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John Barnes' Cavallino sold to Motorsport Network's Canossa Events


Cavallino Classic

Cavallino Classic

Modena Cento Ore

Modena Cento Ore

Terre di Canossa

Terre di Canossa

Stella Alpina

Stella Alpina

 

Modena - December 9, 2020 – Motorsport Networks’ Canossa Events has acquired U.S. based concours event and media company Cavallino Inc.

With a prestigious reputation built over 42 years as a destination for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. It is also the organizer of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, which celebrates its 30th anniversary event on January 21-24, 2021. As the largest automotive event of the winter season it features over 400 Ferraris with total value of $600m. There are also over 120 other rare classic automobiles on display on the final day at the Mar-a-Lago resort.

Cavallino President John Barnes stated he had, … dedicated a lifetime to building the Cavallino community with a passion for all things Ferrari and it is a business with an impeccable reputation. I received several offers for the business, but I wanted it to be part of an ecosystem that serves the Ferrari community and where it can thrive. In Luigi, the Canossa team and the wider Motorsport Network group, I have found the ultimate platform run by people who share my passion and vision.

Canossa Events, with offices in Reggio Emilia, Milan, Dubai and Greenwich CT, was formed in 2010 and is synonymous with excellence in road touring events. Its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in some of the world’s most picturesque landscapes across Europe, the US and the Middle East. The company organizes almost 300 events a year, including the legendary Modena Cento Ore, that cuts a swath across the stunning scenery of Italy also featuring races in some of the most famous circuits. Their Terre di Canossa is a unique regularity rally across the lands of the Great Countess Matilda of Canossa, combining panoramic views and excellent accommodations. For those enchanted by majesty of the Dolomites, the 500 km Stella Alpina weaves its way through alpine passes.

Cavallino fits perfectly with Canossa Events and its growth strategy, and will allow the creation of new opportunities, partly to the Motorsport Network’s powerful ecosystem.
I am delighted to welcome John and the Cavallino team to Canossa. We share the same passion for classic and sports cars, and especially for the Prancing Horse. Those "works of art on four wheels” are part of the history of mankind since the late 19th century and preserving this heritage through old and new generations is our common mission. My dream is to bring Cavallino to new heights, growing in size, quality and global presence, thanks to the help of my team of passionate professionals, and thanks to the many synergies that exist in Motorsport Network,” exclaims Luigi Orlandini, Chairman and CEO of Canossa Events.

Canossa’s parent company Motorsport Network’s other acquisitions include the popular Ferrari Chat online bulletin board and, of course, Autosport Magazine.