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A Bright Start to 2018 for the Distillers Car Club

Monday, 12 February 2018 - Car Club

On Thursday Feb 8 members and their guests made up a jolly party of 16 visiting the Design Museum in South Kensington to race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands.

Billed as follows;

Ferrari: Under the Skin Exhibition

‘This show is well worth a spin’ ★★★★ – The Times

‘Intelligently curated and stunningly designed’ – Forbes

…we were not disappointed…

A fantastic range of memorabilia, supporting the family history of Enzo and his business (Scuderia Ferrari founded in 1929) brought the marque into close personal touch.

The clay build of every single car, the leading edge engineering and the “future of Ferrrari discussion” in the context of a rapidly changing motoring world stimulated both awe and thoughtfulness.

The beautiful cars on display ranged from the original 166 MM created for the famous Mille Milia, the open top Berlinetta, the Tessarossa and the F40 to the racing salon where the Grand Prix winning 1952 Ferrari 500 driven by Alberto Ascari, through the Ferrari 250 GT series made famous by Stirling Moss to the more recent F1 car driven by the great Michael Schumacher who restored the racing success of Ferrari’s heritage   were elegantly displayed. Which one to take home!?

The evening could only be finished off with a delicious Italian meal at the highly rated Il Portico – also with a long family history.

Great company and food – not a bad finish either!

December 2017

Distillate 2017

The annual news summary, Distillate, with the activities of the Livery and its Master, Richard Watling can be downloaded from this link.

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