Born on 18 February 1898, automotive legend Enzo Anselmo Ferrari would have had to blow out 120 candles on his cake this year. In celebration of his 120th birth anniversary, the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena is holding a photographic exhibition of the legend, from his career as a driver to that of a manager and manufacturer alongside unforgettable motor racing champions like Nuvolari, Castellotti and Villeneuve. The Enzo Ferrari Museum (or Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari) is located within the compound of the house where he was born; the house also has a workshop owned by his father, Alfredo.
As a child, Enzo Ferrari displayed a passion for cars, and as an adult he went on to become not only a great car manufacturer but one of the world’s greatest representatives of the Italian spirit. He was also one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century.
“It seems incredible to think that Enzo Ferrari was born in the 19th century,” says Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne. “His lesson is more relevant than ever and his modernity unquestionable. He was a man with extraordinary vision and ability to manage people and resources as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional courage. One wonders what he could have achieved if he had had access to today’s technical resources and knowledge. The mark that he left on the world remains a source of pride for all of us at Ferrari and for the whole of Italy.”
If you’re a car nut, put the Enzo Ferrari Museum on your ‘must-visit’ list.