Motion Products, Inc. provides restoration services and more on behalf of their customers which include very serious collectors and discerning individuals with luxury, classic and exotic cars. They provide other services for their clients such as careful transportation of cars to vintage races and Concours events where the cars may be on display or actually entered in competition for Best of Show or Best in Class. Quite often, the cars they have worked on win high honors. In fact, they brought Four Ferrari’s to the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on behalf of their owners including the Ferrari 250GTO that won first place. MPI also provides pit crew services to their clients both on and off the track. Many times, they act on behalf of the car owner who could not be present with the car, but wanted the opportunity to enter it in a special event.
The MPI/Borrani Americas team are passionate motor sport enthusiasts and keep an active schedule throughout the year that includes races, Concours and national club meets which allows them to routinely engage with the car realm. Several members of the staff have been known to enter their personal cars for fun or competition. No matter who the car belongs to, you can bet they are handled with expert care.
Early on, Motion Products, Inc. identified the value of putting Borrani wheels on vintage Ferrari and other cars, particularly those that are routinely shown in competition. Upon exploring they realized that there is a strong interest in the product across the United States and across the entire continent. They have formed Borrani Americas and have become the official distributor for the whole of North America, providing excellent consultative customer service throughout the process from order to delivery to installation. Borrani wheels are now available for select models of Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Fiat and Jaguar and they probably have plans to fit additional marques down the road.
Shown above is a very cool video from Motion Products showcasing their preparation and trailering of client cars on the way to the 2012 Cavallino Classic.
Following is just snapshot of the cars they’ve worked on and presented at the Classic.
The Ferrari America and Superamerica are a series of touring cars built in limited quantities in the 1950s and 1960s. They were often found with custom coachwork to back up their large V12 engine. This 340 America was one of the five in a collection shown at the 2011 Quail Motorsports Gathering. It has an alloy Ghia body which is unique as Ghia didn’t body many cars. MPI received this Ferrari as a racecar and restored to its built sheet.
1st GTO built
The Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most famous and most desired collector models. Produced from 1962-1964 this Ferrari was the first built and to its most recent credits won first place at Pebble Beach in 2011. New, the GTO sold in the United States for $18,000 and buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America, Luigi Chinetti. Today these rare vehicles (36 in existence) are going for $25 – $30 million.
Berlinetta Coupe #3445GT
Beyond red! The distinct blue and yellow colors of this Ferrari 250 GTO reflect its Swedish racing heritage dating back to the 1960s.
Swedish racing driver Ulf Norinder owned the car from 1963-1971, racing the car at the Targa Florio, Monza, Daytona, Spa, Nurburgring, Reims and at a number of Swedish venues. Historians believe that he received direct assistance and entry in several races through SEFAC Ferrari. Norinder also allowed the car to be driven by other famous drivers of the period, including Jackie Stewart and Chris Amon.
This car was featured on the Lokar Car Show 2011.