Scuderia Southwest December Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering post photo coverage
Well the cooler weather has certainly brought the cars and the spectators out in full force – or was it the feature of cars that do over 200MPH? In any case there was a hardly a spot to be had if you arrived late and even the two feature rows were absolutely full. There were an estimated 800 cars and a few thousand spectators. For the keen observer there was an ex-Formula 1 driver and an ex- Indy champion
Where else can you go to see a spectacular 217 MPH LaFerrari next to an exceptionally rare 205MPH Maserati MC12, of which only 50 street versions were ever built. Even more rare on the other side was a 248MPH, yes that’s not a typo, Saleen S7 of which only 20 were made. As if this “trifecta” wasn’t enough a 211MPH Porsche 918 Spider sat next to a new yellow 216 MPH Ford GT whose owner kindly also
brought his matching yellow 205MPH 2006 Ford GT.
With around 60 of the 200MPH+ cars we don’t have enough space to list them all but worth a special mention there was a unique Ferrari F12tdf in unpainted but clear-coated bare metal and a Bugatti Veyron. A half dozen of the 05-06 Ford GTs sat side by side while several models of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Porsches and Corvettes filled the feature rows.
A couple of automotive professionals who travel the car show scene on business commented that this is the best cars & coffee event in the country – high praise indeed! The Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering is held all year through on the first Saturday of every month at the Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center on the NW corner of Scottsdale Rd. & Mayo Blvd just one short block south of the 101. It officially runs from 7AM – 10AM, but cars really start coming much earlier than that. Thanks to our sponsors it’s completely free for anyone wanting to show a car and free for spectators too so come
on down and see some truly amazing cars.