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Mini Miglia III – FCA Florida Region
250 GT California Spyder s/n 1883GT

04.05.2010, 20:57:19 cet

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Amelia Island, 10 March, 2001

Modern Majority
The Florida Region area group of the Ferrari Club of America, held their third Mini Miglia gathering based around The Plantation Resort on Amelia Island. Each year they chose a different venue in Florida for the spring gathering, and this year decided to incorporate a visit to the blossoming Amelia Island Concours in the itinerary. The majority of the cars in attendance were modern examples, including an F40, a pair each of 360 Modenas and 550 Maranellos, whilst the older end of the spectrum was represented by the 250 GT SWB California Spider, chassis number 1883GT, of Everett Singer.

Redman Recollections
The group of around sixty members and partners gathered at the Plantation on the Friday evening, where dinner was taken at the Walker’s Landing Beach Club to the accompaniment of a live band. After the dinner, the guest speaker was introduced, one time F1 and successful works sports racing team driver for Ferrari and Porsche, Brian Redman. He enthralled the assembly with the highs and lows of his long and illustrious racing career, which he still pursues to this day with a driving school and historic race outings.

Lamborghini Spyder
250 GT California Spyder s/n 1883GT
355 spider
550 Maranello

Concours & Rally
On the Saturday morning a low pressure concours was held a the Plantation’s racquet club, before the assembly partook in a tourist rally around the island, with lunch taken at the Golden Grouper in Fernandino Beach. Some then forsook the remainder of the rally to attend the concurrent RM Auction at the Ritz Carlton, those who stuck it out being rewarded with a beautiful scenic ride through the heavily wooded landscape, that is most un-Florida like in its appearance and type of vegetation. The day closed with an awards dinner at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club, where the concours and rally silverware was presented to the lucky recipients.

Because of the parking problems at the Ritz Carlton for the Sunday concours, a shuttle bus service was provided for the group to transfer from the Plantation. The splendid concours proved to be a very popular finale to a very informal, sociable and relaxed gathering, with everybody expressing amazement at the fine assembly of spectacular machinery on display.

Keith Bluemel
Images Barton Workman

"The older end of the spectrum was represented
   by the 250 GT SWB California Spider."
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