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Ed Gilbertson Award


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Ed GilbertsonIn recognition of over 25 years as Chief Concours Judge of the Ferrari Club of America the Pacific Region has established the "Ed Gilbertson Ferrari's are Meant To Be Driven Award" to recognize those active club members who regularly drive their cars. This is an International Meet Concours Award. The Award honors Ed and his philosophy that "Ferraris are Meant to be driven".

The award criteria can be found on this web page.  Each of regional directors of the Ferrari Club can nominate two members that will be attending an upcoming international meet that they feel meets the criteria. Or a board member may nominate their regional director.


Ed Gilbertson LetterClick on the letter to view a letter from Ed Gilbertson to Gil Lucero (then Regional Director of Pacific Region) upon Ed’s return from the 2006 Annual Meet. Ed comments on presenting the bronze perpetual trophy and smaller “keeper” award to 2006 winner David North (Southeast Region). Ed talks about the deserving recipients, as well as the importance of the award and the special place it maintains in his heart.

Tish Thinesen LetterClick on the letter to see a letter from Tish Thinesen (then Chief Judge for Pacific Region) describing to Harold Wong (2003 Regional Director of Pacific Region) and Chris Current (then new National Chief Judge) describing the origin, intent, and original criteria of the Ed Gilbertson “Ferraris are Meant to be Driven” Award.