Founded in 1962, the Ferrari Club of America has grown from a small organization of about a dozen diehard enthusiasts to 5,000 members who participate in hundreds of diverse and interesting activities every year including exciting track events, an internationally recognized Concours d’Elegance and a wide variety of year-round social and charity activities spread over 16 Regions and 35 Chapters across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
This year the club has designated Ronald McDonald House as it’s charity of choice, staging special fundraisers featuring visits of its special 50th anniversary Ferrari in support of its work on behalf of sick children and their families throughout the country.
“We are looking forward to working with the Ferrari Club of America,” said Marty Coyne, president and CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities. “When your child is sick, nothing else should matter excepting getting them well. Thanks to passionate supporters like the Ferrari Club of America, our families can be given the strength they need to ensure they can give 100% of themselves to their child.”
This past week the Ferrari Club of Long Island had the opportunity of visiting Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park for a special day beginning with a free car show that included Laborghinis and Maseratis as well as Ferraris, and ending with a fundraising cocktail party and casino games at Ferrari/Masserati of Long Island Dealership in Plainview.
“Ferrari owners are blessed and this fundraiser is the kind of thing that makes everything worth it,” commented Ronald Veit, regional president of Ferrari Club of American’s Empire State Chapter.
For more information and to find a chapter nearest them, readers can contact Ferrari Club of America, P. O. Box 2488, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 1-800-328-0444 or go online to
To learn more about Ronald McDonald House visit rmhc.org.
Readers are also invited to attend the Ferrari Club of America’s Empire State Regional Watkins Glen Spring Track event May 1-2. This event is sponsored by Classic Coach. Info: Bob Coates (718) 981-8764 (eves), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org