MOSTRA "Ferrari 70"

Bruxelles, Autoworld, estate 2017



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Dal 15 Luglio al 3 Settemre 2017 si e' svolta a Bruxelles la mostra per i 70 anni della "Ferrari", l'icona del motorismo italiano fondata da Enzo Ferrari nel 1947. Qui di seguito un estratto la descrizione ufficiale dell'evento, che potrete trovare anche in altre lingue sulla pagina dell'evento del museo automobilistico "Autoworld".

For its summer exhibition, Autoworld has set its sights on celebrating 70 years of Ferrari! More than 55 mythical, sports and luxury cars will recall the fabulous history of the marque boasting the Prancing Horse on the mezzanine, the museum’s first floor. Created by the driver Enzo Ferrari at the ripe age of 49, Ferrari was to become, within a few years the greatest automotive myth. Belgium (after the United States) became the second importer thanks to the passion of one of Enzo Ferrari’s close drivers, Jacques Swaters.


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Ferrari70 in a nutshell
It was in 1947, at Modena, in Italy that the story took off when the first 125 S left the works of the Via Abetone Inferiore. This sports model promptly won a race in Piacenza. It was to be the first of a long series. Very soon other sporting models see the light of day: the 159 S and the 166 S, Corsa, MM and Sport. The 166 MM Barchetta marks a turning point in the history of the marque, as it is the first road-going Ferrari.
Some of the most prestigious Italian coachbuilders and designers are called upon to create near-on unique models: Vignale, Ghia, Touring but especially Pininfarina whose collaboration, which came about in 1952 (with the creation of a cabriolet for the Scuderia Georges Filipinetti), continues to this day. The Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (Pininfarina – Scaglietti) is reputed to be “one of the most beautiful of the Ferrari cars and one of the most gorgeous convertibles in the history of the automobile”.
The ‘60s are crucial years for the marque. In 1960, not only is the Ferrari 250 GTE the first Ferrari to be produced in series to 900 models, but more especially Ferrari becomes a public limited company (SEFAC). Taken on by Ford, the American giant gives him a hard time in races over more than five years. Notwithstanding its successes, Ferrari contends with financial difficulties. In 1969, Enzo Ferrari sells 50% of the PLC’s shares to Gianni Agnelli, CEO of the Fiat group. Some 1,395 models of the Ferrari Daytona models then roll off the line, but it does not enjoy the hoped for success due to a rather unstable political environment.


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Several months after the death of the “Commendatore” in August 1988, the Fiat group becomes the majority shareholder but, five years later, the company manages to sell no more than 2,289 cars and is given up for dead. In 2004, Agnelli appoints Luca di Montezemolo (a former assistant of Enzo Ferrari) to head up Ferrari. The latter swiftly increases the turnover. Even so the company’s policy is to remain closer to handcraft than to industrial production, in accordance with the “Formula Uomo” (“Human Formula”) placing the human well-being at the heart of the constructor’s considerations.
Since the beginning of 2016, Ferrari is no longer a part of the Fiat group.

La nostra impressione
La mostra raccoglie i soliti pregi e difetti degli eventi Autoworld. In questo caso abbiamo trovato che i modelli esposti fossero alquanto ordinari, beninteso con alcune lodevoli eccezioni. Troppi modelli di fine anni '70 - inizio '90, periodo certamente non felice per la casa. Alcune auto erano repliche (es. la 250 GTO e la 196 SP ex Chris Rea), mentre di un certo interesse abbiamo trovato le "show cars" "Sergio Pininfarina" su base 458 (2014) e "Conciso 328 GT" (1989), oltre alla barchetta 500TRC (1956) alla 166F2 (1948), 275LM, una F1 ex Berger. Fra le stradali, le immancabili 275 GTB, 288 GTO, F40, 500 Superfast ex Peter Sellers ... tutte comunque "deja vu".
Segnaliamo anche nuovamente l'illuminazione inadatta e le vetture troppo accalcate l'una con l'altra e troppo vicine al muro per poterne godere appieno. Autoworld deve assolutamente fare qualcosa se vuole rimanere un punto di riferimento. I 70 anni di Ferrari avrebbero meritato maggiore attenzione dei curatori, anche nei cartelli illustrativi (es. Speziale invece di Speciale) ...




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