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News 2013

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MPI News 2013

October

Sports Car Digest features Motion Products, Inc. in their Ferrari Club of America Wrap-up...written by Tim Kimmis.Sports Car Digest

The inspiration to form the Ferrari Club of America came at Road America, so where better for the Club to celebrate its 50th Anniversary International Meet? If the thought of several hundred Ferraris wailing through Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine on July 31 to August 4, 2013 excites you, read on and check out the photo gallery.

The first day’s highlight was a rally from Elkhart Lake to Neenah, Wisconsin and return. What set the rally apart was a mid-trip open house at the renowned Ferrari restoration shops of Motion Products, Inc. Rarely will one ever be able to see so many legendary vintage Ferraris as at Motion Products, some finished and ready for the Concours field and others down to bare frame to bring them back to the standards MPI has set in winning such events as those at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Villa d’Este, and the Ferrari Club of America’s annual International Meet.

The Rally route included sections along the scenic eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake, and classic Wisconsin glacial terrane. The return trip also included a convoy that was the last leg of the Club’s 50 Anni di Passione Relay. Member Jim Taylor loaned one of his cars, the last 599 GTB built to U.S. specifications, to visit every FCA Region over the past year to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. After nearly 20,000 miles and ’50 Cities in 50 Weeks,’ the car and the Club raised $200,000 in donations.

For the final Neenah to Elkhart Lake leg, FCA members Joel Bahr, Jan Termuehlen, and Stan Reeg split the drive and generously donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Stan fittingly brought the 599 Relay car to the end of its journey on the walkway in front of the Osthoff Resort, part of the original 1951-52 Elkhart Lake Road Races course, with FCA Founder Tom Caulfield riding shotgun.

Longtime vintage Ferrari racer Jim Fuchs helped bring this distinctive 599 Relay car into Elkhart Lake by arranging a very special convoy representing Ferraris built in every decade: a 1949 166 Inter Coupe (Stabilimenti Farina), the fifth Ferrari imported into the U.S. (owned by Glenn and Lynn Hanke); 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta (owned by FCA Founder Tom Caulfield and his son Kevin); 166 MM/53 Vignale Spider (Jim Fuchs); 250 GT Tour de France (Peter McCoy); 250 GT SWB Competition Berlinetta (Judson Dayton); 250 GT Lusso (Jim Schaid); alloy bodied 275 GTB/6C (Todd Morici, Sr.); 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Ray Van Zelst); 512 Testarossa (Bob and Sherri Van Zelst); 348 TS (David Curro); and 458 Italia Spyder (Todd Morici, Jr.).

Click here to read the full story.

 

Moraine Park Technical College Automotive Lab Invades Motion Products

Motion Products welcomed students from the Moraine Park Technical College Automotive Lab on Wednesday, October 16. Students went on a tour of the shops and learned about different aspects of the automotive industry including CNC machining, CAD/CAM, engine rebuilding, painting, dyno runs and mechanical aspects of automotive restoration.
 

instructor Frank Corrente said, “It was a real eye-opener for the students. For them to see what they’re learning in the classroom in real applications helps to broaden their ideas of what is possible once they graduate.” He went on to say that, “Many of the students didn’t realize all the possibilities that exist in the market. This experience will help them think outside the box.” 

 

Secret Lives of the Super Rich

Meet the Ferrari guru who turns rusted metal into millions.

You might not expect billionaires to be lining up in their private jets to fly into Neenah, Wis., but they are. The man they want to meet with is Wayne Obry, one of the top Ferrari restorers in the country and his garage, Motion Products, has a year-and-a- half long waiting list just to get your car in the front door. See the episode preview here.

Wednesday, October 16 at 9 pm EST.

Motion Products, Inc named as best car restorer

When the host of the CNBC TV show "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" asked top Ferrari collectors worldwide who the best car restorer is, the name Wayne Obry -- and Motion Products -- came up over and over again.  Read what host Robert Frank told Post-Crescent Media about his experience filming at Motion Products this summer. http://post.cr/1e66kfw


Septemeber

CNBC Featuring Motion Products, Inc.

CNBC’s Secret Lives of the Super Rich TV series will be airing an episode with Wisconsin’s own Wayne Obry. The segment was filmed earlier in the year and will air on October 16, 2013. To view the TV trailer...which does include Wayne and a number of beautiful Ferrari’s click here.

Wayne and MPI have also been chosen by CNBC to be featured in their Secret Towns of the Super Rich. Check out the article here.

Need a fix for your $8 million Ferrari? Here's your man

(As seen in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Wednesday, August 14 and the Chicago Tribune, Saturday, September 7. Article by Erin Richards Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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Wayne Obry handles the $8 million car like a surgeon in an operating room.

His deft hands point to where he rebuilt a 1932 Alfa Romeo 2.3 Zagato Spyder to its original form not once, but twice, after a major crash required him to repeat the job.
Restoring vintage race cars particularly, rare Ferrari models is Obry's talent, and over the past 35 years it has made his shop in Neenah, Wis., an unlikely go-to destination for wealthy Ferrari owners, hundreds of whom gathered in Elkhart Lake this month for the 50th anniversary meet of the Ferrari Club of America.

"I borrowed against my life insurance to buy a trailer to work on my first cars," Obry said. Full Story

August

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Results

CONGRATULATIONS to our clients. We won’t make you wait any longer...here are the results from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2013.

Ferrari Competition - M2
- 1st place - 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta

Postwar Sports Racing- O1
- 3rd place - 1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Coupe

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Sunday, August 18

That’s right it’s that time of year again where we’ll be showing cars at the most exclusive car show in the world. Join us at the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links where 200 of the world’s best cars will line up for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

If you are in Monterey the entire week come visit us on Friday, August 16 at Quail and Concorso Italiano. If you’re not sure where to start here is a schedule of events during the Monterey Car Week. We look forward to seeing you there.

Here is the lineup of the cars we’ll be taking for our clients...

Quail - Friday, August 16
- 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT

Concorso Italiano, Friday, August 16
- Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance - Sunday, August 18
- 1963 400 SuperAmerica Coupe - Class M1 Ferrari Grand Touring
- 1951 212 Export Barchetta - Class M2 Ferrari Competition
- 1962 SP Spyder - Class M2 Ferrari Competition
- 1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Coupe - Class O1 Postwar Sports Racing
 

Ferrari 599 Ronald McDonald House CharityFerrari Club of America Wrap-Up

Thank you Ferrari Club of America for an amazing event!

We were honored to have the FCA members tour or facilities in Neenah and to be the final leg of the Ronald McDonald House Charity Ferrari 599. To my understanding the club raised over
$200,000 – great job everyone!

 We had the pleasure of Ann Petrie, President/CEO of the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House spend time with everyone before the Ferrari 599 left for its tour to the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.

As a sponsor of the event we were fortunate enough to be part of the daily and evening festivities which included a concours, parade through town, race day, banquet and lots and lots of mingling. View more photos here.

July

50 Years of Ferrari

Join Motion Products, Inc. at the Ferrari Club of America’s 2013 International Meet July 30-August 4, 2013. This year’s event will be held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI and will celebrate 50 years. The meet includes the internationally recognized FCA Concours d’ Elegance, a road rally which will have a stop at our shop, three days of racetrack activities, a vendor market, seminars, receptions, charity auction and banquet with awards. This event is only open to the public August 1-4.

As a sponsor we will have a tent at the track with beautiful cars on display, treats for our guests from Simon’s Specialty Cheese and Sprecher’s Brewing Company...two local WI favorites...along with other surprises and items for sale.

Click here to learn more or to see a schedule of events.

June

Dave Kettner, Director of Business Development at Fused Innovation a subsidiary of MPI was interviewed by PopularMechanics.com for his use of 3D scanning and rapid prototyping capabilities in the automotive industry.
 

3D Printing Can Now Re-create an Entire Classic Car. The emergence of 3D printing allowed those who could afford such a machine the power to craft custom replacement parts for car. Now that printers are growing cheaper and more sophisticated - and can handle materials such as metal - the possibilities are limitless...click here to read the full article.
 

May

Click here to watch a chassis dyno tuning on a Ferrari F40

Game Day Sports Bar - 5th Handle Bars & Cars Charity Car and Bike Show

Join MPI's Dan Rhodes Saturday May 18 at Game Day Sports Bar in Appleton, WI where he will be a judge for the 5th Handle Bars & Cars Charity Car & Bike Show. With over 200 cars on display there is a little bit of something for everyone.

March

Lonestar Round Up

MPI’s partner Borrani Americas will be at the 12th Annual Lonestar Round Up April 5 & 6 in Austin, TX. This
large outdoor car show is held at the Travis County Expo Center the show brings together hot rods from around
the world and has live music, food, artists and a swap meet.

Stop by A&M Garage’s booth to see authentic Borrani Wire wheels. These wheels once only made for sport and
luxury cars are now one of the hottest accessories for hot rods and customs. At the show you’ll see three cars
outfitted with these beautiful hand-made rims:

- 1957 Caddy, owned by Round Up organizer Steve Wertheimer

- 1957 Facel Vega V4, owned by Jack Chisenhall

- “Star of the Year” - Ryan’s 1963 Buick Riviera

Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance 2013 Ferrari Winner

Congratulations to our client Peter McCoy for his win at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance held
Sunday, March 10th. His 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France took home Best in Class.

February

Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance 2013

The Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance will be held Sunday, March 10th at the Golf Club of Amelia Island in
Florida. This year’s event will celebrate the race cars of Harry Miller, the motorcycles of Ducati and the 50th
anniversaries of the Ford GT40, Porsche 911, Corvette Stingray and Lamborghini. Stop by and see us on the
grass and take a look at the gorgeous 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TDF that we’ll have on display.

January

Cavallinno Classic Winners Circle

Competition

•Ferrari 212 Class: 1st place – #0147 E, Mark Lindman
•Ferrari 250 GT Class: 1st place – #0527 GT, Jack Thomas
•Ferrari GT Competition Class: 1st place – #22571, Steven Dudley
•Ferrari BB/LM Class: 1st place – #29509, Jim Fuchs
 

Concorso d’Eleganza
Major Awards: Platinum (better than  95 points)

•Best of Show - Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup: 1955 375 Plus PF Cabriolet – #0488 AM, Golomb
•Best of Show - Vintage Preservation Cup: 1969 365 GTB/4 Speciale – #12925, Thomas
•Best of Show - Gerald Roush Memorial Cup: 1954 250 Europa GT Vignale – #0359 GT, Muldoon

Class Awards

Class 1: Pre 1956 - Platinum

•1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring – #0108E,  Caulfield
•1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale - #0359 GT,  Muldoon
•1955 Ferrari 375 Plus PF Cabriolet – #0488 AM, Golomb

Class 2: 250 & TRC - Platinum

•1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TDF – #0903 GT, McCoy

Class 3: 275/330 - Platinum

•1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - #09993, Cohen
•1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy – #09413, Shappley

Class 13: Speciale/SF/SA - Platinum

•1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Speciale – #12925, Thomas
 

Mar-a-Lago

Best of Show

•Most Elegant: 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT, Muldoon
•Ladies Choice: 1956 HRG, Lindman

Other British Excellence in Class

•1956 HRG Twincam, Lindman

Early (Thru 1959) Best in Class

•1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT, Muldoon
•1955 Ferrari 375 AM PF Coupe Speciale, Thomas

Late (1960-1975) Excellent in Class

•1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Shappley
 

Cavallino…where the horses run.

Get ready for the 22nd annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic January 22-27, 2013. See the most beautiful cars
in the world compete in a number events including track days, historic races, driving tours, the Concorso d’Eleganza
and the Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago which this year includes a Rolls-Royce reunion.

Motion Products, Inc. is the leader in Ferrari restorations and will be showcasing nine of their client’s cars on the
grass at the Concorso d’Eleganza as well as providing pit crew services to another four who are racing in the
Cavallino Classic Competition.

Stay tuned as results and photos will be available during and after the events.

Here is the lineup…

Cavallino Classic Competition
The 2nd annual Cavallino Classic Competition is scheduled for January 24 and 25 at the Palm Beach International
Raceway. This is an amazing opportunity to see the world’s greatest cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and
Bugatti all on the same course.

Steve Dudley

Ferrari 308

Mark Lindman

Ferrari 212

Jack Thomas

Ferrari Boano

Jim Fuchs

Ferrari BBLM







 


Concorso d’Eleganza at The Breakers
The Concorso d’Eleganza, held January 26, is one of the premier Ferrari events in the USA. This annual event
brings collectors, restorers and enthusiasts from around the world to one location to share their enthusiasm and
passion. Judging takes place Saturday with awards given that evening. Join us on the grass and see for yourself the
beauty that is Ferrari.


Kevin Caulfield

Serial #0108E

Ferrari 212 Export Touring

Peter McCoy

Serial #0903GT

Ferrari 250GT “Tour de France” Scaglietti

Jaime Moldoon

Serial #0359GT

Ferrari Special Vignale of Princess Lilana de Rethy

Vance Shappley

Serial #09413

Ferrari 275 GTB - 4 CAM

Bob Cohen

Serial #09993

Ferrari 275 GTB - 4 CAM

Jim Patterson

Serial #2301GT

Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB

Jack Thomas

Serial #0355AL

Ferrari 375 America

Jack Thomas

 

Ferrari 365 Daytona Special

Wayne Golomb

Serial #0488AM

Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



For more information on the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic visit http://www.cavallino.com/cavallino-classic.html.

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