Legendary Italian car manufacturer Ferrari has entered an unprecedented collaboration with the world’s best-selling classic car magazine to celebrate the Maranello company’s 70th anniversary.
Classic & Sports Car is to publish a special summer issue on 22 June that will be devoted to the iconic marque and has been produced with the full support of Ferrari SpA. The link-up includes a trio of guest columnists from Ferrari exclusively contributing to the magazine: Enrico Galliera – Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Flavio Manzoni – Head of Design, , and Michael Leiters – Chief Technical Officer.
The magazine has also been given privileged behind the scenes access to the factory and its stunning archive in the Classiche restoration and certification facility.
Every feature article in the Classic & Sports Car Summer 2017 issue is also dedicated to Ferrari, ranging from the world’s most expensive car – a Ferrari 250GTO on the market for £45million – to a buyer’s guide to one of the most affordable Ferraris, the 308GT4.
There’s also a trio of Testarossas, the ultimate modern track day supercars in 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale, plus a 166MM that was campaigned by racing great Eugenio Castellotti, the best Ferrari race cars and drivers, the restoration of a 328, a wonderful 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, a multi-million pound 250GT Berlinetta Short Wheelbase that was used for rallying and an in-depth interview with Ferrari devotee and racer David Piper.
Not only that, but many of the magazine’s regular sections have also been Ferrari themed for this one-off issue including books, models, the C&SC columnists, a visit to Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena, plus road-tests of five Ferraris that readers can go out and buy right now.
Classic & Sports Car group editor James Elliott said: “The classic car hobby is all about passion and no marque better embodies that emotion than Ferrari. We were delighted that when we went to Ferrari with our special anniversary plans, the company sensed that we could be on to something really special and they embraced it from the outset. It has been brilliantly helpful and forthcoming while totally respecting our editorial integrity and independence. This is the first time that Ferrari has entered into such an editorial partnership with a media title, and it has been a real honour for Classic & Sports Car to be working alongside Ferrari on this project. Best of all it is our readers who will reap the benefit of this partnership because we are really just a conduit to share with them the Ferrari people, places and things that otherwise would be not be covered.”