The ‘Ferrari Club Of America’ Hill Country Chapter hosted a memorable USGP Reception at the “Austin Country Club” in Austin, Texas during the evening of October 20, 2017. The exclusive evening celebrated the festivities that Formula 1 brings to the United States with the US Grand Prix that has appeal for the thrill seekers of Ferrari owners and Scuderia Ferrari fans.
The attendees were encouraged to bring their own Ferraris. The display of the first-class of the unique and rare models of Ferrari were the main attraction of the majestic night at the entrance the “Austin Country Club” where guests and fans enjoyed the delightful display of the premium automobiles such as LaFerrari, the timeless 275GTS, 250LM, and 488GTD models, a beautiful white 458 Aperta, and not to mention the marvellous display of the astonishing racing Ferrari vehicle from Risi Competizione of Houston.
The stunning evening kicked off at 7 PM, with cocktails and entertainment by the international touring guitarist Gabriel Santiago and his trio; the music was delightful with tunes of jazz and Latin sounds. Rare posters, prints, and automotive art from Automotive memorabilia collector and vendor, Jacques Vaucher were exhibited in the venue’s Hancock room. The automotive artist Kevin Paige auctioned off eight original artworks that were damaged during Hurricane Harvey when his studio flooded to benefit the Houston Food Bank. In addition, a fascinating F1 tire and rim were also part of the auction to benefit the children and the School for the Blind.
The ballroom lobby was decorated with impressive floral arrangements of red roses, petals, and candles. The ballroom was decorated in red and black, and we can’t ignore the distinctive dinner which included mixed grill of tenderloin, bacon wrapped jalapeno apricot quail, and shrimp diablo, a tasteful and perfect choice. The fascinating reception to celebrate Formula 1 in the US at the “Austin Country Club” was indeed extraordinary.
The president of the Ferrari Club of America, Hill Country Chapter “Andy Fish” said to Yenis Monterrey (Writer): “The Pirelli tire ended up going to an FCA member from LA who contributed $3000 to the children of the Texas School for the Blind and Kevin Paige raised $2100 for the Houston Food Bank.”
The Ferrari Club of America was founded in 1962 by Ferrari enthusiasts to promote restoration, driving, and the preservation of the Ferrari cars. Due to the high demand of the number of members of the Ferrari Club of America, in 1977 the organization divided the club into geographic areas to enable members to conduct events for the members at a local level.
As a member of FCA, the chapter enjoys a full year of neat and thrilling calendar events such as exciting track events, annual meetings, coffee meetings, evening dinners that often includes the participation of spouse/partners, internationally recognized Concours swap meet, banquets, rallies, many types of tours, ride-and-drive weekends, track events at racing venues across the continent, and club’s charity events. There is also access to exclusive worldwide Ferrari factory events such as auto show access, Formula One test sessions, customized Ferrari factory tours and additionally, the membership benefits program offers discounts at authorized dealerships and selected retailers, and much more.
There are great opportunities to get to know other people in your region or other areas who have an avid and fierce interest in Ferrari automobiles and are enthusiastic about sharing their experience and expertise with you. The benefits of being a member of the FCA are exceptional and chic.
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Such a fantastic event and great fundraising efforts ! Great fun with the Ferrari family.