Every first or second Sunday, the Ferrari Owners Club Auckland Region meets
up for a fun run with about 15 to 20 participating cars, regardless of the weather conditions. For
this reason the 1986 formed club probably is more active than some european clubs.
It is interesting as well, that New Zealand has got the second highest rate of Ferrari cars in the world,
according to the population.
In New Zealand you may be far away from these big Ferrari Event like for
example in Germany, but it is such beautiful to drive in a Ferrari through this wonderful
landscape. You have to take care driving rough side roads with chuckholes and bumps, but the panorama is
worth it. There are several good roads for fun runs as well as good restaurants. Because of the
high distance to Europe, some of the imported older cars have done more kilometers on see as on
There are some very interesting cars in New Zealand, for example a 212 Export, 750 Monza or
even the oldest roadgoing Ferrari in the world, a 166 Inter Ghia. This 166 was brought to
Europe to the 50th anniversary of Ferrari. And even one of the two in New Zealand existing
Ferrari F40 participated on this fun run.
This F40 came to New Zealand from the hands of Mario Bernardi in Germany. So
this is a little world in New Zealand as well. The long row of flat Ferrari
cars creates a blazing contrast to the rather 4-WD dominated roads. The fun run started from
Auckland, New Zealands biggest city in the north in direction to the coromandel peninsula. In nice weather
conditions and with a wonderful panorama the group reached the first stop at Maramarua. Afterwards
it went in unfortunately heavy rain to the end of the stage in Camebride.
Many thanks to the Ferrari Owners Club of New Zealand for the hospitality and heartiness!