The Philippines spun off its celebrations with a parade of 23 Ferrari cars driven by passionate clients.
Crowds gathered around the fascinating display of Ferrari cars at the starting point at Shell North Luzon Expressway. The convoy drove 187 kilometres from the capital city of Manila to the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio. Baguio, the most popular city in the province of Benguet, sits over 1,500 meters above sea level and attracts troves of travellers due to its cold climate within the tropical country of the Philippines.
The Prancing Horse dominated the famous route towards the City of Pines, starting with long stretches of open highway, winding roads on the side of mountains and through uphill climbs.
A series of activities marked Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Celebration, starting with a scenic drive to Ambuklao Hydroelectric Plant. Located 36 kilometers away from Baguio, this once highest and biggest dam in the Far East situated in Bokod, Benguet, was the perfect destination that took the drivers through Pine-flanked roads and cloud-filled skies. Joining in the celebration is the local government of Baguio City that led the parade of the Ferrari cars around the city. Crowds lined the streets watching a rare phenomenon of a line of Ferrari cars roaring through Baguio.
The celebrations culminated with a gala dinner at the prestigious The Manor, Baguio’s 5-star hotel located in Camp John Hay.
During the gala dinner, Wellington Soong, Chairman of Autostrada Motore, led the toast in honor of Ferrari and all the clients and the people who have poured their passion into making the brand come to life throughout the decades.
*Photos courtesy of © Jaypee Maristaza