Remit Group's Persuaders team has entered a classic 1972 Ferrari Dino.
The team is named after the Persuaders TV series in the early 1970s, which featured Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde, the Bronx-raised self-made millionaire. Some of the older participants in the Real Rally may remember Danny's red Ferrari Dino from the series. This Dino will be driven by Rob Foulston, Remit Group's Chairman, and Rob has kept a seat free so that he can share the ride with anyone who fancies a trip in the Dino, but more importantly, so that he can keep changing his co-pilot (imagine spending the whole two days with just one person(?!)
The name "Dino" honours the Ferrari founder's late son, Alfredo Ferrari, who was credited with designing the Ferrari V6 engine in the Dino. Alfredo was nicknamed Dino. He had Duchenne muscular dystrophy and sadly died at the age of 24. After his death, the Ferrari "Dino" was fitted with the engine that Alfredo had been working on and Enzo Ferrari named the mid-engine car in honour of his son.
Enzo Ferrari had felt that a mid-engine Ferrari would be unsafe in the hands of his customers, but eventually relented after Dino's death, and allowed designer Sergio Pininfarina to build the mid-engine concept for the 1965 Paris Motor Show, and demanded that it wear the Dino badge alone (the Ferrari Dino is the only Ferrari not to carry the usual Ferrari badge).
Rob and Dino look forward to meeting everyone in Folkestone and to having a fantastic Rally.