There has been a particular sound in the background in Barga this weekend making people pick up their ears as they tried to work out just what it was. First thing in the morning and then again towards the evening it could be heard in the Barga Giardino area centred around the historic Hotel Villa Moorings.
It was the unmistakable sound of high-performance cars arriving and leaving the hotel in convoy. To be precise, 11 Ferraris all belonging to a group of Dutch Ferrari enthusiasts who were using the hotel as a base for trips out into Tuscany before returning this morning to their native Holland.
The group were all members of an online community called the Ferrarichat which organises trips and community events.
As you can hear in the interview recorded below ( in English) the group arrived in 11 Ferraris dating from the 70s right through to the latest version coming out from the Scuderia Ferrari.
“Piene Velocita Italia” FerrariChat Italiatrip 2012 (16-22 mei 2012)
henkie & CorMondial met mijn 360 modena (Cor’s 360 spider aankoop gebeurde later.. anders was hij echt niet te houden geweest)
Erik Souvlaki & Martin omd78 met de 360 spider F1
Onno Jazzyo & Harald met de 550 maranello (458 wordt helaas later in de maand)
Robin360 & Monica met de 360 modena F1
Jeffrey (spyker007) & Carolien met de 328gts
Hans & Michiel met de 308gt4
Fred (328gts1987) & Wilma met de F430 spider F1
Pieter Hol & Els met de 456 gt
Mike Law & Suuz met de 360 spider (Challenge Stradale blijft thuis vanwege het mooie weer)
Maurik & Paulus348 met de F430 F1 their site is here
Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of luxury and wealth. – wikipedia