Ferrari Club of America - FAQ

Q. How do I join the Ferrari Club of America?

A. You can join either by completing the online application or by calling to request an application and faxing it to 800-328-0444.

Q. How much does it cost to join the Ferrari Club of America?

A. The annual membership dues vary by region and country. Generally, dues are $135 in the U.S. except for the following states: Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Dues for members living outside the U.S. are $100.

Q. Can I join the FCA even though I don't own a Ferrari?

A. Absolutely! Our only membership requirement is enthusiasm. Many first-time members join to research and locate the Ferrari of their dreams.

Q. Does my FCA membership allow me to attend events throughout the country?

A. Your national FCA membership provides access to events throughout the country. Just bring your membership card and pay any associated event fees.

Q. How do I arrange a Ferrari factory tour?

A. You must arrange a tour through your local authorized Ferrari dealer.

Q. I'm looking for a hard-to-find Ferrari part. It is quite unique and I don’t know what resources are available to me. Can you help?

A. Please start by checking with your local authorized Ferrari dealer. Since it sounds like this is an unusual part to have in stock, you can also try many of the independent sources such as Lyle Tanner http://www.ferraripartsexchange.com , Partsource http://www.ferrariparts.com , T Rutlands http://www.trutlands.com/, The Collection http://www.thecollection.com; Algar http://www.algarferrari.com/ is also an option. You can also try http://www.FerrariPortal.com to research other ideas for parts vendors

Q. I own a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Is it possible to obtain past history of the car through its VIN number?

A. The club does not retain VIN information, but you could ask for help from Gerald Roush, owner-publisher of the Ferrari Market Letter. He has a good amount of historical information on specific cars. Try http://www.ferrarimarketletter.com or 770-381-1993 for additional information.

Q. Can you please send me information about joining the Ferrari Owners Club? I live in NYC if that makes a difference.

A. Thanks for writing. I’m not sure if you are interested in joining the Ferrari Club of America or the Ferrari Owners Club. The latter is based in Southern California, and while they seem to have chapters in other parts of the U.S., most of their events are in California.

However, you wrote to the FCA website, so you probably want to join the Ferrari Club of America. It’s really easy to do. You will find a membership application on the Club’s website (www.ferrariclubofamerica.org). Or, you can call 1-800-328-0444 to get an application mailed or faxed to you. If you have any specific questions about the Club, you can call our 800 number.

There are lots of reasons for joining the Ferrari Club of America. The FCA is the largest and most active Ferrari Club in the world with national and regional activities available. We have 16 regions and 34 chapters hosting over 300 events throughout the U.S. and Canada each year. These events include track, concours, week-end tours, dinners and luncheons, day drives in the country, charity events, tech sessions, rallies, etc. As a member, you can attend FCA events anywhere. We have a monthly newsletter to let you know what's happening--a calendar of events, classified and commercial ads and short articles. We also have a terrific quarterly magazine, the Prancing Horse with in-depth features on new and old Ferrari models, interviews with “Ferrari people”, visits to places of Ferrari interest, information on Ferrari literature and collectables, and coverage of Ferrari events in North America and abroad. The Club's website has a lot to offer, including a very active Tech Forum where you can ask all sorts of technical questions. It also features an event calendar, classified ads, important links and a fantasy racing league. FCA members are provided access to exclusive world-wide Ferrari factory events such as auto show access, Formula One test sessions & customized Ferrari factory tours.

We also host a big Annual Meet each year, a 4-5 day extravaganza with a seriously judged international concours, driving school, track days, rally, other competitions, charity auction, awards banquet and other fun things.

People usually tell us they join the Club to share their enthusiasm for Ferrari and to go places with their Ferraris, but we find people stay in the Club because they enjoy the camaraderie and the friendships they make. Some people also join the Club to expand their knowledge of Ferrari. By attending events, you get a chance to see many different models of Ferraris and to chat with owners about them. You can also pick up some information on locating and purchasing a Ferrari and on maintaining it.

We have a lot of fun, and I hope you decide to join us!

Q. I'm interested in advertising in the FCA Newsletter as well as Prancing Horse. Can you please forward to me the most updated advertising/sponsorship information for these two publications?

A. Please contact Chris Ahlgrim, our advertising director, to find out about advertising in the News bulletin and Prancing Horse. You can reach Chris at 800-328-0444.

Q. I was wondering in what city the headquarters for Ferrari are in the USA.

A. I think you are looking for Ferrari North America. Their address is 250 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632.

Q. Can you recommend a book that would explain and/or discuss the differences between the Ferrari 250 Cabriolet and the Ferrari 250 California Spyder?

A. We can’t recommend a specific book, but you might try going back to the FCA website, and clicking on Links. You should find one for the 250 Register and they might be able to help you. There are also a number of automotive book dealers who could direct you to suggested titles. Good luck!

Q. I am looking for insurance for a stock Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino which is in storage in Ohio and which I drive very seldom (maybe 1000 mi/yr). Can you recommend any insurance companies that would be able to insure it? Are there any preferential deals through FCA membership?

A. The FCA has no preferential deals but we are looking into it now.

Q. When does my membership renew?

A. I’m glad you asked. Your membership expired earlier this year. You can easily renew on the club’s website (www.ferrariclubofamerica.org) or by calling Chris Ahlgrim (Membership Services) at 1-800-328-0444 during business hours to renew using a credit card. We’ll be glad to have you back as a member!

Q. Is Honolulu a part of our Pacific Region or will I be assigned to a different region when I move?

A. Hawaii is part of the Pacific Region. The club’s Regions are illustrated on the club’s web site at this page: http://www.ferrariclubofamerica.org/regionalmap.cfm

Q. We are looking to purchase a neighbor’s 1989 Ferrari SUV. It only has 17,000 miles and he is the original owner. We cannot find references to the value for this vehicle. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Ferrari has never made an SUV.

Q. How can I view the available regalia?

A. Our club’s Club's Regalia Chair will be happy to assist you and can let you know what’s available. We have pins, shirts, decals and stickers and much more, which are only available to our members. Our Regalia Chair, Steve Ahlgrim, can be reached at ItalyCars@aol.com.

Q. . I am looking for a first anniversary gift for my husband. He is an avid Ferrari fan. We are planning a trip and will be near a dealer at that time. Can you tell me more about the benefits of membership? Would I be able to reserve a time for him to test drive a car at that dealership?

A. Here is a great overview of the benefits of club membership: http://ferrariclubofamerica.org/benefits.cfm . We are not affiliated with the Ferrari Factory and would not be able to assist with a test drive.

Q. Please send me a list of events for my Region.

A. All current events are listed on http://www.ferrariclubofamerica.org/calendar.cfm

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