“Origins of the Legend”, the first exhibition until October 14th
Cars. The creatures towards which Enzo addressed his creativity, his fantasy, his will to impress. Cars: from the beginning of a unique life, from the passion for certain Fiat models, in Ferrari’s thoughts they have always represented a mark of progress, an element of conquest, the tool to explore new frontiers.
Cars. Not only his ones, not only the ones named Ferrari. Because before the manufacturer, there was the wise and brave manager who, under the Scuderia’s sign, let Alfa Romeo cars race, with legendary drivers such as Nuvolari and Varzi at the wheel. From the extraordinary 8C 2300 Spider Corsa, to the Tipo 158, and the P3, not to mention the P3 and the Bimotore, Enzo tried to get the best from that car company.
He thought that enhancing the race cars they entrusted him was a moral duty: he felt they were his own, intimately bringing forward the professional and existential choices that would have turned him into a mechanics Creator God.
Unexpectedly, the first car entirely made by Ferrari’s genius has never had the full legal recognition…as a child: complicated contracft clauses, after his breaking-off with Alfa, stopped Enzo from giving his name to the Auto Avio Costruzioni 815. But this doesn’t matter: designed by Alberto Massimino and immediately registered to the Mille Miglia in 1940, this is the car that marks the turning point.
In strict accordance with the official rules, the Myth’s cars will come. Ferrari’s Ferraris: the 125 Sport, the 166 F2, the 166 MM Barchetta Touring.
These is the fascinating avant-garde of a cultural, industrial and sport revolution. Ferrari’s Ferraris managed to beat Alfa Romeo cars, they inspired the daring experimentations of the Stanguellini family and encouraged roaring battles with the Maserati, the Modenese cousin represented here by jewels such as the A6 1500 of 1947, the A6 Berlinetta Pf, the Spider Zagato.
Cars. The meaning of a life. The inimitable life of Enzo Ferrari.
The exhibition «Origins of the legend» is structured on the contribution that Modena offered over time to a generation of designers, engineers, constructors, stylists, drivers and enthusiasts from all over the world with refined, well-constructed and aesthetically impeccable products.
The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena”, will remain open until mid-October.