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50th Anniversary Celebration

Ferrari Club of America 50th Anniversary Celebration

Spanning Summer 2012 through Fall 2013.  

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Our 50th Anniversary celebration - “Passione” kicked off at Concorso Italiano 2012! This was the launch of our 599 Relay car as it began a 20,000-mile journey across North America to visit every Region and Chapter and to both the Palm Springs and Elkhart Lake Annual Meets.

The relay was led by a special, one-off Ferrari 599GTB-HGTE built specially for Passione. This unique Ferrari, the very last North America specification 599 produced, was made possible by Jim Taylor, FCA member and Patrono Principale of the FCA’s 50th Anniversary, and by Ferrari North America. The 599 has a unique paint scheme and interior design, as well as custom graphics representing the 50-year history of the FCA.

Check out photos from the launch

View Completed photos 50th Anni di Passione 599 GTB HGTE

To commemorate the occasion, every FCA member received a complimentary Jay Koka 50th Anniversary poster.

Many thanks go to member and patron Jim Taylor of TaylorMade Marine who is now the 599’s proud owner since its journey is complete. FCA commissioned a high quality 1/43rd scale model of the 599 Relay Car in a limited edition of 500 pieces. They are sold exclusively through the on-line Regalia store.

This relay was made possible in part by the generous support of Pirelli Tire, the Official Partner of the Ferrari Club of America, and our Supporting National Relay sponsors: Horseless Carriage, SkinzWraps, Schedoni and Miller Motorcars.

 


The FCA commissioned a high quality 1/43rd scale model of the 599 Relay Car in a limited edition of 500 pieces. These are sold exclusively through the on-line Regalia store.

This relay was made possible in part by the generous support of Pirelli Tire, the Official Partner of the Ferrari Club of America, and our Supporting National Relay sponsors, Horseless Carriage, SkinzWraps, Schedoni, Taylor Made and Miller Motorcars.


Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House

When a child is sick, parents need a team of support to help them recover. Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit 501(c) 3, wants to give children the best chance of recovering - and that means having their parents, siblings, and sometimes grandparents nearby for love and support. For example, the Ronald McDonald House® program allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to live near the hospital at little to no cost. At the House, families are supported at the most basic level, with a roof over the heads. And, then the staff and volunteers take it further to ensure the families are provided emotional support and a place to re-energize after a draining day at the hospital. In turn, these families can be there with love and support to help their child heal faster and cope better.

In addition, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® provides parents a place to rest and rejuvenate within the hospital, often steps from their child's bedside. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® program takes access to health care one step further, by providing quality medical, dental and health education to vulnerable children, right in their own communities.

 

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Ronald McDonald House Charities can't make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, but they can make sure their family is nearby to provide love and support. Please join us in helping to strengthen the 4.5 million families RMHC and its local Chapters serve a year. For more information visit rmhc.org.

“We are looking forward to working with the Ferrari Club of America,” said Marty Coyne, president and CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities.  “When your child is sick, nothing else should matter excepting getting them well.  Thanks to passionate supporters like the Ferrari Club of America, our families can be given the strength they need to ensure they can give 100% of themselves to their child.”

Without our volunteers and donors, there would be no family support, shoulder to cry on or peace of mind for our families.  Find out how you can make a difference at rmhc.org.

RMHC, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Ronald McDonald Family Room, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities and design are trademarks of McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates. Used with permission.


 

Jay Koka

Jay Koka

An initially realist style garnered Jay Koka a large and loyal audience over the first decade of his painting career. In the mid 90's however, he embarked on a dramatic and some said even 'shocking' change in art style. The small, tightly rendered gouache works were replaced by large canvases often with a notable disregard for detail and an emphasis on texture, form and color.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of his studio, Koka continues to be creatively restless and endlessly experimenting in style and media exploring two style extremes … realism and impressionism exist side by side in Koka's body of work … each new work is a genuine surprise.

In 2007, Koka was honored with a 20 year "one man" retrospective show at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. Much in demand for his poster work, Koka has been poster and featured artist for many international events... some highlights include the Meadow Brook Concours poster artist in 1992, Bloomington Gold for 1996 and 1997, Pebble Beach poster artist for 2006, for the Ferrari Club of America 8 times to date, the Barrett-Jackson Auction in 2009, the Louisville Concours in 2008 and 2009, the iconic Daytona 500 in 2010, the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona for 2011 as well as the inaugural poster art for The St John’s Concours d’Elegance in 2011.

Koka's original paintings as well as an online catalog of his over one hundred and fifty print and poster editions are featured in two extensive websites located at www.jaykokastudio.com and www.autoartprints.com. 2006 was the 20th Anniversary of the studio marked by a dedicated website at www.k20.ca.

 

Contact:
 
Jay Koka
PO Box 395
Waterloo, ON, N2J 4A9
Canada
519-650-3908, jaykoka@jaykokastudio.com