Welcome to the Zagame Ferrari – Ferrari Club Australia 45th Anniversary Rally

The National Rally is the biggest event each year on Ferrari Club Australia’s calendar and is not to be missed. The Victorian Committee together with our wonderful sponsors have put together an incredible 4-day package promising a week of memorable drives, delicious food and wine and thrilling on and off track activities.

The action doesn’t finish there either – the Zagame Ferrari – Ferrari Club Australia 45th Anniversary Rally headlines a week of Ferrari activities including the official Ferrari 70th celebrations and a special celebration of Ferraris at Motorclassica.

Rally entry is open only to members of the Ferrari Club Australia

Your action packed rally itinerary is as follows:

Monday 9th October – register registration, FCA AGM and welcome dinner

Check in and register at the Pullman Hotel, Queens Road, Albert Park from 3pm. Secure, reserved undercover parking is available at the hotel. The Ferrari Club national AGM will be held at the Park at 6pm (directly across the road from the hotel) and will be followed by the official welcome dinner which will commence at sunset.

Tuesday 10th October – Luxury Auto Body Concorso d’Eleganza

Rise in shine to a beautiful Melbourne spring morning and join friends for breakfast overlooking the Albert Park Formula 1 circuit. After breakfast drive to the magnificent grounds of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch’s Cruden Farm in Langwarren about an hour out of Melbourne for the national Concorso d’Eleganza. Enjoy an Italian themed BBQ in the stables or among the trees while the judges take on the nearly impossible task of selecting the “Best in show” from a best Ferrari’s in the country. After the concorso we make our way to Phillip Island to check in at the Silverwater Hotel and enjoy a light dinner.

Wednesday 11th October – Luxury Auto Body Track Day at Phillip Island

The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit is considered by many to be one of the greatest race tracks in the world and we are delighted to confirm that the National Rally track day will be the last event to be held before the circuit closes in preparation for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix the following week. The circuit is as picturesque as it is challenging and offers an unparalleled track experience for Ferrari drivers. For participants preferring not to drive on the track you’ll have the option to explore the local wineries and enjoy lunch at Lucinda Estate in nearby Leongatha. At the end of the day we will return to Silverwater for a few glasses of wine, plenty of discussion around track times and dinner.

Thursday 12th October – Drive and 1947 gala dinner

Set off mid morning for an easy drive to the stunning Lindenderry Estate in Red Hill where a light lunch will be served. The afternoon provides for a relaxing drive through the meandering hills of the Mornington Peninsula to Cape Schanck. Check in to either the Moonah Link’s Hotel or the nearby RACV Cape Schanck before heading out for our 1947 Gala dinner.

Rally extension – optional

Official Ferrari 70th anniversary activities

Friday 13th October – Ferrari 70th Anniversary cocktail party (black tie) – National Rally participants are cordially invited to attend the official Ferrari 70th Anniversary black tie cocktail party at the Royal Exhibition Buildings on Friday night and enjoy a rare after hours preview of Motorclassica. Tickets are limited and available on a first come basis.

Saturday 14th October – Ferrari Club VIP lounge at Motorclassica –  enjoy Motorclassica in style in the exclusive VIP Ferrari suite overlooking the 70th anniversary special Ferrari display in the centre of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. Your VIP ticket includes entry to Motorclassica, three glasses of wine, gourmet cheese and fruit platters and tea/coffee throughout the day.
Tickets are limited and available on a first come basis.

Saturday 14th October – 70th Anniversary Ferrari display at Motorclassica – as part of the official celebrations the Ferrari Club have been asked to assemble a special display of 70 Ferraris to be showcased in the forecourt of the Royal Exhibition Buildings. If you would like your Ferrari to be considered for this special once-off display please let us know. Preferences will be given to rally participants.

Sunday 15th October – Zagame Ferrari Lygon Street festival – what better way to wrap up your week of Ferrari experiences than a closed street party in Melbourne’s true Italian heart, Lygon Street. If you would like your Ferrari to be considered for the closed Lygon Street party please let us know. Preferences will be given to rally participants.

Important information.

You may be eligible for a rally travel subsidy if you drive or transport your Ferrari more than 1800km. The Rally Registration fee includes all meals as noted, attendance to all events, entertainment, beverages and your rally welcome pack. In keeping with responsible driving practices – no alcohol will be included on the Phillip Island track day. Cancellations will be permissible up to 45 days prior to the commencement after which time you will have to find a substitute participant to take your place.

All accommodation bookings are made though this registration page. The club is holding blocks of accommodation at each venue and rooms will be paid for through the club. The Pullman Hotel and Mercure are side by side. Pullman is 5 star and Mercure is 4.5 star. The Pullman is the official welcome point for the rally and location for the breakfast on Tuesday morning. The Silverwater Hotel offers 1 bedroom, studios and two bedroom suites. Participants wishing to share a twin room (separate bedrooms) at Silverwater may request. Moonah Links is the location for the 1947 Gala dinner. RACV Cape Schanck is 5 minutes away and a bus transfer will be provided.

Rally contacts:

Trent Smyth 0418 998979 Email
Doug Willersdorf Greene 0407 885735 Email
Ray Delaney 0410 431917
Peter Strauss 0418 322082
Marc Airo-Farulla 0413 510828