How do you make a track day more exciting? Turn it into a world record.
Ferrari Racing Days held at the U.K.’s Silverstone Circuit on September 15th is attempting to double the record for largest parade of Ferraris. The event previously set the record with 385 cars at Silverstone back in 2007, but that has since been beat by a gathering of 490 cars. Hungry for revenge, Ferrari North Europe now says they have over 600 prancing horses registered for this year’s record attempt. They will be keeping another 400 spaces open so that the Guinness World Record can be set at 1,000 Ferraris.
The event will feature new track-only classics like the FXX and 599XX. Plus, like any good track day, there will also likely be a few pristine ultra-rate older customer cars running around Silverstone giving off that sweet exhaust note that comes when a Ferrari is driven at its limits.
Every Ferrari owner is entitled to two free tickets to Ferrari Racing Days, and for every car that participates in the record run, Ferrari will donate £5 to BEN — a U.K. automotive industry charity. For those just observing, tickets are £15 per day or £20 for a two-day pass.
It would be hard to call Ferrari Racing Days a once in a lifetime opportunity. There are plenty of track day events that feature similar cars (for example, the Cavallino Classic track day does an outstanding job in the U.S.) So this is not the kind of event to hop a plane just to attend, but for those already living in the U.K., this Silverstone-turned-Rosso-Corsa may make for an interesting weekend.