As from Friday,
6th July, until mid-September, the Galleria Ferrari at
Maranello will present - amongst many models of the Prancing
Horse - the 500. But not the F2 world champion racing car of
Ascari, already part of the museum, but the eagerly-awaited
new Fiat 500.
Ferrari and the Fiat 500 have something in common in fact, a
great story which started many years ago: the first sparkle
of motor sport passion by Luca di Montezemolo, today's
President of Ferrari and Fiat, was born with his
participation in races on tracks and in hill climbs with a
little red 1964 500. Fiat 500 and Ferrari were also part of
Pixar's wonderful movie "Cars" about American motor racing.
Amongst the cars in this animated adventure Luigi,
impersonated by a Fiat 500, was a vital character, and the
Ferrari F430 too, with Michael Schumacher's voice.
All visitors to the Galleria Ferrari will be granted the show to see
both the new Fiat 500 and the original one, driven by
Montezemolo, beyond the Maranello cars drawn from Formula One, the
Granturismo and Sport category, and everything else the
Galleria offers. Another peculiar detail is something else
the new Fiat and Ferrari have in common: the long waiting
list for both the Ferrari F430 and the new Fiat 500. Talking
Meanwhile another successful exhibition is currently running
(until 16th September) at the Galleria Ferrari which is
enriching its expositions dedicated to the 60 years of
Ferrari with an original exhibition of posters of the
Together with the exhibition of the manifestos some
of the most significant trophies, won by Ferrari
since its foundation, and two prestigious historic
cars, the 500 F2 and the 750 Monza, can currently be
seen at the Galleria.
From this Friday until mid-September, the Galleria
Ferrari at Maranello will present the new Fiat 500
amongst the many 'Prancing Horse' cars, symbolising
the close relationship between Fiat and Ferrari.
60 years of motor racing, narrated in an inventive way
through automobile posters and manifestos from races in
Italy and around the world from the year 1947 until today. A
unique collection of 200 posters illustrates the history of
the Scuderia Ferrari on the race tracks all over the world
through the works of artists such as Fortunato
Depero, Gino Boccasile, Marcello Dudovich and Plinio
Codognato, who, everyone with his own style, are great
representatives of Art Nouveau, Futurism and abstract art.
Represented on the posters exposed are the most important
races for Ferrari, such as the Mille Miglia, the Targa
Florio, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring, races,
which over many years have been marketed with Ferraristi
drawings by Colonia, Van Husen or the unpredictable American
Michael Turner. This original and unique collection, owned
by Sergio Cassano, enables the visitors to take a look at
the history of the Scuderia Ferrari and the way Ferrari has
been represented over the last 60 years by famous artists,
who were fascinated by the legend of the Prancing Horse.
Together with the exhibition of the manifestos some of the
most significant trophies, won by Ferrari since its
foundation, and two prestigious historic cars, the 500 F2
and the 750 Monza, can be seen.