MPI News 2015
Thank you for joining us for the 2nd annual Art in Motion. We had a beautiful weekend for raising money, making new friendships and enjoying Wisconsin’s exquisite Fall weather.
Art in Motion - October 9-11
Don’t miss your opportunity for fast cars and exquisite art.
Join Motion Products, Inc. and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for the 2nd annual Art in Motion. This event brings together both the car and glass worlds for a weekend a year to help raise money for educational programs through the Bergstrom-Mahler museum.
Friday, October 9
Fundraising Dinner with silent and live auctions as well as guest speakers Wayne Obry and Lino Tagliapietra.
Saturday, October 10
Fall drive through Door County. Back by popular demand Beth Nelson and Dan Rhodes will be leading cars through beautiful Door County on an all day rally. Schedule stops this year are at Popelka Trenchard Glass, Rowleys Bay Resort and K. Allen Gallery. We will also enjoy two photo shoots along the way.
The final destination will be at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for wine and cocktails and a private viewing of artist Lino Tagliapietra’s work.
Sunday, October 11
VIP Tours – Start your day with a shop tour of Motion Products’ Main Street Office. Take an opportunity to walk around and talk to staff about the number of cars being restored as well as the types of services offered.
From the shop participants will make their way to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for a private signing and gallery walk with artist Lino Tagliapietra.
For more information and times and locations visit http://mpi-ferrari.com/html/art_in_motion_2015.html
Wheels of Italy
September 13, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Everything Italian on Wheels. Bring your car or just stop by to see beautiful Italian made cars and motorcycles at the Calhoun Executive Center at 3033 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN.
Stop by and say “hi” to our MPI staff.
It’s almost here…Monterey Car Week. This year is sure to be a busy one out in California. If you’re out and about in Monterey you are likely to bump into one of our staff. We’ll be making appearances at the following venues:
Thursday - Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
Friday - The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Saturday - Concorso Italiano
Sunday - Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
If that wasn’t enough we are excited to extend our visit to beautiful California for the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet August 16-19.
Ferrari Parts 308 and Up
In stock and ready for delivery. With over 1,500 parts you're likely to find what you're looking for.
Below is a sampling of the items available. For a complete listing check out our Mercato
9 1/2” Double Disk Clutch
355 (5.2 Motronic)
Right Cylinder Head Complete
355 (5.2 Motronic)
Quattrovalvole AC Compressor (Sankyo)
L.H. Front Side Direction Fog Light
Front Lower Fork
Congratulations to our clients who won at the Concorso d' Eleganza Villa d'Este
Best in Show by the Jury: 1932 Alfa Romeo, 8C 2300, Spider
Class Winner: 1932 Alfa Romeo, 8C 2300, Spider
Class Winner: 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa, Berlinetta
Join Jim Wallner and Dustin Wetmore at Lake Como, Italy for Concorso
d’Eleganza Villa d’Este May 22-24, 2015 as they showcase our client’s
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale Berlinetta (0359 GT).
The Concorso d’Eelganza Villa d’Este is perhaps the most significant of all
events celebrating the mystique of historic cars built between 1920 and 1980.
The focus on design, originality, perfect preservation and the spirit of nobility
bring together the most important and beautiful cars from all over the world
to the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.
Motion Products, Inc. is excited to offer a monthly electronic newsletter. Each month we will feature different items sold through our Parts Department. To learn more about MPI Parts or to get in on specials throughout the year, simply click here.
We stock a number of items so if you don’t see something in our e-newsletter or website just contact our sales manager, Dan Rhodes (920) 725-4688 or email@example.com.
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance...what a great event!
Congratulations to our clients
Best in Show - Sport
1932 Alfa Romeo 2800 8C Zagato
Best in Class - Ferrari GT Closed
1960 Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica Coupe Aerodinamico (2207SA) a.k.a. Superfast II
Award Winner - Ferrari GT Closed
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale Berlinetta (0359 GT)
Neil Rashba Photography
MPI to show at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
March 13-15, 2015
Amelia Island is among one of the top automotive events. Held the second weekend in March, Amelia draws over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world.
Join us at the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance. We will have 3 cars on display for judging and a bare metal Boano on display at the MotorXpo.
Cars to be judged…
• 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale Berlinetta (#0359 GT)
• 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico (#2207SA)
• 1967 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta (#09677)
Employee Spotlight...Jim Wallner
Jim has a remarkable knack for finding new business ventures and developing relationships both nationally and internationally. He uses his abilities to identify new trends and emerging opportunities through business networking and market research and analysis.
Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry where he’s held positions of varying degrees including: craftsmen, operations manager and director. He has successfully managed staff, projects, logistics and special events through his strategic assessment, out-of-the-box thinking and “can do” attitude. His contribution to the organization in achieving results has been instrumental in the overall success of the organization.
When not in the office you can find Jim at events showing cars on the grass, judging or just mingling with attendees.
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Ferrari and Italian Sports Car Parts & Accessories
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Cavallino Classic Wrap-up
Another year is behind us and what a year it was. You won’t hear anything from MPI’s team except what an honor it was to be at this year’s event. Even with 17 cars to keep the staff occupied they still found a few moments to enjoy the warm sun and good company of those in attendance.
Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza
Platinum is defined as scoring that is better than 95 points
2015 - Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza
• 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Berlinetta - Platinum & Spirit Award
• 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Vignale Berlinetta - Platinum & Best of Show Gran Turismo Ferrari Award
• 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Cabriolet - Platinum
• 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Cabriolet - Platinum
• 1992 Ferrari 348 ts - Platinum
• 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Scaglietti Berlinetta - Gold
• 1951 212 Inter - Gold
2015 Cavallino Classic Lineup…
I know you’ve been waiting very patiently. Below is the lineup of cars MPI will be taking to the 2015 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida.
• 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Scaglietti Berlinetta (#4415 GT/L)
• 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Vignale Berlinetta (#0359 GT) – Princess Liliane de Rethy
• 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Cabriolet (#2087 GT)
• 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Cabriolet (#3089 GT)
• 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (#3445 GT)
• 1962 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (#4121 GT)
• 1992 Ferrari 348 ts (#92026)
• 1955 Maserati A6G-2000 (#2113)
• 1953 Ferrari 375 America Pininfarina Berlinetta (#0355 AL) - Built for Gianni Agnelli, chairman of Fiat
• 1990 Ferrari F40 (#85982)
• 1980 Ferrari 512 BBLM (#29509)
• 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Berlinetta (#0529 GT) – Alloy Body (Sister Car)
• 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Berlinetta (#0527 GT) – Alloy Body (Sister Car)
• 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (#1215 GT)
• 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (#0756 TR)
• 1958 Ferrari 412 MI (#0744 MI) Monza Indianapolis
• 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter (#0263 EU) – 1st 100 point Ferrari at Pebble Beach
Dan Rhodes and Kelly Jackson
This duo is your first point of contact for parts and
accessories. That’s right MPI has a new Mercato
(online store). We are currently working with
manufacturers, dealers and wholesalers around the
world to bring you top quality new and used parts and
We’re always expanding our offering so if you don’t see something
on our site just give these two a call. Dan and Kelly’s expert knowledge in cars is especially helpful in providing advice to
help you identify additional needs. Car guys their whole life they understand the ins and outs of restorations, performance upgrades and maintenance.
Visit our Mercato
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
MPI would like to wish you and your families a wonderful 2015.
MPI News 2014
2015 Cavallino Classic
Join Motion Products for the 2015 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, FL January 21-25, 2015.
This premier Ferrari event brings together enthusiasts from around the world for racing, concours judging and just plain fun. If you’re making the trip to Florida this year stop by and see our staff. You can find us…
• Thursday and Friday at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) under our awning providing race support as well as under the tent at the Mercato.
• Saturday at the Concorso d’Eleganza at the Breakers for judging and a display under the tent at the Mercato.
• Sunday join us at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for Classic Sports Sunday
Employee Spotlight…Dustin Wetmore.
Dustin has a unique style all his own. With multiple years of experience in the disassembly and assembly of vintage Ferrari’s he knows his way around a car
and has a keen eye to imperfections not obvious to even the most elite
restorers. He takes his time to understand the client’s interest and needs before beginning any processes. For Dustin, an evaluation is a very systematic process that relies not only on his skills and expertise but on his intuition. For over a decade he has been an integral part of Motion Products’ success through developing new business, managing projects and maintaining client relations.
If you’re making a trip to Cavallino this year, stop by and meet Dustin at the track, on the grass or at Mar-a-Lago. He has a wealth of knowledge of every car we’re taking and probably a few secrets.
Looking for parts and accessories for your vintage autos? Contact Dan Rhodes our Parts Manager at (920) 725-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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Auto Moto Depoca, Padova, Italy
October 23-26, 2014
Auto Moto Depoca is the largest Italian show of vintage cars and motorcycles. Over 1,600 cars will be shown in the 90,000 sqm exhibit space. The show brings together over 45,000 enthusiasts from around the world, including Motion Products. If you happen to venture to the show stop by our partner Ruote Borrani’s booth and visit with Jim Wallner.
Art In Motion
Thank you everyone who turned out for Art In Motion. With all your generous support we were able to help raise funds for art programs through the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Art. It was a beautiful weekend filled with entertainment, education and lots and lots of cars and glass.
To see photos from the event visit our Facebook page.
Join MPI and Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for Art In Motion October 10-12. This three-day event is centered around cars and fine art to help raise funds for youth art programs.
Wheels of Italy
Join us at the Wheels of Italy event on Sunday, September 7 at Lake Calhoun Executive Center in Minneapolis, MN.
This event has become a “must attend” event in the Minneapolis marketing for over a decade. With over 200+ cars and 100+ motorcycles there is a something for everyone.
Stop by our trailer and see some amazing cars, pick up some new Ferrari merchandise and check out our parts and accessories. We’ll see you there. The event is free and runs from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Monterey Car Week 2014 Results Are In
Congratulations to our client for winning 2nd in the M-2 Class at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with his 1954 250 Ferrari Monza.
We would also like to congratulate Jon Shirley and restorer Dennison International for winning 1st place with their Ferrari 375 MM in the M-1 Class and for taking home Best in Show.
Thank you to Concoros Italiano for a great show this year. As always we and our partner Borrani Americas had a wonderful time and appreciate the opportunity to provide live demonstrations at this year’s event.
We’ll have more information as well as photos and videos coming soon.
Monterey Car Week 2014
It’s that time of year again…Monterey Car Week! We are excited to be part of it and would love the opportunity to meet up with our followers, partners and friends. Here is a breakdown of where you might bump into us during the week.
Monday - Wednesday, August 11-13
The Quail Rally
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT
This rally is comprised of 30 vintage automobiles from different car collectors who drive to raise funds for local and national charitable organizations.
Thursday, August 14
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
This tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route, particularly along Ocean Avenue in Carmel.
8:00am Tour departs
11:00 – Noon Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Noon – 2:00pm Tour returns to Pebble Beach
Friday, August 15
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT – display only
In a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge and Golf Club the gathering provides an unparalleled and exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.
Saturday, August 16
Concorso Italiano - Live BORRANI Wheel Demonstrations
1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA
Visit us in booths 20 & 21.
Visit us to say or to see our parts, art display and live BORRANI WHEEL Demonstration. Concorso Italiano has become known as one of the premier car events during Monterey week.
Sunday, August 17
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
9:00am judging commences
10:30am field opens to spectators
1:30 – 5:00pm Awards presentation
200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the fairway of the famed eighteenth at Pebble Beach Golf Links. This is the top-ranked collector car competition in the world. Automobiles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style.
1967 500 Ferrari Superfast - M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring
1954 250 Ferrari Monza - M-2 Ferrari Competition
1958 Ferrari Testarossa - Display Only
BORRANI WIRE WHEEL DEMONSTRATIONS
Live Wheel Restoration Demonstrations at Motion Products’ Tent
Visit Motion Products, Inc. at the 2014 Concorso Italiano, Saturday, August 16 at Black Horse Golf Course, and see firsthand the techniques used to make Ruote Borrani wheels the gold standard of the business.
Join Jim Wallner who will perform live demonstrations of this amazing and rarely seen process. Jim was trained in Milan, Italy at Borrani’s home office to learn the proper methods to restore classic wheels including techniques to lace and true wheels to their stringent guidelines.
Demonstration Times and Location
Section C Booth #’s 20-21
10:00am 2:00pm 4:00pm
To read the full press release click here.
Happy 4th of July!
Come see us at Concorso Italiano on Saturday August 16 at Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey Bay, CA. More details to come.
Ferraris on Oak Street was a hit! See our Facebook page for photos. The Ferrari Club of America - Central States did a fantastic job in the planning and execution of this event. Congratulations to our client for winning Best in Show.
Ferraris on Oak Street
The Ferraris on Oak Street event is being sponsored by the Ferrari Club of America Central States Region. This event in conjunction with the Oak Street Council are closing down Oak Street in Chicago from Rush to Michigan Avenue to have a red carpet rolled out and Enzo Era Ferraris lined up.
This is a “by invitation only” event and we are very happy to have been included within it. We will have a tent area showcasing 3 of our client’s vehicles including...
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
1952 212 Ferrari Export #0092E
- 2010 – Pebble Beach class M-2, 1st IC
- 2011 – Cavallino Classic, Enzo Ferrari Award, Scuderia SF Cup and Platinum
- 2011 – Villa d’Este class C, 1st IC,
- 2013 - Quail
1958 250 Ferrari GT TdF #0903GT
- 2012 – Pebble Beach class M-2, 2nd IC
- 2013 – Cavallino Classic Class 2, Platinum
- 2013 – Ville d’Este class G, Mention of Honour
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet
Motion Products staff will be attending the event on June 11-15 in Leesburg, VA. Bill Murphy and Jim Wallner will be judging and MPI and our partner Borrani Americas will be displaying at the Mercato. If you’re headed out there stop by and say hi!
Get Your Engines In Shape!
From bearings to Wossner pistons to Sangalli gaskets we’ve got the quality parts you need and skilled technicians to complete your job to the highest standards of a quality restoration.
- Complete Engine Rebuilds
- Boring and Honing
- Cylinder Head Reconditioning
- Rod Reconditioning
- Crank Grinding & Balancing
- Engine Sleeving Liners
Save on Cicognani Rubber and Weather Stripping!
MPI currently carries a number of Ferrari models and we have quick turn-around times for other makes and models. Cicognani is the top name in rubber and weather stripping. Products are molded from OEM molds and used exclusively by MPI for their restorations. These products can be seen on restorations at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club of America Concours.
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Motion Products does it again!!!
We can’t even begin to express how excited we are for our clients and their wins at the Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza Saturday, January 25. Stay tuned for more information. Visit our Facebook page for photos from the track days, concorso d’eleganza and Mar-a-Lago.
Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza
1971 365 GTB/4 - Platinum Award & Preservation Award
1951 212 Expert Barchetta - Platinum Award & Excellence Cup
1959 250 LWB California Spyder - Platinum Award
1967 500 Superfast - Platinum Award
1956 250 Boano Berlinetta - Platinum Award
1962 250 Lusso Berlinetta - Platinum Award
1992 348 ts - Platinum Award
1967 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta - Gold Award
1962 400 Superamerica LWB - Platinum Award, Best of Show & Grand Touring
Motion Products, Inc. announces their lineup of Ferrari for the 2014 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic is a annual Ferrari event that brings thousands of Ferrari owners and enthusiasts to beautiful Palm Beach, Florida each January. This week long event includes a lecture series, track racing at PBIR (Palm Beach Int’l Raceway), a Concorso d’Eleganza and a Classic Sports Day at Mar-a-Lago.
This year MPI is excited to announce a lineup of cars that will be shown on the grass at the Breakers Hotel on Saturday, January 25 for the Concorso d’Eleganza.
Ferrari 250 Lusso
Ferrari 250 LWB California
Ferrari 348 ts
Ferrari 500 Superfast
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Ferrari 250 Boano
Ferrari 212 Export
Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Ferrari 275 GTB/4
There’s nothing more exciting than to see our clients racing these magnificent vehicles around the track. Stop by and see us at PBIR as we provide pit crew services for our clients on Thursday and Friday.
If the noise of the track isn’t your thing we’ll also be showing cars at the famous Mar-a-Lago on Sunday for the Classic Sports Day.
Cavallino Classic is Here!!!!
The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic will be held January 22-26, 2014
. For more information on the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic visit http://www.cavallino.com/cavallino-classic.html.
Stay tuned we will have the lineup coming soon.