Continental AutoSports Recent Events Chicago IL
Customer Spring Track Day
Continental Autosports hosted clients on May 17th at the Autobahn Country Club. Each years we offer 2 track days to allow customers to experience their cars the way they were meant to be driven on a track
Hinsdale Trunk Club
Continental Maserati and the Hinsdale Trunk Club joined up to bring automobiles and fashion together. Giving exposure to the 2017 Maserati LEVANTE and the latest spring and summer fabrics. Local food and spirits were also available. This is one event you definately will want to attend in the future.
Chicago Auto Show
The 2017 Chicago Auto Show was held February 11-19, 2017 at McComick Place. Continental Maserati hosted an event inviting guests to get up close and personal with Maserati. A great time had by all in attendance!
Ferrari Mondiali 2017
Daytona International Speedway hosted the Ferrari World Finals. First time ever held in the USA. A Guiness Book World Record attempt for the largest parade of Ferraris took place along with Ferrari Classiche, Concourse d'Elegance and many other activities. Continental Autosports competitively took to the track.
Ferrari Racing Days
Homestead-Miami Speedway was the site in November to host the Ferrari Challenge Esperanza.
Chrome and Coffee Italian Car Show
Iron Gate Motor Condo's hosted an informal open house this past weekend. There was plenty of car talk, coffee and Italian sports cars available.
Coffee and Donuts
Vintage European Enthusiasts enjoyed their welcome to Fuelfed Coffee and Donuts!
Italian Village's 19th Annual Ferrari Festival
September 11th the Italian Village's Annual Ferrari Festival was held. Vintage cars, music and raffles were featured with proceeds supporting Inspiration Corporation and Lurie's Childrens Hospital.
Geneva Concours d'Elegance
Concours d'Elegance returned again to Geneva on August 28th this year. A beautiful day resluted in a large turnout with Classic Car Enthusiasts enjoying a great collection of vehicles. Learn more about this years event and mark your calendar for next year at www.genevacouncours.net.
Hinsdale Trunk Club Ferrari California T Ride and Drive
With the introduction of new fall/winter fabrics at the Hindale Trunk Club, Continental Ferrari also provided the opportunity to test drive a new Ferrari California T.
Rise and Drive, Collectors' Car Garage
The premiere automotive gathering spot in Chicago is found at the Rise and Drive, Collectors Car Garage. This monthly event for enthusiasts and collectors is located at 2500 W. Bradley in Chicago. Check out more information on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/riseanddrive/
Exotics on Racine
Continental Autosports joined in for "Exotics on Racine" August 6th. A unique display of collectable and exotic cars were featured at this fundraising event for Polysystic Kidney Disease Foundations.
USPA Arranmore Polo Classic
The signature tournament of the Chicago Polo Season was held at the USPA Arranmore Polo Club recently. The week long event concluded on Sunday with a magnicifent afternoon of festivities. Continental Autosports participated by sharing the latest in Italian automobiles. Visit http://www.arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com to learn more about this event and upcoming matches.
Honoring "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Fans of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" checked out a red Ferrari California T outside Willis Tower, this past Thursday through Saturday, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the movie by North Shore filmmaker John Hughes.
Continental AutoSports of Hinsdale provided the Ferrari, which is said to be a modern version of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California that Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick), Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) and Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) used for their spin through Chicago.
Horses & Horsepower
Oak Brook Polo Club's third event of the 2016 Season, "Horses & Horsepower", was a huge success on July 17th!
Some 20 prize-winning Ferrari's and Maserati's where on display compliments of Ferrari Club of America and Continental Autosports. Continental AutoSports Ferrari Team, made up of Oak Brook Polo Team Players Jason Wates, Tomas Obregon, Bob Mcmurtry and James Drury III, took on Continental AutoSports Maserati in a showed down between two of Italy's iconic sports cars. Team Ferrari prevailed, winning the match 11-5. Congratulations to MVP Chris Vangel of Team Maserati and BPP "Marli de Marci", a dark brown gelding owned by John Greene.
Oak Brook Polo Club's next match will be Sunday, August 7th, 2016. The Delhi Polo Club from India returns to take Oak Brook Polo for the USPA Drake Challenge Cup. For event information and tickets visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com
Ferraris on Oak
On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Oak Street, Chicago’s luxury shopping destination, hosted a biennial invitational car show for the Ferrari Club of America and its distinguished drivers and members. More than 70 prize-winning, rare and historic specimens of this legendary Italian automobile were on display for public to admire close up. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales and all proceeds from the charity drawing benefits the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. To learn more visit http://ferrarisonoak.com
Drive for 75 – A Great Success!
By Joel Weinberger
On Sunday, June 26th, Continental Motors of Naperville sponsored and hosted the 6th Annual “Drive for 75” Race to End Homelessness at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. This fun charity event is a 4-hour team endurance karting race. This year, we had 11 teams competing off-track to reach a goal of $75,000 in fundraising for DuPagePads. Once race day arrived, the teams competed on-track in a test of driving endurance, strategy, and skill.
While the weather forecast had threatened stormy weather for our race day, it miraculously turned out to be dry and extremely hot. Teams were placed into one of three classes based on karting experience (Pro, Sportsman or Rookie). The on-track battles within each class were fierce all race long, with many of the final positions decided in the last 30 minutes of the race. Pit strategy and driver changes are always critically important to a good race result.
Team Continental Racing earned its first-ever overall win with the driver team of Continental dealership owner Joel Weinberger, his two sons Aidan and Kellan, and Ben Ficht. The Sportsman Class victory was earned by Team First Trust – Cash and Carey. Their captain, Bob Carey, was the driving force behind having their team also finish 1st in fundraising with over $15,000 collected. Thank you First Trust! The Rookie Class was won by a team made up of members of the DuPage Pads Board of Directors, plus some help from an experienced racer, Lauren Bruski. Fellow Board member Lou Holland provided the leadership and strategy for that team.
There were also two additional teams from Continental, comprised mostly of service and parts employees from the Continental Ferrari dealership in Hinsdale along with Chris Papo from Acura. The more experienced team, Scuderia Sei, finished 2nd in the Sportsman Class. The other team, Meow Meow, learned a lot and hopes to come back and compete for a class win next year.
In the end, everyone enjoyed some great racing and camaraderie while also learning a bit more about how DuPagePads is making an impact on the problem of homelessness. Even more importantly, the event reached its fundraising goal by collecting $75,747 in donations. Over the past 6 years, the Drive for 75 has now raised over $475,000 for DuPagePads! Thanks to all the drivers, supporters, staff, and Autobahn County Club for helping make it happen!
Check back soon for more recent Ferrari & Maserati events!