The 2012 FOG Rally is comprised of 50 Ferraris departing from The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill, Friday September 14, at 8:30am on a media intensive charity road rally to Los Angeles. The rally will showcase Ferraris of all models and years and provide enthusiasts several opportunities for up close and personal encounters with the cars and their drivers. This event will bring together the largest number of Ferraris that have ever been assembled in one public place in San Francisco! To register for the Rally go to; http://fogrally.com/register/
For 2012 the FOG Rally is supporting Blue Planet Network, an award-winning nonprofit headquartered in the Bay Area. Blue Planet Network’s mission is to exponentially increase the impact of safe drinking water programs for people around the world. Founded in 2002, Blue Planet Network and its 94 member organizations have helped more than 993,000 people in 25 countries with safe drinking water and sanitation. Visit Blue Planet Network for more information.
Ferrari Owners Group (FOG) Inc. is a membership organization of motorsports enthusiasts. While members enjoy the freedom of the open road and the spirit of California’s rich road rally history, the FOG Rally is an event that calls together charitable people from within and without the FOG community for the common purpose of supporting a worthy cause. Drivers compete to raise the most funds for the benefiting charity. Last year an impressive $60,000 was raised for Opportunity Impact during the inaugural FOG rally. An award will be given to the top three fundraisers at the closing banquet dinner, auction, and award ceremony held at the Hyatt Century Plaza in L.A., sponsored by Novitec Rosso, Saturday, September 15. This year organizers hope to raise $100,000 for Blue Planet Network.
“The Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation values the opportunity to support the work of Blue Planet Network because it enables us to affect change simultaneously in our three areas of focus – public health, education, and youth-at-risk. Two of the features of Blue Planet Network that we find attractive are its dedicated oversight and its transparent implementation of water projects.” – Joe Keon, Founder & President, Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation, Marin County CA
The Launch Party, held at The Fairmont San Francisco hotel on Thursday September 13th at 6:00pm, will kick off the long weekend event. Participants will enjoy fine wine tasting, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and live musical entertainment set amid the hotel’s stunning Gold Room. Wine will be poured by Andretti Winery, founded by retired world champion race car driver Mario Andretti, as well as Grgich Hills Estate, one of the few truly bio-dynamic wineries in California.
The Keith Crossan Big Band will get the party swinging and will then offer the stage to Gabriel Angelo, San Francisco’s up-and-coming 12 year old trumpet player, who was recently featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Gabriel, who dresses quite dapper in Brooks Bother suits and tap dances while he plays, says his inspiration is Fred Astaire.
Robin Woolard Precious Jewels in The Fairmont Hotel is inviting launch party guests to a champagne reception and will be giving away a Dior cosmetics gift bag to each female guest.
The Launch Party is open to the public. Tickets are only $125 and must be purchased in advanced: Launch Party Tickets
The Rally of 50 Ferraris departs from The Fairmont San Francisco at 8:30am Friday, September 14, 2012. Mason Street will be closed to traffic so the public can safely view the cars before they take off. The rally continues to Santa Barbara for the night, and arrives in LA on Saturday afternoon.
For more information please visit the FOG Rally website: FOG Rally
Photo credit: Michelle Geer