The “Driving with the Stars” exhibition officially opens today, at the presence of the President and CEO of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, of the Vice Presidents of Ferrari John Elkann and Piero Ferrari, and of the Major of the City of Modena, Gian Carlo Muzzarelli.
The exhibition is an homage to all Ferrari drivers, via the exploits of stars of sport, culture, industry and entertainment who share values and emotions with the Prancing Horse.
Each of the Ferraris on show, in fact, brilliantly revives the era in which it attained iconic status alongside its driver. The 1948 166 MM, for instance, is redolent of the atmosphere of one of the most gruelling races in history, the famous Mille Miglia, while the 1950s and 60s cars introduce visitors to Europe’s royal families as well as some of the most famous actors and musicians of the day, including Jean-Paul Belmondo. The exhibition also tours the glittering events and centres of power frequented by the members of the star system and international jet set, taking in the extraordinary likes of Luciano Pavarotti, who was the proud owner of a F40. Also on show are the Ferraris of the noughties and more recent icons and their famous owners, such as the musician Eric Clapton.
The exhibition at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena is completed to perfection by the newly-renovated Sala dei Motori which showcases the V12 built for 125 S, the first car featuring the Ferrari brand.