Some kids dream of becoming pilots of speed cars such as Ferrari, other kids, dream about designing them. I cannot say for sure that this is what Flavio Manzoni was dreaming of when he was a young boy living in Nuoro, Sardegna, but I like to think so. For sure, since a very young age Flavio’s taste was exposed and influenced by his father, an archi...

More than 60,000 car lovers beat a path to the Phoenix Art Museum in 2007 to see “Curves of Steel,” a blockbuster exhibit of classic automotive designs. The museum is hoping to make an even bigger noise this fall with “Legends of Speed,” featuring 21 racing cars that are not only gorgeous works of art but also feats of engineering that changed the...

When you think of a flagship Ferrari, what color is it? The traditional red hue of Italian racers has become synonymous with the marque over many decades of motorsport success. In fact, during the 1990s, almost 85-percent of Ferraris were ordered in red. Let’s applaud the first owner of this wonderfully specified Nurburgring Silver Ferrari 550 Mara...

In 1914, after the murder of Archduke Francesco Ferdinando in Sarajevo, Austria declared war on Serbia, leading to World War I. The conflict would last for 4 years, during which most European car companies were forced to gradually convert their production, totally or partially, to something more lucrative and timely, namely warfare. At the end of W...

More than a dozen Ferraris were abandoned in a Texas field for nearly a decade after their owner became seriously ill and missed warehouse storage payments.  Even after the payments were made, the cars became stuck there for almost 10 years as the collector's family fought through legal proceedings.    Now the value of the collection, which could h...

To our memory, we don't think that it ever existed in any world-class sports competition a dominion equal to that for years exercised by the Dallara, Italian excellence, in the Indianapolis 500, the more than a hundred years old mythical car race, the most famous in the world in the collective imagination of insiders, enthusiasts or just curious. T...

Grand prix competition visited Monza long before the inception of Formula 1 and the World Championship in 1950, as the major manufacturers of the automotive world did battle around the unique oval and road course venue. Fast forward 70 years and it remains a mesmerising venue, as Formula 1 drivers scream between the trees at the Parco di Monza at s...

In the part of Emilia Romagna defined by its “fast cars and slow food,” Modena showcases Italian design genius as it has played out in the area for more than 1000 years. Here you can ogle Romanesque architecture as well as automotive masterpieces from such iconic marques as Maserati and Ferrari. There's always a good reason to visit Modena; five ar...

One-off commissions for Ferrari’s most-valued customers tend to be rather special. They allow the designers and engineers involved to step outside the boundaries of a series production vehicle and produce something that transcends the need to cater to a broader audience. The P80/C you see here is the result of just such a project, one that started...

Ferraris are works of art. As the founder of the company, Enzo Ferrari, once said, “Ferraris are not cars, they are dreams.” The world’s best-known exotic car brand has been around since 1947, when Enzo Ferrari founded it shortly after WWII. Ferrari has been an innovative force in the car world since then and they continue to innovate and excite wi...