On Saturday, October 25, the Petersen Automotive Museum hosted Farewell to Ferrari, a dinner and auction event which signaled the close of the successful exhibition honoring the 50th anniversary of Ferrari. The event attracted over 200 Ferrari fans and guests who dined on a sumptuous buffet by Renaissance Caterers as they milled in the Grand Salon exhibition hall for one last look at the cars from Maranello.
Throughout the evening guests entered bids for silent auction items. Mid evening, Ursula Hermacinski of Christies conducted a spirited live auction of original and recreated Ferrari art graphics ranging from a Pininfarina ad, photo blowups of celebrity drivers and cars, to a set of double-sided 12-foot banners with Ferrari motifs. Net proceeds from the event, which benefit the museum, totaled $12,000. (There are still a few Ferrari double-sided exterior banners available in red or yellow at $500 each if you missed the auction!)
The Petersen Museum gratefully acknowledges the enthusiastic support of Ferrari Club members for their assistance in producing a fabulous exhibition and its related activities. Club members aided in assembling many of the cars shown in the exhibit. Active community support enriches the museum and lets us have a good time doing it together.
See you all soon for Dream Cars! You wont want to miss these futuristic cars of the 50s and 60s. Also, opening November 22, is the May Family Discovery Center, an interactive learning center for children (of all ages).