Ferrari fanatics claim record
March 1, 2004
Horses were nowhere to be seen at Hong Kong's Shatin Racecourse yesterday as a record number of luxurious Ferraris gathered to break a Guinness world record in a charity parade.
Some 125 of the flashy Italian cars from all over Hong Kong turned up at the racecourse, setting the mark for the world's largest Ferrari parade. The parade was organised for disadvantaged children by city charity Po Leung Kuk.
Peter Mann, president of The Motor Sports Club of Hong Kong, one of the organisers of the event, said there was no lack of interest in the parade.
"Some people said it would be difficult to get everyone to come on a Sunday morning, but the turnout shows that they are all very happy to help the charity and are all very public-spirited."
Some rarer models were seen at the parade, including two Enzos. There are only nine Enzos in Hong Kong and 349 Enzos in the world. They are valued at HK$5 million each (about $A832,000). Other models seen included the Dino, Mondial and Daytona.
The Ferraris were flagged off in the morning, headed by an Enzo owner, Hong Kong heartthrob and singer Aaron Kwok.