Ferraris flock to the Petersen Museum for the F40’s 30th anniversary

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Petersen Enzo Ferrari Tribute Brandan Gillogly

The Petersen Museum hosted the eighth Annual Enzo Ferrari Tribute on February 23. This year’s celebration marked the 30th anniversary of the Ferrari F40, one of the purest drivers’ cars the brand has ever produced. To celebrate the occasion, four F40 owners drove their bright-red race chariots to a prominent place atop the Petersen’s parking deck where they were the guests of honor.

More than 100 Ferraris were in attendance, but all Italian brands were welcome. In addition to the Ferrari V-8s and V-12s—there were a couple of flat-12s as well—Italian two-, four-, and six-cylinder engines could also be heard sputtering and trumpeting to life as Moto Guzzi, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo attendees rounded out the display. We also spotted at least two Maseratis.

Petersen Enzo Ferrari Tribute
Brandan Gillogly
Petersen Enzo Ferrari Tribute
Brandan Gillogly

Petersen Enzo Ferrari Tribute
Brandan Gillogly
Petersen Enzo Ferrari Tribute
Brandan Gillogly

For the Ferrari fiend, the show had a truly breathtaking variety. From a 308 GT4 and other more practical grand-touring 2+2s to modern shooting brakes and classic 12-cylinder GTOs, Testarossas, and every modern flavor of V-8 mid-engine supercar, there was something worth drooling over for everyone. You’d be hard-pressed to find such a stunning display of Italian sports cars at any show short of a concours, and this show was free!

Petersen Museum members at the show were treated to early museum access before the building opened to the public. The Ferrari Tribute began at 8:00 a.m. and, like lots of morning car shows, had cars leaving by 9:45–10:00 a.m., so it paid to show up early. If you’re in the Los Angeles area or plan on visiting, make sure to visit the Petersen Museum website to keep up with current events so you don’t miss out on rare sights like this one.

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