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Ferrari Challenge At Watkins Glen

August 15th, 2018 by

Deep in western New York state, hidden at the tip of one of the Finger Lakes, sits one of the earliest pieces of motorsport history in America, Watkins Glen International. While originating as a road course, using the public roads through the village of Watkins Glen, a permanent race circuit was built in 1956, and since has been host to many popular events such as NASCAR, IndyCar, and Formula 1 races. The track itself is very fast, containing lots of sweeping corners that require a true rhythm to get just right. Sections of track, including the high-speed uphill climbing Esses,…

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Portofino Experience Center

August 15th, 2018 by

Ferrari’s newest car, the Portofino, is starting to make its way over to the United States this month. In order to get customers acquainted with the new Grand Tourer, Ferrari North America put together the wonderful Portofino Experience Center. The wonderfully pristine grounds of Rich Harvest Farms were the perfect setting for clients to get up close and personal with the Portofino. With a few different configurations present, customers got to see how the Portofino looks in a few different colors on both the exterior and the interior. Ferrari North America supplied a few experts to provide a detailed presentation…

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You Snooze, You Lose

July 30th, 2018 by

Getting up at the crack of dawn on a holiday weekend may leave some cursing at their alarm clocks.  For those who were lucky to get an early start, Collectors’ Car Garage Rise and Drive Car Show in Chicago provided a glorious day for auto enthusiasts!  Ferrari was the special featured vehicle for the July 1st gathering.  It was an amazing mix of vehicles.  In case you snoozed and missed the show, you can take a peek below!

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Vertiport

July 30th, 2018 by

In late June, Continental AutoSports participated as a sponsor at the Autobahn Country Club & Collectors Car Garage event, hosted by Vertiport Chicago. Located at 1339 S Wood St, Vertiport is a full service helicopter facility that is home to tours, private charters, and more. The Vertiport facility includes a massive 30,000 sq ft hangar and more than 5 acres of tarmac, making it the perfect venue to host this event for car enthusiasts. Attendees of this event enjoyed a night of conversation over appetizers and cocktails. A few helicopters were present for viewing, and we even witnessed a landing…

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Fuelfed

July 30th, 2018 by

On Sunday, June 17th, Fuelfed®, the Chicagoland classic European car club, hosted their popular Coffee & Classics gathering. This event, held in downtown Hinsdale right by the train tracks, was the perfect way to kick off a nice Father’s day. Featured at the event were classic pre-1990 European cars, ranging from some of the icons to more unique, obscure vehicles. Continental AutoSports participated in this event, bringing along some of our pre-owned inventory, including our 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS along with our stunning 1970 Ferrari 365GT. The cars were at home among some of their classic counterparts from brands such…

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2018 Drive for 95

July 30th, 2018 by

For the past eight consecutive years, Continental Motors’ Dealer Principal, Joel Weinberger, has organized the “Drive for 95” charity go-karting event. Held on June 24th, this year marked the fourth event hosted by Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, after transitioning from the event’s original indoor location due to growth in popularity and attendance. The larger accommodations were needed more than ever this year, as a record setting 15 teams took to the grid for this unique fundraising event. This however, was not the most impressive record set during the weekend, as those 15 teams incredibly raised in excess of $127,000…

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Corsa Di Cannone Rally to Acquaviva Winery!

July 30th, 2018 by

Sunday, June 10th Continental clients headed on a journey through the back roads of Illinois to a tiny village in Dekalb and Kane County called Maple Park.  Maple Park was formally called Lodi as a tribute to a region in Northern Italy that was rich in agriculture.  After an exhilarating drive with a few detours, we arrived at a sprawling farmland and pristine vineyard called Acquaviva Winery. The group of Rally Ferraristis had a traditional Italian lunch with an overabundance of food.  We sampled the most popular award winning white, rose and red wines and learned the trade secrets from…

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Corse Clienti Ferrari Challenge

June 30th, 2018 by

Once a year, racing fans and car enthusiasts from all over the world flood into Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. On any normal weekend, the park is a place where visitors may explore an old Olympic aquatic facility, the famous Biosphere de Montreal, or even the islands grand casino. On this weekend however, the park turns into something very different. As many racing fans know, this very special island in Montreal is home to one of Formula 1’s most adored tracks, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Corse Clienti Ferrari Challenge series in North America visits six tracks across the continent in preparation…

Ferrari Racers take on the 2018 COTA Ferrari Challenge in Austin, Texas

March 20th, 2018 by

2018 COTA Ferrari Challenge Results Earlier this month in Austin, Texas, the largest Ferrari Challenge in North America was made up of sixty-four 488 Challenge and 458 Challenge EVO racing Ferrari vehicles. Held at the Circuit of the Americas on March 10th and 11th, the Ferrari Challenge was the main event of the Ferrari Racing Days event held at the venue. In total, over 100 Ferrari vehicles were on display over the weekend. Weather played a large role in the COTA, as driving conditions were very different between Race-1 and Race-2. For Race-1 on Saturday, the weather was sunny and…

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Continental AutoSports Dealer Principal Joel Weinberger Participates in the 2017 Finali Mondiali Ferrari Challenge

November 1st, 2017 by

2017 Finali Mondiali Ferrari Challenge Joel Weinberger This past weekend, our Dealer Principal Joel Weinberger participated in the 2017 Finali Mondiali Ferrari Challenge in Italy. The racing event took place from October 26 to October 29, ending in an exciting race, as well as the reveal of a new model to mark the end of the motorsport season. The track covers a distance of 5.245 meters and offers an engaging drive, complete with a long straight for impressive acceleration, as well as 15 exhilarating turns and curves. In the first Ferrari Challenge North America race on October 27, Weinberger placed…

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