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Cavaliere of the Ferrari Club of America

At its annual Board meeting on March 3, 2013, the FCA Board of Directors approved the establishment of a special Cavaliere designation to be awarded to current and/or former members who have significantly contributed to the greater benefit of the Ferrari Club of America nationally over an extended period of time.  This is a very select group of individuals who have consistently gone well beyond normal expectations of time and effort to ensure the success and growth of the Club in ways that have greatly enhanced the membership experience across the Club as a whole. It is not intended to honor those who have made a difference locally, no matter how significant. Nor is it awarded to groups, companies or couples.

For 2013, all of the original Founders of the Club were automatically inducted as Cavaliere (Cavaliere is Italian for Knight.).  In addition nine outstanding individuals were also elected and inducted at the 2013 Annual Meet/50th Anniversary Gran Finale in Elkhart Lake, WI. Here is the Class of 2013:

Ken Hutchinson
Bill Markley
John Lundin
Gerry Sutterfield
John Delamater
Larry Nicklin
Dick Merritt
Tom Caulfield
Fred Leydorf

John Hurabiell
Rick Race
Paul Gilpatrick
Sherry Lindberg
Ed Gilbertson
Pat Current
Chris Current
Dave Seibert
Bob Coates
Tom Williamson
Giorgio Cavalieri

Class of 2014:
Steve Ahlgrim
Don Ambrose
Al DeLauro
Marv Landon
Pietro Castiglioni
Sam Smith

Class of 2015:
Casey Clavin
Betty Ebert
Bill Ebert
Mike Epifanio 

Class of 2017:
David Williams 

Class of 2018
Joe Adams
Theresa Gilpatrick

Nominations for the Class of 2019 are now open and will close on January 1, 2020. 

Criteria for Induction into the Fellowship of the Cavaliere.  Cavaliere is an individual who has provided outstanding contributions to the entirety of the FCA through:

  • continuous enhancement/benefit to the membership experience,
  • significant improvements to the Club’s governance, and/or
  • other very significant activities which have become part of the Club’s history;


  • is a living current or former member who has shown this outstanding commitment to the betterment of the Club for ten (10)  years or more

To be considered for selection as a Cavaliere, the individual must be nominated by a current member in good standing using the nomination form provided, including a description of his or her outstanding service to the Club, and must garner votes from at least two-thirds of the Executive Committee.

While our 2013 inaugural group included more inductees than usual, in subsequent years, the number elected and inducted will likely not exceed three per year.


2019 Cavaliere nomination deadline is January 1, 2020.