As we look back and remember one of the greatest automotive events to hit Utah, we can’t forget a few of the odder things we saw and the amazing people we met.
First off was the pit cart ‘Ferraris’. I’m pretty sure this is the only Ferrari on hand that I can afford. Every team had their own iteration of the motorized tool boxes but on this particular one if you look closely you’ll see a Foose box on top, could this be hinting at a possible future collaboration?
During one of the 599XX sessions we couldn’t help but notice the ‘technology’ used to assist in cleaning the breaks and keeping them ventilated-
But I guess we just expected some crazy contraption Ferrari had spent millions of dollars on to develop. Kudos to them for being frugal and using something that obviously gets the job done.
Then there was the fan and Ferrari owner car show in the parking lot. It was a true smorgasbord of everything Italian and Ferrari. But there were quite a few other gems that people brought to show off. One in particular was this amazing rat rod-
If the seats were any lower you literally would be dragging tail! I can’t even begin to fathom what it’s like to drive this beast but two thumbs up to the creator of this piece of hot rod craftsmanship!
Then there were the people. From the FXX drivers and 430 Challenge teams to the local Ferrari owners and track officials, EVERYONE– and we mean everyone– was amazingly friendly. Even the exhibitors, like Rex and our boys from American Speed Club or Jeff at Tatum Racing, were incredibly outgoing and helpful. I think Ferrari owners and racers sometimes get unfairly stereotyped as being D-bags but not a single one was found this weekend. Miller Motorsports Park is truly world class and no doubt is the greatest race track in America thanks to its people, amenities and of course the amazing atmosphere that can only be found in Utah. If you haven’t been to the track yet, get off your butt and get out to one of the many upcoming racing events. You will be glad you did.
Now for some more gratuitous pics from the weekend-