FCA 2016 Annual Meet
Begins: Jun 18, 2016
Ends: Jun 22, 2016
After 21 years, the Club is returning to Columbus, Ohio and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 2016 International Meet! We enthusiastically invite you and your family to join us in Columbus, Ohio from June 18-22, 2016 for this magnificent set of events. Come enjoy our hospitality and one of the most technically challenging race tracks in the country.
Meet Theme: Honoring the 275 and its 50th Anniversary in 2016.
Host hotel: Columbus Hilton Polaris, 614-885-1600. They are taking reservations now. Tell them you are with the FCA to get a discount and be in our room block.
Mercato: Present at various events at the host hotel, Concours, and maybe the track as well. Members can buy parts, accessories, clothing, books, art work, and specialty items related to all things Ferrari from a variety of vendors.
Concours: Sunday June 19, at Brookside Golf and Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. We are partnering with Ronald McDonald House and will open to an exclusive public audience for the first time in Club history. We are expecting over 800 people in total. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for RMH through their invited guests to the Concours. Members will enjoy a buffet lunch in the Club House; RMH guests will enjoy lunch under a tent by the display of cars.
Track events: Driver’s School Monday June 20 and track days June 21-22, held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. We expect 75-125 track drivers. We may have either the Ferrari Challenge or the Challenge Club Racing drivers join us and conduct a race of their own.
Competitive Rally: Monday June 20. This rally features questions and prizes for a good time; it is not a TSD (time, speed, distance) rally. We expect 100-200 participants to enjoy a rally to remember through Central Ohio and Amish country. We’ll have a second goody bag with special treats for the participants.
Pleasure Drive: Tuesday June 21. We expect 50-125 participants. The route will go through scenic Ohio in and around Columbus, Ohio. Seminars: Presentations about the Cincinnati Gang, a group of Championship winning Ferrari drivers in the ‘50s plus sponsor and potentially other topics.
Awards Banquet: Tuesday June 21 at the Columbus Hilton Polaris hotel with 275 people expected. Includes an auction to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Sponsors to date: WeatherTech, Shell, Pirelli, Penfolds, Ferrari North America, My Yacht Group, Passport Transport, UBS Detroit, Valentia, Catalyst Exhibits, Studio 47, Ferrari Market Letter. Host Chapter: Ohio (and Kentucky). Additional Annual Meet registration information will be posted at a later date.