The Ferrari of Los Gatos Story

Brian Burnett and Richard Rivoir had a dream.  They wanted to sell Ferrari’s.  The Silicon Valley business they started in 1976 became the best-known Ferrari dealership in the world.

This blog tells the story of Ferrari of Los Gatos and corresponds with a book that is a work in progress. If you have a Ferrari of Los Gatos memory, please share it here.

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Below you’ll find the first post to start the Ferrari of Los Gatos story.

Time Moves On and So Do Famous Car Dealers

The corner of East Main and Pageant Way in Los Gatos, California has been home to an automobile dealership since the 1920s when Spotswood Dodge moved in. Ferrari of Los Gatos occupied the space from the mid-70s through the mid-90s, followed by Silicon Valley Auto Group, and Los Gatos Luxury Cars. 66 East Main Street […]

Giotto Bizzarrini, The Great Engineer

He was fired by Enzo Ferrari for his role in the failed ‘Palace Revolt,’ fought back by trying to out-do Ferraris on the race track, briefly produced cars under his name before being swindled into bankruptcy, and ended his career as he started, teaching mechanical engineering at the University of Pisa. Giotto Bizzarrini’s journey through […]

The Time a Blind Man Drove a Ferrari

Ferraris have appeared in many movies, but only one Ferrari had a blind man behind the wheel. In Scent of a Woman, blind Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, played by Al Pacino, drove a Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet on the backstreets of New York. This scene from Scent of a Woman took place in a New […]