Please Join us for the 6th annual
Montecito Motor Classic
Sunday, September 24, 2017
9am - 3pm, Montecito, CA
Ferrari & Camaro
to Benefit The Police Activities League and The Santa Barbara Police Foundation
Michael Armand Hammer
Michael Hammer is a businessman, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Mr. Hammer is Chairman and CEO of The Armand Hammer Foundation and Hammer International Foundation. Mr. Hammer is Chairman and President of 8-31 Holdings, Inc. and owner of Hammer Galleries in New York City. He serves as a member of The Board of the Petersen Automotive Museum and The Board of Trustees at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is a member of the Investment Committee for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and also serves as a member of the Board of Reference for ORU. He also is a member of The Board of Directors of the Dream Center in Los Angeles and the Board of STOP CANCER.
He is a co-founder of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Hammer is a former Director of The Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in Montezuma, New Mexico. Mr. Hammer is a founder of Grace Christian Academy, a not-for-profit non-denominational Christian Elementary School in the Cayman Islands and he is a Founder and Director of Christian Communications Association, a not-for-profit, non-denominational Christian Radio Station, also located in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Hammer joined Occidental Petroleum Corporation in 1982 and served in various capacities in the company's foreign and domestic oil and gas subsidiaries; including Oklahoma, Texas, London, Oman and other locations around the world. He came to Occidental's Los Angeles headquarters in 1985 where he served as Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee until 1991.
Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Hammer worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Kidder Peabody, an investment banking firm in New York City.
Mr. Hammer was born September 8, 1955, in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego in 1978 and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University in 1982.
Mr. Hammer is active in various professional, civic and charitable organizations. He served on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Western Los Angeles County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition, he served for a number of years as a Member of the Board of Overseers for Columbia University School of Business in New York City and also served on the Board of Directors for the Starbright Foundation, as well as the Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Enter your car into one of these classes:
Enzo Era- All Ferrari to and include 1971
Fiat Era- All Ferrari 1972-present
Camaro ’73 to present
Domestic pre-war___Domestic Post war__
Foreign pre-war___Foreign Post war____
Sports Pre 1974___Sports 1974 to present____
Pre war____Post war___
Early Registration $75.00 to 9-7
Late Registration $100.00 after 9-7
CELEBRATING SEVEN DECADES OF FERRARI
Information Source: http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/70-anniversary/
FERRARI - THE BEGINNING
The company’s story officially began in 1947 when the first Ferrari emerged from the historic factory entrance on Via Abetone Inferiore in Maranello. The 125 S, as it was known, embodied the passion and determination of the company’s founder.
Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena on February 18th 1898 and died on August 14th 1988. He devoted his entire life to designing and building sports cars and, of course, to the track. Having been made an official Alfa Romeo driver in 1924, within five years he had gone on to found the Scuderia Ferrari on Viale Trento Trieste in Modena which assisted mostly gentlemen drivers in racing their cars.
The legendary symbol used by Ferrari has heroic origins. It was first adopted as a personal emblem by a highly decorated Italian World War I pilot, Francesco Baracca, who had it painted on the fuselage of his aircraft.
At the end of the war, Baracca’s parents offered to allow Enzo Ferrari use the Cavallino Rampante (Prancing Horse) symbol. He adopted it as the logo for his racing Scuderia, placing it on a yellow shield in honour of his hometown of Modena and topping it with the Italian tricolour.
The classic Ferrari red, however, was simply the color assigned by the International Automobile Federation to Italian grand prix cars in the early years of the last century.
FIRST FERRARI EVER BUILT
THE ICON 147 125S
This was the very first car to wear the Ferrari badge. The V12 engine was designed by Gioacchino Colombo with contributions from Giuseppe Busso and Luigi Bazzi. Sport and competition versions of the 125 S were built with different bodywork although the chassis and running gear of the cars remained basically identical.
The 125 S’s debut on the Piacenza circuit was, in the words of Enzo Ferrari himself, “a promising failure.” In fact, Franco Cortese had to pull out because of a problem with the fuel pump while leading the race. However, over the following four months, the 125 S was back on the track 13 times, winning six of its races. More about the 125 S http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/sports-cars-models/past-models/125-s/
FERRARI THROUGH THE YEARS
INSPIRED BY THE 250 CALIFORNIA SCAGLIETTI SPIDER LWB - 1957
As its name implies, this 250 California Scaglietti spider LWB (1957) was destined for America, a nation in love with the convertible and the freedom and fun that open-air driving offers. Only 50 of these breathtakingly elegant Ferraris were ever made. This stunning version is a particularly perfect example, with its navy exterior and black leather interior.
FERRARI 250 GTO
INSPIRED BY THE 250 GTO - 1962
The 250 GTO was unveiled to the press in January 1962, and can perhaps be classed as the Ferrari of the past which best represents the Prancing Horse’s philosophy, both in terms of design and performance. As a nod to its native country, the livery was red with the Italian flag racing stripe.
250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
Steve McQueen, a gift from his first wife Neile Adams was a proud owner of the 1963 250 GT. Derived from the 250 GT Berlinetta, this model was not intended to compete in races, and is considered to be one of the most elegant Ferraris ever built.
This 365 GTB4 (1970) is burgundy with tan interiors. It almost immediately became known as the “Daytona”, supposedly in recognition of Ferrari’s 1-2-3 victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967. It represents an important milestone in the evolution of the Ferrari coupé, with its high-performance front engine.
AN 80s ICON
Perhaps the most iconic Ferrari of the 1980s, the Testarossa was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1984. The design broke with tradition somewhat, and was striking and innovative. The side intakes were larger than on the previous model and this constraint saw the introduction of the long side strakes that would become the Testarossa’s most recognisable feature.
CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY
The F40 is certainly a legendary car in Ferrari’s history, built to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in 1987. With sophisticated, high-performance, turbo-charged running gear and a first-class chassis, it boasted great dynamic prowess, close to that of a true racing car. This version was driven to victory by Marco Brand in the Italian GT championship in 1993.
The F50 was created to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in 1995. This model was all about performance, the closest thing to a F1 car Ferrari had ever built to be driven on the road. This example was red with technical interiors.
This red, front-engine V12 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was created in 2000 as a limited edition of only 448 models produced to celebrate 70 years of collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina.
This is the LaFerrari, the hybrid supercar launched in 2013 that has already earned its place in the Ferrari Hall of Fame thanks to its extremely innovative design.
The 612 Scaglietti is the product of avant-garde design, continuing the great Ferrari 2+2 tradition in fabulous style. Created by Pininfarina, the 612 Scaglietti was named in honour of Sergio Scaglietti, the legendary Modenese coach-builder responsible for building some of the most beautiful Ferraris of the 1950s and 60s.
2017 70TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL
Ferrari launched it's 70-year anniversary models at Paris 2016. This anniversary model is just one of several commemorating Ferrari's 70th anniversary. This stunning blue exterior ‘The Stirling’ is represented by an F12berlinetta – inspired by the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB that Moss drove to victory in the 1961 Tourist Trophy, this features Blu Scuro paint with horizontal white stripe and number roundel.
THE TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL FERRARIS
CELEBRATING FIVE DECADES OF CAMARO
Information Source: http://moneyinc.com/history-evolution-chevy-camaro/
CAMARO- THE BEGINNING
The Chevrolet Camaro, manufactured by Chevrolet, was hardly a new idea; more like a hurried attempt to keep up with the recently launched/remarkably successful Ford Mustang. It started as a pony car, but later introduced muscle car versions in the market. Launched on 29 September, 1966, the Camaro comes in five distinct generations, with the last one being introduced on 16 March, 2009.
1967-1969 (First Generation)
The 1967 model cars for the 1st generation Camaro were launched on September 1966 on a new RWD GM Ford body platform and came in two versions: convertible or coupe with 2 plus 2 seating. Following the upsurge in Ford Mustang sells, Chevrolet management discovered that their dense sporty model, the Corvair, might not be as successful as the Mustang because of its rear engine style. As such, Chevrolet attempted to sell the Camaro as featuring the same front engine, traditional rear drive configuration as the Chevy II Nova and Mustang. Additionally, the car was created to incorporate a wide range of power plants into the engine bay.
1970-1981 (Second Generation)
The second generation was born in February 1970 with a heavily restyled design to become somewhat wider and larger. Using the same Ford body platform, the second generation Camaro did not divert too far from its predecessor. It had an A-arm suspension at the front, front subframe, a unibody structure, and leaf-springs for controlling the strong rear axle. On August 1971, it made the top ten list of the best cars in the world.
1982-1992 (Third Generation)
Chevrolet used the third generation Camaros to introduce hatchback bodies, a regular OHV four-cylinder engine, 15 or 16″ wheels, 5-speed manual transmissions, Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 4-speed automatic transmissions, and modern fuel injection. The cars were almost 227kg (500 pounds) lighter than the 2nd generation model. Following the introduction of the NHTSA regulations, the 1986 featured a center high-mounted stop lamp on the outside of the upper center region. The cars also came with a new 2.8-Liter V6 engine, which was replaced in 1987 by a 5.7-Liter V8 engine, combined with an auto transmission only.
1993 – 2002 (Fourth Generation)
More than twenty years after the 4th Generation Camaro was introduced, the car still looks as smooth as when it was introduced. It was an extremely aggressive design aimed at upgrading from the previous stages with greater aerodynamic performance and a provocative exterior. The vibrant proportions for the new generation models introduced a fast rake windshield that extended the front firewall/cowl line forward, as well as a “bottom breathing engine cooling configuration. The new design worked really well with the high-decklid rear spoiler to stimulate a sense of motion. Until now, the Camaro still looks fast and contemporary.
2007-2015 (Fifth Generation)
Manufacture of the 5th generation models began on 10 August 2006. The Camaro came with a completely new design, particularly the 2009 models that featured a convertible concept. The production of the new Camaro was done in the Car Assembly site in the Oshawa, Canada plant. After the Zeta architecture was developed, and due to its status as the GM international center of rear-wind drive development, the last engineering, design, and production of the Camaro was led by GM Holden, Australia.
The 6th generation Camaros continue the evolution. However, while the general design may be reminiscent of the 5th generation Camaros, there are several sculptural variations. For instance, there are no rear quarter panel “gills” and the model features a more chisel-like appearance. It looks wider and lower, which is really more of an illusion. We don’t know how the 7th-Gen Camaro will look like, although you can expect Chevrolet to maintain the same styling basics that have contributed to the success of the Chevy Camaro.