Back in August, two Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano's began a 20,000-mile-long trek across the Americas. The trip began in Brazil and over the course of the next three months the two vehicles will wind there way through both South and North America, eventually completing their marathon in New York City this November.
Those of you fortunate enough to live in the So. Cal. area can check in on how the two 599s are holding up when they stop for a fill up at the La Cienega Shell station this Wednesday, between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. It will be an open forum with both the drivers and Shell's tech nerds, along with cookies, punch and 'gifts.'
The gas stop serves as the U.S. kickoff point of the Panamerican 20k, which is described by Shell as a chance for the two companies to show off their technological prowess.
All the details, including the address of the Shell station, can be found in the press release after the jump. If you're in the area, buy the team a Red Bull and wish them luck. And if you have a camera, some photos would be much appreciated.
All-new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano to refuel at L.A. Shell station to kick off U.S. stage of Panamerican 20,000
WHAT: The Ferrari Panamerican 20,000 road challenge will stop at Shell stations across the United States to refuel with Shell V-Power as it makes its way from Brazil to New York City in two all-new Ferrari 599 GTB Fioranos. The tour will cover 20,000 miles in just 85 days, including a stop in Los Angeles where local car lovers can get a glimpse of Ferrari's most technologically advanced road car as both Ferraris refuel for the next leg of the adventure. In addition to this first look, auto enthusiasts can hear first-hand accounts of the journey's challenges and high points from the Ferrari team members and the Shell Technical Specialist who have been on the tour since it left Brazil. Shell customers will be treated to gifts and refreshments while they check out the new supercars and interact with the team.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 25
WHERE: La Cienega Shell station
8500 W. Pico Blvd. (at La Cienega Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90035
WHO: Shell and Ferrari Panamerican 20,000 team members and a local radio personality
VISUALS: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano's first appearance in the United States; Shell V-Power refueling. Panamerican 20,000 team will be available for photos and interviews. Please contact Beth Valone to arrange an interview.
BACKGROUND: Ferrari has a long technical collaboration with Shell, which is supporting its marathon journey. Shell is providing Shell V-Power fuel, a suite of Q lubricant products and a technical support specialist every mile of the Panamerican 20,000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Be part of the Panamerican 20,000 at www.shell.com/us/20000 and www.shell.com/motorsport and download photos and other tour information at www.shell.com/motorsportmedia.