Gathering of Ferraris to attempt new record at Silverstone race track in the UKEnlarge Photo
A record gathering of Ferrari supercars is expected to descend upon the Silverstone race track in the UK this weekend, and in the process get a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. The number to beat stands at 490 cars, which was achieved at Japan’s Fuji Speedway back in 2008.
For the new record, organizers are hoping to see more than 1,000 of the Prancing Horses take to the track, up from the 600 that had registered
as of June of this year.
The record-breaking attempt will be taking place during the latest Ferrari Racing Days event, and will even be attended by Felipe Massa. In fact, the Formula 1 driver will be leading the record parade of Ferraris behind the wheel of a 458 Spider.
The attempt has been organized by Ferrari together with help from the British Ferrari Owners' Club, the same club that organized a record gathering of 60 Ferrari F40s
at the Silverstone track back in July. It will take place on Saturday, September 15.
In addition to having a lot of fun, organizers are hoping to raise funds for the charity group BEN, which helps those who have previously worked in the auto industry. Ferrari will be donating 5 pounds (approximately $8) for each car that takes part in the attempt.
Stay tuned for an update.