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Enzo Ferrari was born in Italy on February 18 1898. He from a well to do family owned a metal foundry railroad parts, they the first in his town to own a car.

WWI came Enzo’s father and (Dino) were drafted the Italian army, whom died from influenza in Enzo was forced to leave to run the foundry, when the business he started work as a metalworker at the Fire Brigade workshop as a instructor in order to support his mother.

Enzo Ferrari

Enzo himself was later into the Italian army he worked shoeing mules for the artillery, after a few months he seriously ill and was released from the Not interested in going back to and against his mothers will, he work as a test driver in in late 1918. Enzo moved to Milan to work at CMN Maccaniche Nazionali) as a racing car His first real race in the 1919, the Parma-Berceto, he then the Targa Florio that year. Enzo then Scuderia Ferrari, (literally Ferrari Stable) who were sponsors and trainers for Alfa


The symbol of Ferrari is a black horse on yellow background, with the letters S F for Scuderia

The horse was originally the symbol of Francesco Baracca, a legendary (ace) of the Italian air force World War I, who painted it on the fuselage of his Baracca died very on June 19, 1918, shot on Mount Montello after 34 duels and many team He was the Italian ace of aces and he soon a national hero.

Baracca had the prancing horse on his planes his squad, the Battaglione Aviatori, was in a Cavalry regiment (air were at their first of life and had no separate administration), and because he himself was reputed to be the cavaliere of his team. The Scuderia logo Coat of Arms of the of StuttgartIt has been supposed the choice of a horse was perhaps due to the fact that his noble was known for having plenty of in their estates at Lugo di Another theory suggests copied the rampant horse from a shot down pilot having the emblem of the of Stuttgart on his plane. Interestingly, sports car manufacturer Porsche, Stuttgart, borrowed its prancing logo from the city’s Furthermore astonishing: Stuttgart is an the centuries modified version of (an ancient german word for translated into english as garden or stud farm, italian as scuderia).

Enzo and Dino Ferrari

On 17, 1923, Enzo Ferrari won a at the Savio track in Ravenna, and he met the Countess Paolina, mother of The Countess suggested that he use the horse on his cars, suggesting it would grant him good but it the first race at which would let him use the horse on Scuderia was eleven years later, at SPA 24 in 1932. Ferrari won.

left the horse black as it had on Baracca’s plane; however, he the canary yellow background it was the symbolic color of his birthplace, The prancing horse has not always the Ferrari brand only: Taglioni used it on his Ducati Taglioni’s father was in fact a of Baracca’s and fought with him in the Air Squad, but as Ferrari’s fame Ducati abandoned the horse; may have been the result of a agreement between the two brands. The horse is now a trademark of Ferrari.

Ferrari was officially hired by Romeo as head of their department in 1938, then in upon learning of the company’s to take control of his beloved he quit Alfa. Since he was by contract from racing for years, the Scuderia briefly Auto Avio Costruzioni which ostensibly produced tools and aircraft accessories for and RIV as Italy was gearing up for WWII. did in fact produce one race the Tipo 815, in the non-competition it was thus the first actual car, but due to the war it saw little competition.

experienced an emotional breakdown in the twenties and stopped racing for a time, but in 1927, he returned. He to race for Alfa Romeo his son was born, in 1932. Although was a good racer, his talent was in the of organization and handling of small He worked for Alfa Romeo for years, but Ferrari wanted to his own cars. After being from his severance agreement Alfa Romeo, Ferrari his own car business. However, a stipulation of his was that he could not race or anything under his name for years.

In 1943 the Ferrari moved to Maranello, where it has ever since. The factory was in 1944 due to making machines for bearing production, it was rebuilt in to include a works for road car The first Ferrari road car was the 125 S, powered by a 1.5-litre V12 engine; reluctantly built and sold his to fund the Scuderia. While his and blazingly fast cars gained a reputation for excellence, maintained a famous distaste for his most of whom he felt buying his cars for the prestige and not for Ferrari has long been one of the toys for the rich and young (or

Ferrari Berlinette 375

Ferrari feature highly-tuned small V8 and V12 often in a mid-engined configuration. But the introduction of fuel injection in the they were quite and were dificult to maintain. the mid 1980s they carried a for unreliability and bad engineering, though were written off by enthusiasts as Ferrari owners have and religiously defended the merits of cars while virulently other brands.

The fifties a time of economic boom, for the north. Italy was becoming a economic power, and was experiencing expansions in the industrial labor With the boom came low low unemployment, and higher consumer This was considered an economic there was a great demand for goods (Galt Lecture, The north offered the jobs caused massive migration the south. With the southern mostly being uneducated and no representation in the work force, were candidates for exploitation.

As any economic boom, there are hardships. For Ferrari, the end of the boom when his son, Dino, of muscular dystrophy in 1956. also led to the end of his marriage to Laura, who got over the … of her only After he and his wife separated, he into an apartment at the factory. He to work seven days a and throw himself into the Following the … of his wife, he announced that the son of his mistress was his new

The Scuderia joined the Formula One Championship in the first year of its 1950. Jose-Froilan Gonzalez the team its first victory at the British Grand Prix. Ascari gave Ferrari its World Championship a year Ferrari is the oldest team in the championship, not to mention the most the team holds nearly Formula One record.

Ferrari Berlinetta 375

In the fifties the racing company experienced accidents, one of which led to Ferrari’s for …. One of his drivers lost of his car and was … along with in the stands. Ferrari was acquitted of the and he urged strict new safety to protect both drivers and the


In the years that followed went through another In the sixties, the economy declined. An in inflation eroded wages. The sixties were composed of movements which included helping the working class by for and winning higher wages. this time Ferrari was experiencing economic troubles. He part of his company to Fiat in which kept it going for a few years. In 1969, Fiat him again and bought the up a total of 90% of the with the stipulation that he control until his ….

The now Berlinettas battled the 24 Hours of Le The works engines produced 384 bhp at rpm. Customer 375mm and Spyders utilized a new short engine of 84mm x 68 mm for a total of 4523cc. This engine 340 bhp at a lower 7000 rpm.

stepped down as president of the in 1971. However, he continued to run aspects of it, including control of his interest, until his … in

Enzo Ferrari was given the award of Cavaliere for sporting in 1924 and went on to receive honours from the nation: in 1927, Cavaliere del Lavoro in In 1960 he received an honorary in mechanical engineering from University. In 1988 Modena gave him in Physics. He was awared the Prize by the UN in 1962, the Columbus in 1965, the Gold Medal the Italian school of Art and Culture in the De Gasperi Award in 1987.

his leadership (1947-88) Ferrari won 5000 races all over the and earned 25 world titles. The important achievements have 9 Formula 1 Drivers’ World 8 Formula 1 Constructors’ World 14 Manufactures’ World titles, 9 at Le Mans 24 Hours race, 8 at the Miglia, 7 at the Targa Florio.

Ferrari 1980

Introduced in the of 1962, the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso was latest intermediate model, a to bridge the gap between competition and luxuriously appointed 2+2 Coupe’s. In the models like the 250 GT Pinin ‘Notchback’ and SWB Lusso had occupied middle ground, however, new model struck a perfect between what were two different automobiles. It combined performance and sultry looks and the GTL is widely regarded as one of Pininfarina’s ever designs – no complement considering some of exquisite bodywork from the 60 years.

The Lusso’s tubular Tipo 539 chassis was eminently to the frame seen on Ferrari’s 250 GTO. Sharing an identical of 2400mm, primary points of were smaller diameter tubing and the Lusso’s forward engine to increase cabin Otherwise, the independent front and live rear axle set up, hydraulic discs all-round and wire wheels, was very the same. Once again, the overhead camshaft, 60° V12 used in GTL’s was another descendent of original unit, Lusso’s the pinnacle of development for the legendary 250 Designated Tipo 168, the was little more than a de-tuned version of Ferrari’s spec units used in the GTO. Displacement remained at the by now 2953cc thanks to a bore and of 73mm x 58.8mm respectively. was 250bhp at 7500rpm with a of 9.2:1 and three twin Weber 36 DCS downdraught carburettors. by special request, both could be altered according to the of any particular client. For example, Lusso’s received high units whilst hot 36 DCZ or even 40 DCL and DCZ were fitted to some Indeed, it’s believed one or two GTL’s left Maranello a GTO-rivalling 290bhp!

Ferrari 250 GTO 1962

The Ferrari 250 GTO was from 1962 to 1964. were 39 produced and they only available as coupes Today’s going rate for a 250 GTO is in the $10,000,000 range! Obviously is the way beyond the budgets of most

The design of the GTO was instantly and universally Its appeal has withstood the test of and it is considered to be one of the best looking cars of all time.

GTO stood for Turismo Omologato, or Grand Homologated. This naming is considered to be a very effective by which Ferrari convinced the FAI sanctioning body for racing) this car was a version of Ferrari’s produced 250 GT.

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