Forty years ago a Ferrari 250 GTO Reunion was held in France to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first year of construction and racing of the Ferrari 250 GTO. That Reunion was organized by the late Jess G. Pourret the author of the important 1977 book La Légende Ferrari 250 GT Compétition which ignited a strong collector interest in these rare and unusual cars which endures unabated to this day.
The 60th Anniversary Reunion took place last week in the United States and utilized two superb hotels, the Primland Resort in Virginia and Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. The participants drove their GTOs over fine local roads for five days, including laps at Virginia International Raceway, and enjoyed excellent lunches, beautiful dinners, fine wines and warm fellowship.
There were fifteen 250 GTOs at the Reunion, each slightly different in detail. These included four of the seven different-bodied and mechanically updated 1964 models and one of the two earlier GTOs with four-liter motors. Two of the participants had owned their GTOs for over 40 years and one had acquired his just four months before the Reunion.
Not all 250 GTOs are red as some owners have chosen to restore their car to its original color or a color identified with their car at a famous racing success in the 1960s, and often wearing the race numbers used for these important wins.
The 60th 250 GTO Reunion was professionally and enthusiastically organized by Canossa Events with the active guidance of five owners whose experience covered all the prior Reunions. The Reunion also benefitted from the champagne support of Moët & Chandon, which has been involved in almost all the prior Reunions, as well as excellent wines from Kistler Vineyards and Three Sticks.
And now we will show you some of the other GTOs at the 60th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GTO Reunion.