Ferrari’s massive year-end motorsports gathering, the Finali Mondiali (or Ferrari World Finals), came to the United States for the first time at the Daytona International Speedway last weekend. The four day event brought well over one thousand Ferrari owners and their cars, around 140 race cars that are rarely seen outside a Ferrari-sanctioned event, and thousands of other Ferrari fans to the high banks and right turns of the historic track’s road course layout.
Before last weekend, I hardly knew what the Finali Mondiali was and I needed a friend to convince me to even go. Going into the first day, I had no idea what to expect from what I thought was just a huge Ferrari owner’s gathering that would also have some race cars and other things I could never ever afford.
As it turns out – and I’m not exaggerating here, not even in the slightest – it was one of the greatest weekends of my life. Let me show you why.