Too bad Ferrari didn't get the more than 1,000 cars it promised last August as the count fell short by 36 vehicles. Still, the 964 Ferraris that showed up at last weekend's Ferrari Racing Days in Silverstone in the United Kingdom should be enough for Guinness World Records to ratify the event and hopefully confirm it as the "Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars" next week, beating the 490 Ferraris that showed up at the Fuji Speedway Circuit in Japan in 2008.
"It was a really unforgettable experience," said Ferrari Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa who, as the guest of honor, led the parade in a 458 Spider. "It's a great honor for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one racetrack, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans."
According to the Italian carmaker, the ambitious attempt at the record was successful thanks to the cooperation of the British Ferrari Owners Club and the good cause behind it as Ferrari revealed it would donate £5 for every car that joined to BEN, a British charity that supports employees of the motor industry and their families.