VIDEO: Rare Ferrari 250 GTO at Thunderhill a Velocity Invitational Preview

Photo: Larry Chen

First, this 19min Hoonigan AutoFocus YouTube video features Californian Larry Chen’s brilliant still photography.

Second, it stars Tom Price’s 1962 Ferrari GTO, one of just 36 made.

Photo: Larry Chen

Third … beware: Watching this will force you to scrap your weekend football and BBQ’ing plans in favor of making the trek to the Nov. 11-14 Velocity Invitational at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Chen got a last-minute invitation to photograph — and enjoy several laps in! — Price’s spectacular ’62 GTO at Thunderhill Raceway, a priceless machine left in the skillful hands of Velocity founder Jeff O’Neill who serves as narrator. With more than 300 races in Europe and North America in Price’s hands under its perfectly-sculpted belt, the Ferrari looks and sounds brand new.

Photo: Larry Chen

Chen’s still photography sprinkled throughout the video is topped only by the sound of its 6-carburetor, 2.5-liter 350hp V-12 as Chen records several laps around Thunderhill with O’Neill.

After several hot laps, a fired up lensman exclaimed: “Jeff, that was incredible. I don’t know what to say. This is a time machine. Can you imagine getting in this car back in 1962?”

Photo: Larry Chen

“That’s our interest: period racing cars with authentic racing histories, whether Formula 1 or ERAs from the 1930s” O’Neill replied. “At [the Laguna Seca Velocity Invitational], we’ll have cars coming from the McLaren Museum, James Hadfield’s collection, racing and custom cars, an F1 collection second to none.

“And two Ferrari GTOs …”