Autostrada Motore Inc Celebrates 70 Years of Ferrari Passion

November 16, 2017

It all began with the 125 S—the first car to bear the Cavalino Rampante badge on its hood. As the car driven by Enzo Ferrari roared through the streets of Maranello for the very first time, it signaled not just the arrival of a new brand but the beginning of a new era in the automotive industry. And the rest, as they say, is history.

This year, Ferrari celebrates seventy glorious years of creating some of the finest supercars in the business. From motorsport to the road, the Prancing Horse has given us iconic nameplates like the Dino, F40, 250 GTO, and the LaFerrari, just to name a few. Whichever one you choose, each and every machine is not just built with metal parts; it is filled with passion.

It is this very same passion that Autostrada Motore Inc, exclusive Philippine importer and distributor of Ferrari, celebrated last weekend as it treated owners and enthusiasts to a grand bash that saw the marque head up north to the City of Pines, Baguio. Kicking things off at the Shell station along North Luzon Expressway, the cavalcade of Prancing Horses made its way up north, passing through long stretches of highway along NLEX, SCTEX, and TPLEX.

Apart from letting their steeds stretch their legs, owners also gave their precious metal a workout up the steep climbs leading up to Baguio. While there, city dwellers got a treat as they witnessed a grand parade of all things Ferrari passing through their streets. It was truly a feast for the senses.

Besides going through the Summer Capital’s busy streets, the cavalcade also found itself driving to the once highest dam in the Far East, Ambuklao Hydroelectric Plant. Here, everyone got a chance to take in the breathtaking scenery and lush landscape. The grand bash was capped by a gala dinner at no less than the posh Manor Hotel.

The five-star hotel played host to a party filled with music, laughter, sumptuous food, and of course, a toast to an icon. And this was a toast mot only to the brand but to the people who have worked tirelessly to bring the marque to life.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.