Ferrari celebrates its 70th birthday with convoy through Wilmslow

Ferrari's celebrated its 70th Birthday in style at Capesthorne Hall on Tuesday, 1st August.

At around 8am, Capesthorne Hall was greeted by the sound of glorious Ferrari V12's.

Stratstone were thrilled to have a black LaFerrari joined by two LaFerrari Aperta and a LaFerrari Aperta.

As time progressed from morning to the afternoon, a selection of more Ferrari supercars arrived, including a Ferrari Enzo, named after Enzo Ferrari, founder of Ferrari, alongside a modern LaFerrari.

The event officially opened to the public at 2pm, up until this point Ferrari owners kept arriving in an array of models from the iconic 70-year history, which soon filled up the lawn in front of Capesthorne Hall.

Despite the weather changing from dry overcast, to heavy rain, to glorious sunshine, it didn't stop the owners and public turning out in force.

Throughout the morning and afternoon, each car was stickered with a number, in preparation for the parade through Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.

Around 3.30pm, owners gathered for an impressive photo surrounding the LaFerrari Aperta provided by Ferrari. Shortly after, owners started their engines and proceeded in numerical order in convoy to depart Capesthorne Hall and head for Stratstone Wilmslow Ferrari.

Led by the three LaFerrari Aperta examples, and the LaFerrari, the Ferrari convoy, which included 84 cars, departed Capesthorne Hall. Along the route, members of the public gathered at the side of the road, from office windows, cafes, restaurants and various vantage points to witness the parade.

On arrival, each of the 84 Ferrari models parked up within the grounds of the Ferrari Wilmslow service centre, with many of the owners attending a three-course dinner within the showroom, rounding off the 70th Anniversary celebrations with the unveiling of the all-new Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Guests were joined by Ferrari racing driver Sam Smeeth.

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