This weekend, Ferrari's 70th-anniversary celebrations are set to hit a fever pitch as the company opens its factory and museum doors to thousands of its loyal clients for presentations, parties, an auction and even a single-marque Concours d'Elegance.In recent weeks, a host of Ferrari rallies have been taking place across major European cities and...

It was 12 March 1947 when Enzo Ferrari revved up the engine of the 125 S, the first car to bear his name. The history of the modern Ferrari began with that test drive on the roads around Maranello. What was then a small factory born from a dream – to create an exclusive racing car in a country that was rising from the ashes of war – has over the ye...

The city of Modena, in the Emilia-Romagna region of central Italy, has several famous sons. The late, great tenor Luciano Pavarotti is one and food-lovers would rate chef Massimo Bottura as well. But pushed to name one, it's not difficult – Enzo Ferrari, creator of the fast red cars that remain a national icon.   Read more   Fonte: I...

I was seated next to Piero Ferrari, Enzo's second and only surviving son, on Feb. 28, 2001, in Geneva. The occasion was the induction of the inaugural class of the European Automotive Hall of Fame. Also at the table that night was a shy, 24-year-old John Elkann, the current chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' holding company (there for the...

by Charles Bradley   Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro has revealed that he is to play Enzo Ferrari in a big-budget biopic of the legendary Italian marque founder.   In an interview with Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, De Niro has announced that this project will have his top priority, and that production will begin soon. The f...

With the Azzurri set to lock horns with Joe Schmidt's Ireland on Sunday evening in a crucial Pool D encounter at London's Olympic stadium, we take a look at some of Italy's greatest sporting names. And no, Mario Balotelli is not one of them...   1. Valentino Rossi The 36-year-old multiple MotoGP World Champion is responsible for a marked sur...

by Silvia Simonetti   American actor Robert De Niro's next big screen role is all over the news. Last week he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero that he signed to play Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic movie, and both his fans and Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide are looking forward to watching it.   "Ferrari,"...

When I was a child, I had the privilege to shake Enzo Ferrari's hand. I didn't know who that old man was, but my father, who was born very close to Maranello, seemed to be very fond of him, and so I knew that he was somebody important. When I told this to Albert DeLauro, the Chairman of the Board of the Ferrari Club of America, he probably felt the...

May 17th is a special day at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, with many events in the name of fun and art as part of the all-night activities organised throughout the city. From 6 to 8pm the Museum will stage the first ever game of Superpush, aimed at being played in open spaces and gardens.   It features home-built model cars, made from a...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Founder of the automobile company bearing his name, with which he won nine Formula 1 world championships during his lifetime (15 in total), Enzo Ferrari was an exceptional innovator, and a true prophet of the union between technique and collective imagination.   He understood, even while still surrounded by th...