Mister NASCAR Visits Maranello

James Carl “Jim” France, Executive Vice President of NASCAR met with Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa and Piero Ferrari.

The Luxonomist. 18/06/2015
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Jim France in Maranello. Click for more information

James Carl “Jim” France, the son of NASCAR founder, Bill, Executive Vice President of the world’s most valuable enclosed wheel series, and CEO of the International Speedway Corporation which manages Daytona track. France met with Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa and Piero Ferrari who welcomed on his arrival at the company and then accompanied him to the track where he did several laps in the LaFerrari.

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Jim France in Maranello. Click for more information

Before leaving Fiorano, Mr France also asked to see the office in which his father Bill met with Enzo Ferrari in the early 1960s: “My father told myself and my brother Bill Jr about that meeting several times. It was wonderful to see the office with my own eyes.”

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Eddie Cheever with Jim France in Maranello. Click for more information

The American was also joined by Formula 1 driver and Indy 500 winner Eddie Cheever, who was recognised by fans when, before lunch, he and France visited the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. The two men saw some of Ferrari’s most stunning Formula 1 cars and also the 512 S that finished third in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1970 with Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx and Arturo Merzario, as well as the car built for the CART Series in 1986.

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Jim France in Maranello. Click for more information

Piero Ferrari rejoined the guests with Amedeo Felisa at lunchtime and before sitting down to eat, Jim France was presented with a large format print on canvas of the Ferrari one-two-three finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. In the afternoon, Mr France toured the 8 and 12-cylinder assembly lines where he admired Ferrari’s signature attention to detail in producing its cars.

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Amedeo Felisa, Piero Ferrari and Jim France. Click for more information
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