In “Shadow Man”, the young American writer Cody McFayden has one of the characters declare his love for California sun:
That dry, hot, no-clouds, all-blue-sky sun. […] It says everything is starting, something exciting is going to happen.
The year-round summer of the West-Coast State has also inspired a creative explanation of its name, which some say comes from the Latin ‘calida fornax’, meaning “hot furnace”…
The Ferrari 250GT California Spider, manufactured by Scaglietti in 1958, was perfect for that kind of sun: it was made for the American market, a strong interest for Maranello’s carmaker.
But the 106 250GTs made between 1957 and 1963 became a legend in the entire world, bringing “something exciting” well beyond California.