferrari 70th Anniversary Parade is one of the events organised by Ital Auto to celebrate this milestone for the brand. Earlier this week, a gala dinner was held at Gardens by the Bay for Ferrari owners in Singapore, with a tantalising dinner prepared by some of the country’s best chefs including Justin Quek, Erik Gustaffson, Dave Pynt and Janice Wong.
Additionally, the Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific will return to Singapore on September 15-17 in support of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, where fans will get to witness some adrenaline-filled racing action on the Marina Bay street circuit.