Ferrari Owners Club Indonesia (FOCI) organized the Ferrari Trans Java Tour 2019 - a three-day tour from March 1st to March 3rd, 2019 which traveled from Jakarta to Cirebon, Semarang, Solo, and Surabaya. A total of 38 Ferrari cars, including models 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F12 Berlinetta, FF, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, 360 Modena, 360 Spider & The Classiche 512 Testarossa participated in the tour to commemorate the newly launched Trans Java toll road. During the tour, participants visited several historical sites such as the Mangkunegaran Palace and De 'Tjolomadoe, and also hosted a reunion gathering with FOCI members in Surabaya.
On Day One, FOCI members gathered together at Fairmont hotel Jakarta in the morning before proceeding to KM 102 Cikampek for the start of the tour. After driving along the Cipali highway, Ferrari owners headed towards Cirebon for lunch & a short break at Aston hotel before continuing to the 2nd city, Semarang. The convoy was entertained by the beautiful landscape of rice fields set against mountainous background.The Cirebon to Semarang route truly brought excitement to the members when they took their foot off the brake pedal and hit their maximum speed.
After a sip of Javanese tea in Koeni-Koeni Semarang, they continued their journey to the 3rd city, Surakarta or its famous nickname Solo which is the hometown of Indonesia’s President, Mr. Joko Widodo. They entered the heart of Solo when dusk had fallen. The end of the first night was closed with dinner together.
The following day, participants paid a visit to the historical places in Solo, such as Mangkunegaran Palace, a small Javanese princely state, established by Raden Mas Said in 1757 when he submitted his army to Pakubuwono III, The King of Surakarta. This Royal residence still served as museum to the personal collection of Mangkunegara VII. At the arrival, Ferrari owners took a group picture wearing blangkon, a traditional Javanese hat in front ofcourt parking lot.
The next destination was De Tjolomadoe, formerly a sugar factory in 1861 but then turned into a museum & function hall. The participants had a quick lunch there and then headed to Surabaya through Kertosono toll road, taking in some of the spectacular views of Mount Merapi, Mount Merbabu & Mount Unggaran.
The FOCI group arrived in Surabaya, “The City of Hero”, around the middle of the afternoon. They have rested at the hotel while waiting for the Gala Dinner at 7 pm. Foci donated IDR 40,000,000 to 4 foundations of orphanages and nursing homes, including Panti Asuhan Kembang Kuning, Panti Asuhan& Panti Jompo Undaan, serta Panti Jompo Santa Yosef. On the last day, the event was closed by visiting one of the favorite crab restaurant in Surabaya before returning to Jakarta.