Southern Equitorial Ferrari Automobili Club
Reputed to be the oldest Ferrari owners' club in the world, the Southern Equitorial Ferrari Automobil Club was established in Johannesburg in 1967. Founded by enthusiast Pierre Kelfkens as a motivation for luncheon get-togethers with like-minded Ferraristi, SEFAC fast became the foremost single-marque automotive Club on the African continent.
Under the leadership of Libero Pardini and Giorgio Cavalieri in the eighties and nineties, the comprehensive events programme truly took shape. The intention was always to encourage members to drive their cars on our beautiful, sweeping roads. Soon the Club programme grew to encompass not just "breakfast runs" and "Grand Prix lunches", but track events including the spectacular Kyalami event and the storied Showday (concours d'elegance). In commemoration of the company's 60th anniversary and the Club's 40th, 2007 saw members undertake a coastal tour of some of the Cape's most scenic spots - certainly a major highlight for all lucky enough to be involved!
In 2010 - the year of South Africa's football World Cup - Giorgio and Libero celebrate 33 years of service to the Club and to this day, with tangible enthusiasm and commitment, Giorgio has remained the driving force behind SEFAC. Today the Club boasts approximately 350 members with 550 cars; dedicated enthusiasts ensuring that the Ferrari flame burns bright on the Southernmost point of Africa.