FERRARI FEVER: A LIFETIME COLLECTING, RESTORING & RACING THE RAREST ITALIAN AUTOMOBILES
‘Ferrari Fever’ is a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the classic car collecting scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, an era when some of the rarest and ...
‘Ferrari Fever’ is a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the classic car collecting scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, an era when some of the rarest and most interesting Italian automobiles could still be found hidden or languishing in barns, junkyards or by the side of the road…almost lost in time.
Follow Paul Schouwenburg’s story as he collects, restores and races some of the rarest Italian classic cars, including: Alfa 1900CSS Zagato, Alfa Tipo 33/2, Ferrari 250GTO, 340 America Touring, 250 MM Vignale Berlinetta, 250GT SWB Competition/61 etc.
Filled with rich anecdotes and rare insights into the colourful characters of the day, including Jacques Swaters and Rob de la Rive Box, Paul’s passion and incredible drive make for exciting reading. Indeed this is a unique take, a look in the rear view mirror at a bygone era when gems could be found incredibly cheaply and enthusiasts took seat-of-the-pants decisions regarding many aspects of a hobby which was uncharted, innocent and simply not as commercial as today – he couldn’t even give away his 250 GTO at the time! The world has changed beyond recognition since his intense car hunts of the ‘60s and ‘70s; accounts of that era’s version of the classic car hobby are as rare as this story is enjoyable to read. Throughout the years his devoted family accompanies him every step of the way in his passion, an infectious one, and his sons now share a respected classic car restoration business, building on the foundations laid by their father.