Although even the least car focused general public know the name Ferrari, but somehow I suspect that many don’t quite understand the passion that enthusiasts feel for the cars that Enzo built. There are people out there who just can’t grasp why people are so upset about the Ferrari that was banged up in Toronto earlier this week. They just don’t get it. Even young enthusiasts, who get that the car is beautiful, ferocious and rare probably don’t truly appreciate the history behind the car.
The folks at Petrolicious have made some pretty great videos over the past couple of years, but their newest is the best for many reasons. The automotive subject is 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO chassis number 5571. The first of only three built with this body style. A car that won at Daytona, Sebring and Nassau and was driven by the legendary Phil Hill, among others. In this film, Phil’s son Derek, also an accomplished racer, speaks about the car and drives it on a suitably spectacular road. Hill’s narrative is passionate and informative, but the real treat here is seeing and hearing the GTO in motion, from many different angles.
I encourage you to pass today’s first video on to them. Tell them to turn up the volume and watch it full screen on the largest monitor they can find. Help them understand.
If this doesn’t light your fire, then you don’t have one.