Cavallino Classic Track Day in Palm Beach
Another day, another track. Garage419 heads back down to Palm Beach this year to check out the Cavallino Classic Track Days at Palm Beach International Raceway. Watch as Matt sits down with Benny Caiola next to his track-beaten FXX to discuss his experiences with modern Italian cars and follow Matt around the track as he finds millions worth of Italian hardware. - Garage419
Matt Farah: Every January, hundreds of Ferrari owners and enthusiasts dissent on West Palm Beach, Florida for an event on the Cavallino Classic. Here we are at Palm Beach International Raceway, for what I think is that best part of this whole event, the track day, where these guys get out, put their helmets on, strap in and go beat the hell out of their cars in the racetrack. I am Matt Farah, and this is the Cavallino Classic.
This Episode of Garage 419 is brought to you by Friday the 13th, in theaters Friday.
Matt Farah: What we're going to do right now is take a little walk through the paddock area here at the track. I'll show you some of the beautiful, the BelluMachina, the beautiful Italian machinery we got right about here. We are starting in an appropriate area because we got the 62, 250 GTO, fewer than 40 made, it's worth about $20 million and they will run out of the track. And then of course right behind it of course, you got the brand new Alpha Male.
Honestly, one of the few cars made since this car that is more beautiful than this car. Obviously going by the name, the Cavallino Classic focuses primarily on Ferrari Maserati for male. Got it, alright, but you got some other nice little treasures here like for instance, the 1957 Jaguar XKD, the model racecar. This one, beautiful car -- unmistakable for a Jaguar XKD, really distinguished styling. And what I like about this one is a dash pack right in here, XKD 513, 1957, 24 hours of -- third place, driven by Brussin, and average speed of 110.16 miles an hour, 1957, ridicules car and the -- blue and of course, you got the knock-off mag wheels, DUNLOP patterned applied for -- with a little wire keeping the knob that come in off there when you are going on the -- top speed.
We got a little action going on, except this isn't your model T, you know all trading out a holy car for a demon or something. Here we have a cylinder head for a Ferrari 250 GT 275 or 330. A set of cylinder heads for these cars, yes. I asked this and I was dumbfounded, $18,000. If 18,000 for the cylinder head is a little too much for you, we got a lovely set of cars for your 12 cylinder Ferrari there for the bargain basement price of $12,000, no, I'm serious. Over at the champion of motorsport we have got something really special. We have got the 1994 Ferrari Formula 1 car over here, driven by Burger. And what's really nice about this car, check these out, this carbon fiber break cooling ducts on the inside of the real hubs, you can see it really nice over here. That is a nice little stuff piece right there.
Ferrari collector -- Mr. Benny Caiola.
Benny Caiola: But new Ferrari.
Matt Farah: No, Ferrari?
Benny Caiola: Only new.
Matt Farah: Okay, like -
Benny Caiola: Would like to have an old lady or young girl?
Matt Farah: I'll take multiply young girls.
Benny Caiola: It's better young girl, right?
Matt Farah: Right
Benny Caiola: So what you want to do if everybody buys old car, I don't know.
Matt Farah: Tell me about the FXX, what's it like on the racetrack?
Benny Caiola: Fantastic.
Matt Farah: Really? Is it the fastest car in the racetrack everytime?
Benny Caiola: The fastest car.
Matt Farah: Now you had a lot of different Italian cars -- Lamborghini, Ferrari --
Benny Caiola: I have all of that.
Matt Farah: What's your favorite of all the Italian cars?
Benny Caiola: Well, my favorite is the 333.
Matt Farah: Okay, so the -
Benny Caiola: That's the favorite on the track.
Matt Farah: Okay. What about on the street?
Benny Caiola: On the street, the 599.
Matt Farah: Okay, for good everyday cars?
Benny Caiola: Yeah, you could use it everyday.
Matt Farah: How is it to race with 20 of these on the racetrack?
Benny Caiola: Well, it's really not a race, it's just pleasure.
Matt Farah: It's just guys out there having fun.
Benny Caiola: It's a matter --
Matt Farah: Yeah.
Benny Caiola: I -- diving with Schumacher and then I have done ten laps, he did twelve.
Benny Caiola: Really?
Benny Caiola: Personally, he lapsed me twice.
Matt Farah: You see yourself hanging onto this one forever?
Benny Caiola: Oh, yes, you don't sell those cars.
Matt Farah: Yeah.
Benny Caiola: Car that they make only a few, you don't sell them. But these, like these, they have 40, they have 50 -- you don't sell those cars.
Matt Farah: Those were just strictly --
Benny Caiola: Because you don't sell those, you keep those.
Matt Farah: If you have to choose Ferrari or Lamborghini, just one forever, what's it going to be?
Benny Caiola: Ferrari.
Matt Farah: Ferrari, why is that? You say with this biggest smile.
Benny Caiola: Hey, with the horse, looks at the horse.
Matt Farah: Oh, it's all about the horse right there.
Benny Caiola: The bull no good, the horse is --
Matt Farah: Thanks so much Benny, really pleasure.
Benny Caiola: My pleasure.
Matt Farah: This is the most beautiful vehicle, that's actually. Thanks Benny, good talking to you.
Benny Caiola: My pleasure.
Matt Farah: I have said this couple of times in the show before but I'll say it again right now, staying next to this car really is work of art. The 1995 Ferrari F15 is my absolute all-time favorite of the super Ferraris. I'll tell you why, it's because of this. It's because the 12 cylinder that is stuck back here in the 95 F50 is actually directly related to their 1992 Formula 1 engine, okay and because of how it's mounted in the car to the carbon fiber tub, if you can actually feel this thing right up against your back when you want that out?
Also, look at the dashboard. There is no electronics, there is no radio, there is barely any heat or anything, there is no coverings in the doors, there is a real stick shift. I mean what else could you want for a real driving experience, Road Dog at its best. You got no unnecessary things. The only thing on this car is stuff that makes you go faster and a roof that comes off and what else could you want from the hyperexotic, really? This right here is a 250 Testa Rossa. The first time the word Testa Rossa was ever used to describe a Ferrari is about this very vehicle. Then over here, we got the 250 California Spider, right.
Give or take $10 million for this guy right here. Let me tell you, Ferraris could not have himself. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. Then you have got two more cars following that -- 250 GTO that we discussed earlier, that's $20 million and here the 250 LM right here and this one probably about $10 million. So that's means these four cars right here, you are probably talking $25 to $35 million worth of Ferrari awesomeness.
Another number you hear toast about a lot of the times in Ferraris in 512. This 512 Berlinetta Boxer, 512 Testa Rossa, and then right here, we've got the 512 BBLM edition. This car for me, it holds two personal records. One, this is the loudest car I've ever heard on a racetrack by leaps and bounds.
Secondly, if you come in here close and take a look at this engine, this has physically one of the largest engines I have ever seen, it's a flat 12 and it's got literally 12 -- velocity stacks on it with the air cleaner sitting on top; Ridiculously designed, very heavy, very loud. As you can tell about looking at the car, really, really ridiculously fast.
Well guys, now after spending a full day here at Palm Beach International Raceway, and listening to the -- of Ferrari engines and smelling that rubber and the race gas and this is the sight of the sounds of a couple of 100 Ferrari enthusiasts here with their cars at the track running them, now you know why I do what I do and have the best job ever, because I got to come and hang on places like this and see things like this, talk to Benny Caiola about his FXX.
And, you know what, I will see you guys next time, I am Matt Farah and I am out of here.
Cavallino Classic Track Day in Palm Beach
Areca Leaf is a Medical Characteristic Natures gift. Eco Friendly product usage helps to keep the environment clean and make the planet good to live....
Palm Beach is a mature community, known worldwide for its exceptional beauty, quality of life and character of the small town. And \'one of the most prestigious in South Florida. Henry Flagler founded the city in 1911. It \'was a founder of Standard Oil....
The typical trial attorney may see individuals from all walks of life on any given day. Almost anyone from any age group or profession or social strata might find themselves accused of a serious crime and in need of a criminal attorney. In fact, today more and more professionals find themselves accused of a white-collar crime or being called to testify in front of a grand jury....
Golden Palm Spa Resort in Bangalore is a five star hotel offering world class facilities and services. From Spa to a variety of recreational facilities, the resort has a lot to keep you rejuvenated and entertained....
Outdoor sports, nature, history and culture, entertainment and amusement, West Palm Beach has it all. The tourists don\'t need to travel a distance to get a difference. All the variety lies within minutes of the other....
West Palm Beach locksmith services include a twenty four hour emergency locksmithing service for all residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith requirements....
Burn Fat & Tone Muscles with West Palm Beach\'s Hottest Kickboxing Class workout. Learn 4 reasons to begin Kick Boxing classes in West Palm Beach, FL. This is the best Weight Loss class in the country...
Business cards are affordable and a fantastic way to market your business to the hordes of hungry buying customers....
Have you ever thought of optimizing your Palm Beach business campaigns through a vehicle wrapping service? Find out how you can utilize vehicle wraps as a promotional product....
If you want to show off your Palm Beach company, promotional products are the perfect way to do so....