22nd - 23rd September
SPECIAL SHOW: Enzo Ferrari... Testimonies
Modena Motor Gallery will celebrate 120 years since the birth of Enzo Ferrari with a Special Show leading you through the discovery of Drake’s life.
In a darkened space of 500 square metres, original photographs will be on display from the Panini Archive: images never displayed before now that depict the life of Enzo Ferrari. What’s more, on large monitors, interviews will be screened with figures who played a key role in the history of the Ferrari man – contributions made available by the Archivio Fondazione Casa Enzo Ferrari. And in the thematic area, a life-size hologram will be projected, portraying Enzo Ferrari in one of his last interviews.
The heart of the exhibition, for one day only, will be a single car of great charm: the Ferrari 195/212 Inter Vignale, 1951, the sole exemplar in the world from the private collection of Umberto Camellini. On the second day, in a highly involving scenario, the car produced by Auto Avio Costruzioni belonging to Enzo Ferrari: the sports car known as the 815, characterised by its touring bodywork, with a 1.5 litre inline-eight engine. The car is currently closely guarded in the Righini collection in Modena. Apart from the uniqueness of the vehicle and its priceless value, it marks the passage of Enzo Ferrari from being a collaborator at Alfa Romeo to becoming a carmaker himself.
Ferrari collectors will be involved in giving life to a spectacular and roaring rendezvous in honour of the ‘Drake’. Among the other initiatives planned, also dedicated to the Prancing Horse, there will be an exhibition of models particularly linked to the figure of Enzo Ferrari and the participation of the designers who put their names to the vehicles, interpreting as faithfully as possible the ideas of the Commendatore.
Exhibition: Carlo Abarth, the man, the passion and the meeting with Nuvolari
Modena Motor Gallery, at its sixth edition, will host the enthralling story of Carlo Abarth: a synonym of performance, great sporting moments and cars that made their mark in history.
There could be no better place than Modena, with its long motoring history, where the first sports cars were conceived and where they first raced around the historic track, making it the perfect place to display the story and the cars of Carlo Abarth.
In Pavilion C of ModenaFiere, the exhibition will unfold in the display of selected cars, alongside the tale of the man who created them, through stories and anecdotes, such as the diet of apples that he adopted in order to break the acceleration record.
As well as the display, it will also be possible to witness the rally of Abarth 112s and the presentation of the book “Non ti guiderò mai” written by Antonio Tomaini and Davide Cironi.
The Roots of the Future - Electric Love
A great novelty in the 2018 edition is provided by the project ‘Radici del futuro’ (‘Roots of the Future’): an area dedicated entirely to the historical and technological evolution of the electric vehicle from 1832 up to the present day. The Modena Motor Gallery event has always wanted to remember the importance of the past, of memory and above all of the link between the Emilia Romagna region and the world of motoring.
This year, the narrative of the motoring evolution spreads into the electric world right from its genesis.
Also this year, as is traditional, Modena Motor Gallery provides a large space of honour for the craftsmen of the sector. It’s also thanks to their intuitions and their skill that the Modenese Motor Valley has acquired ever more prestige and has become one of the points of excellence of the territory. Through their great savoir faire, the classic cars and motorcycles may be given the sheen and youthful spirit of yesteryear. This is why they have a place of such importance, and the craftsmen are always given a large space inside the car dealers pavilion.
UNIMORE Training Course
Great importance will be given to the craftsmen, who here at Modena Motor Gallery have always played a leading role. This year, with the collaboration of the UNIMORE university and various crafts associations, the first edition of the training course for young coachbuilders will be presented. The ‘Enzo Ferrari’ Department of Engineering of the University of Modena & Reggio Emilia (DIEF UNIMORE) is behind a course on the restoration of the bodywork of historic vehicles, aimed at young school leavers and workers, for the awarding of the title of ‘Coachbuilding and Repairs Operator’. The course will be organised and developed by CNI ECIPAR, of which the DIEF UNIMORE is already a partner in other such financed courses.
The Craftsmen’s Path
Modena Motor Gallery wants to give its own contribution and pay a tribute to the work of the craftsman. Around the perimeter of Pavilion A, the “Craftsmen’s Path” will be set up: more than 30 of the finest companies in the country, including body shops, upholsterers, mechanics, electricians and restorers.
Who lies behind all the splendour of a classic car that looks like it just left the factory 50 years ago? The answer is simple: the craftsmen.
Competent and highly skilled individuals who, with great passion and a huge baggage of knowledge, rebuild a single mudguard, tirelessly hunting down original pieces through dozens of markets, preparing the best possible paint, reconnecting hundreds of rusty, time-worn cables in order to restore an electrical system back to its former glory, and seeking out the finest fabrics to bring back the shine to the old upholstery, or even going about beating pieces of sheet metal by hand, as was done so many years ago.
Appointments - Pavilion C - Space Agorà ACI Storico
SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Abarth event with Antonio Tomaini, Davide Cironi, Alessandro Rasponi and Franz Steinbacher
“Con la Maserati nel cuore” [Maserati in your heart] Ermanno Cozza, author of the work and Maserati Classiche expert talks about it with:
Adolfo Orsi, Modena motoring historian
Claudio Ivaldi, journalist and Secretary of Maserati Club Italia
Pino Allievi, authority in motor sports journalism
Giorgio Nada, Publisher
"Concorsi d'eleganza: avvertenze per l'uso" [Elegance contests: warnings for use] with Adolfo Orsi and Mauro Bompani
Tonino Lamborghini interviewed by Ettore Tazzioli
Luca Dal Monte interviewed by Stefano Bergonzini
"Ignazio Giunti. A driver, an era", presented by his nephew, Vittorio Tusini Cottafavi
SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
Presentation of the classic car restoration training course organised by UNIMORE and CNA
In memory of "Giorgio Lucchini, a life in racing" with Benedini Gian Paolo and the author, Gianni Tomazzoni
Auto Avio constructions 815, the "Mona Lisa" of vintage cars with Gian Paolo Maini and Mario Righini
"1049, the Mille Miglia. Its key players and its admirers" with Franco Boni, Alessandro Zelioli, Eugenio Pattacini and Paola Oppici
Event promoted by the Circolo della Biella and Aeronautica Militare on Francesco Baracca and the Macchi C.202 "Folgore" plane, exhibited at Modena Motor Gallery
Do you have a car/motorcycle of your own to sell?
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tel. +39 059 4924794 / fax +39 059 4924793
Special Club Package
Special package for Clubs and Associations: just €40!
The historical Circolo della Biella and Vision Up Srl have come up with a real all inclusive package:
• Entrance to Modena Motor Gallery
• Classic car/motorcycle in a guarded parking place inside the fair area
• Tasting of typical products of Modena
• Event gift
• Entrance to the Enzo Ferrari Museum
• Visit of the Umberto Panini Collection with a Parmesan tasting
For bookings, hotels and information:
Ref. Luca Sandri
Tel: +39 059 220022
- Crafts Demonstrations
- "La Strada degli Artigiani" (restorers, upholsterers , historic workshops, coachbuilders...)
- Car and motorbike dealers
- Automobilia and modelling
- Car and motorcycle spare parts
- Accessories and other motoring items
- Sectorial press and magazines
- Clubs and brand registers
- Official carmakers
- SPECIAL SHOW: Enzo Ferrari... Testimonies
- EXHIBITION: Carlo Abarth, the man, the passion and the meeting with Tazio Nuvolari
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