RM Sotheby’s and Canossa Events Form Global Partnership Across Portfolio of Leading Collector Car Events

Partnership to see collaborations across the Cavallino Classic, Modena Cento Ore, Terre di Canossa, and Stella Alpina.

  • RM Sotheby’s and Canossa Events form Global Partnership that will see RM Sotheby’s become Canossa’s primary sponsor and auction partner
  • Collaborations across many high-profile automotive events across the globe
  • Palm Beach Cavallino Classic will be the first official collaboration between the two organisations

BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA – January 15, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s and Canossa Events are delighted to announce a new partnership that will see the two organisations collaborate across the full spectrum of Canossa’s world-leading collector car events and activities. RM Sotheby’s is now the primary sponsor of all Canossa events and is the official auction partner.

RM Sotheby’s and Canossa have a long-standing relationship with RM having supported the Modena Cento Ore, one of Europe’s most exclusive and highly regarded historic motorsport events, for many years. From 2022, the partnership is elevated to new heights that will see the two companies collaborate on a global level as Canossa looks to expand its presence throughout Europe and the Middle East.

The new partnership will kick off in Palm Beach, Florida, the weekend of 20-23 January, with the Cavallino Classic, an event that has been established for 42 years and which celebrates the beauty, speed, and history of the Ferrari marque. Canossa Events recently acquired the Cavallino Classic event, and this year is significant in that it is the 75th anniversary of the celebrated Maranello marque. Canossa will continue to build on the worldwide reputation of the Cavallino Classic, bringing new innovations and a distinctly Italian flair to the event. In addition, the Cavallino Classic event has expanded into Italy, with the Cavallino Classic Modena in July 2022, and the Cavallino Classic Middle East in December 2022.

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Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions at RM Sotheby’s, says: “We are delighted to have forged a long-term partnership with Canossa and its portfolio of spectacular events. RM Sotheby’s is a luxury brand, and we choose to align with the best in the business and with people who share our love and enthusiasm of the collector car hobby. Canossa has a worldwide reputation for excellence, and we are proud to partner with them and to help enhance the participant experience across all their automotive events.”

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Director of Sales UK & EMEA at RM Sotheby’s, says: “We are particularly proud of the partnership we will enjoy with Cavallino Classic in the USA and at the two newly established locations. Ferrari is a special brand, and this partnership allows us to further support and celebrate our relationship with the marque. RM Sotheby’s is the established world leader in auctioning fine Ferrari cars, having offered seven of the top 10 most valuable Ferraris ever sold at auction. In the 40 years that RM has been selling cars, many Ferraris have crossed the block, from restoration projects to 250 GTOs, and we have been lucky enough to conduct many sales in Maranello in partnership with Ferrari S.p.A. To be able to support the Cavallino Classic, and help enthusiasts celebrate the marque at such a leading event, is fantastic for us.”

Luigi Orlandini, Chairman and CEO of Canossa and Cavallino, says: “I am very glad to announce our new partnership with the leading auction house firm RM Sotheby’s. We have been friends and partners for the last ten years at the Modena Cento Ore. We share the same values and passions, and I can’t think of a better way to further develop our friendship than with Cavallino Classic.”

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About RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest collector car auction house by total sales. With 40 years of proven results in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from auctions (live and online) and private sales to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of Car Specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM Sotheby’s is currently responsible for six of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction.

About Canossa Events

Canossa is a young company run by a young team. We started out in 2011 with a team of just four people, but today we have 130 passionate professionals with an average age of just 32, running more than 250 events every year.

Canossa Events organizes captivating and memorable events, all staged with a great love of cars. From small luxury events to big rallies or challenging circuit races, we turn the journey into an experience. As we say: There is no road to happiness. Happiness is the road!

At Canossa, we have great passion for beauty, elegance, and taste. And we plan every single detail meticulously because we know details make the difference. Canossa is constantly expanding and evolving with subsidiaries both in the United States (Greenwich, CT, and Miami, FL) and in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). Canossa is part of Motorsport Network.

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Source: RM Sotheby’s

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