In 2004 Jorge Verdejo and Alfonso Zaza of Scuderia Society teamed up to bring an incredible event to Houston to celebrate one of the iconic brands of fine Italian automobiles. They created the Lamborghini Festival as a way to showcase their passion for Italian rides and helping others.
The event usually takes place over 3 days, with a different experience each day . To wrap it up, several Lamborghinis head to one place to gather for hundreds of enthusiasts to enjoy and admire. This year’s final meeting place was in the main plaza of City Centre.
I headed to the festival before it started following our insignia Lamborghini, the Squadra Corse owned by Butch Hammad. We got there just in time to have the Lambo parked towards the center, with several others still filling up the street. The event hadn’t officially started and there was a crowd of people gathering around.
We had lunch then I started my coverage. By then the crowd doubled in size, and continued to grow as more and more people came out. There were people of all ages in the crowd. It took time to snap a photo of each ride, I had to wait for a moment when they were not surround. On the outer areas, you come across some other non Lamborghini vehicles.
Teamed with some great vendors and sponsors, the event was a huge success. This year’s festival once again went towards benefiting Bennett’s Bears. Their mission has always been to raise funds to provide financial help to foundations and families of these children who truly need this support. Not only that, but to bring some joy to these kids with these amazing machines.