SUSPENSE BEHIND THE ENZO FERRARI AWARD PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

Joseph Brilando

Volume 43 Issue 20

Sep 29, 2018

For the last 19 years, The Candy Store in Burlingame has sponsored a trophy for an outstanding Ferrari at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    For the last 19 years, The Candy Store in Burlingame has sponsored a trophy for an outstanding Ferrari at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    The club’s connection to the Pebble Beach event extends back to members Jules Heumann and Loren Tryon who chaired the event from the 1970s until Sandra Button graduated into leadership of the event.

    This year waiting in the judges’ tent to award the Enzo Ferrari trophy to the winner, I was held in unusual suspense.

    We designate the trophy to be the Ferrari that Enzo would have selected.

    There were two familiar Testa Rossas next to each other on the field.

    250 Testa Rossa S/N 0754 TR, was David Love’s pride and joy for nearly 50 years.

    He raced it at Laguna Seca and Sears Point for decades, and I had spent over 100 hours helping assemble his documentation, photos, and personal memories into a presentation for him and Candy Store members to enjoy.

    I presented a copy in slide-book format to Tom Price, the current owner, and he brought it to the Concours.

                                                  S/N 0754 TR

    The other was 250 Testa Rossa S/N 0756 TR, the next TR produced, and the pride of Lou and Lois Sellyei.

    Lou raced this car for many years in California, and it was seen at the California Mille Miglia and other local driving events.

    I remember being on one of the California Milles when during the night around Mendocino, somebody taped cookies on the car.

    Lou Sellyei just drove it away as if nothing was unusual.  Such was the spirit back in those days.

    Today the car is pristine and owned by Chris Cox.

                                                         S/N 0756 TR

    In preparing to present the Enzo Trophy I was told the winner was “the Testa Rossa” before it was in sight.  Was it 0754 or 0756??

                Pebble Beach winner of the Enzo Ferrari Trophy S/N 0756 TR

    After all the anticipation waiting to see who the winner would be, Chris Cox drove up to receive the Enzo trophy ending the suspense.