A man who was synonymous with a generation of gogglewearing daredevils, travelling at breakneck speeds and at times crashing spectacularly, Enzo Ferrari once personified the glamour and danger of 20th Century motorsports.
And although the car manufacturer shuffled
off to the great starting grid in the sky more than 20 years ago, March sees
the opening of the new Enzo
Ferrari Museum in his hometown of Modena. His birthplace and workshop have
been restored, while a striking new building has sprung up next door, designed
– with characteristic Ferrari subtlety – in the shape of a bright yellow car
bonnet. Inside this museum, various exhibits help bring to life the bitter
rivalries that existed between Ferrari and other automobile manufacturers of
the era. A minor traffic jam of classic cars includes the first car that Enzo
Ferrari ever built.
This article was published in partnership with Lonely Planet Magazine.