The locals got up close and personal with extremely rare cars.
Ferrari is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, and it has been celebrating all of this year so far.
First, it unveiled a sculpture made of thousands of pieces, each placed by a Ferrari employee. After that, it opened the doors to its Classiche department products, usually hidden from the public eye. And then it broke the record with a dazzling light display at Maranello.
But surely celebrating the most recognizable supercar brand should include spirited driving, which is where the Ferrari Cavalcade event comes in. This is an invite-only event meant for Ferrari's most valuable customers. Because of the customers' status, it's one of the few times you see the rare metal in action.
Occasionally the event is themed, like the Cavalcade Classiche in 2019. That particular run included 80 vintage Ferraris in the procession.
For 2022, Ferrari decided to host the first-ever Cavalcade Icona, for which Ferrari created several bespoke digital designs. The event was open only to owners of limited-series Ferraris. These limit models have been such a success for Ferrari that it decided to start a brand-new range of Icona models, beginning with the Monza SP1 and SP2. The Daytona SP3 joined the club on 20 November 2021, and it was sold out a day later, even though Ferrari charged $2.25 million for the privilege of owning one.
Over 80 Ferrari Monzas from 20 countries joined the Cavalcade Icona this year. The cars departed From Milan and ended up at the Fiorano test track, where things didn't go as planned. Even the extremely wealthy have to deal with weather problems, it seems.
Despite the epic rain at Fiorano, the event was a huge hit. Looking at Ferrari's event video, we can all agree we'd do the same if we had the disposable cash. And besides, the Monza SP1 and SP2 were designed to cope with a bit of rain on the track, so it's not a deal-breaker.
For 2022, the route consisted of a visit to the Monza circuit, various famous Italian cities like Bergamo and Cremona, and the majestic landscapes of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands.
The Monza owners were also kind enough to put on a traveling road show for the Italians, where the V12 engine is officially recognized as the pinnacle of Italian motors. These included an exhibition of vehicles in the historic piazzas of Bergamo, Cremona, and Stresa, with parades of cars along Lake Maggiore's banks and Varese's lakes, and a rare visit to the Ducal Palace of Colorno.