EXHIBITIONS

SHOWS AND EVENTS 2022

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

The Champion of Yesteryear: NUVOLARI – 130 Years

Tazio Nuvolari, the flying Mantuan, is not only a great driver of the past – he is a heroic, legendary figure, known and remembered not only by motor-racing fans. He became the icon of an era and the very symbol of an intrepid outlook.

Tazio Nuvolari – considered by Enzo Ferrari and Ferdinand Porsche to have been the greatest driver of all time – now turns 130: a man known in every country on Earth for his unique achievements.

At Modena Motor Gallery, he will be celebrated with an exhibition curated by Scuderia Tazio Nuvolari, in an enthralling setting featuring film footage from the day and blown-up photographs. Also on display will be some key models of the cars and motorbikes with which Nuvolari competed.

“When Nuvolari races, when Nuvolari passes by /
People wait hours for him to come /
And at last when they hear the sound /
They jump up and wave to him /
Shouting out words of love /
When Nuvolari passes by /
Everyone feels his heart close to their own”
(Nuvolari, Lucio Dalla)

CENTRAL GALLERY – YEAR 2022

Today’s Spiders of the Motor Valley

The charm of open top cars has always aroused great enthusiasm: heads of state, actors and celebrities alike have often linked their image to cabriolets.

At Modena Motor Gallery, you may admire the first exhibition of modern spiders and cabriolets currently produced in the Motor Valley, providing a unique appointment for all fans of open top vehicles. The events scheduled for the exhibition include a fashion performance with catwalks among the cars, talk shows with guests and protagonists of national motoring, interviews, and a review of clips from famous and popular films featuring Spiders, to be shown on a mega screen.

Glamour is the key word characterising these events, and the essence of glamour is fashion. The combination of open-top, sports and vintage cars with haute couture garments guarantees a high level of elegance, offering visitors an event of great design and beauty.

CENTRAL GALLERY – YEAR 2022

Today’s Spiders of the Motor Valley

The charm of open top cars has always aroused great enthusiasm: heads of state, actors and celebrities alike have often linked their image to cabriolets.

At Modena Motor Gallery, you may admire the first exhibition of modern spiders and cabriolets currently produced in the Motor Valley, providing a unique appointment for all fans of open top vehicles. The events scheduled for the exhibition include a fashion performance with catwalks among the cars, talk shows with guests and protagonists of national motoring, interviews, and a review of clips from famous and popular films featuring Spiders, to be shown on a mega screen.

Glamour is the key word characterising these events, and the essence of glamour is fashion. The combination of open-top, sports and vintage cars with haute couture garments guarantees a high level of elegance, offering visitors an event of great design and beauty.

SECTOR B – YEAR 2022

“50 cinquantini” / 50 50ccs

An exhibition dedicated to one of the passions of yesterday’s youth.
They called it the ‘cinquantino’ (the 50cc moped) and for the youngsters of several generations it was first a ‘forbidden dream’ then a coveted gift and finally an inseparable companion on many an adventure. For it was the moped that gave millions of people freedom of movement and often represented a symbol of autonomy and independence: in a word, a status symbol.

At Modena Motor Gallery 2022, an original exhibition brings together a few dozen of these mopeds, from the more traditional and well-known street mopeds to more sporty and racing models, as well as trial, cross and regularity mopeds.

The bikes on display will be divided by genre, so you will be able to admire the ‘tuboni’ (fat tubers), ‘stesini’(flat lyers), ‘bassotti’ (low sitters), ‘ruotine’ (mini-wheelers) right up to the historical ‘direct drives’ such as the Bravo, Ciao and the Boxer. For some it will be a blast from the past, but for many it will also be the discovery of a world of thrills and spills from another era, a world rooted in distant times, yet one which will hold its place in the history of Italian motoring forever.

Exhibition curated by Moto Club 2000.

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

Gilles Villeneuve: 40 Years

At Modena Motor Gallery, an exhibition paying tribute to the great Canadian driver.

Gilles Villeneuve has remained in the hearts of thousands of fans, not just those of Ferrari, despite never having won a world title. Forty years after the terrible accident in Belgium, after the prestigious exhibition dedicated to him in Nonantola, a small exhibition will be set up at the Modena Motor gallery to commemorate the Canadian driver and his incredible exploits. The only driver that Enzo Ferrari likened to Tazio Nuvolari in terms of driving ability and courage was none other than Villeneuve, and for this reason the exhibition dedicated to the Canadian driver will be placed alongside that dedicated to Nuvolari. The exhibition will also provide the chance to admire a selection of works by Alessandro Rasponi, now an outright motorsports artist, who has created a series of paintings dedicated to Gilles especially for the occasion.

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

Gilles Villeneuve: 40 Years

At Modena Motor Gallery, an exhibition paying tribute to the great Canadian driver

Gilles Villeneuve has remained in the hearts of thousands of fans, not just those of Ferrari, despite never having won a world title. Forty years after the terrible accident in Belgium, after the prestigious exhibition dedicated to him in Nonantola, a small exhibition will be set up at the Modena Motor gallery to commemorate the Canadian driver and his incredible exploits. The only driver that Enzo Ferrari likened to Tazio Nuvolari in terms of driving ability and courage was none other than Villeneuve, and for this reason the exhibition dedicated to the Canadian driver will be placed alongside that dedicated to Nuvolari. The exhibition will also provide the chance to admire a selection of works by Alessandro Rasponi, now an outright motorsports artist, who has created a series of paintings dedicated to Gilles especially for the occasion.

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

Happy Birthday, Giulia!

The legend turns 60.
Modena Motor Gallery will stage the exhibition “Happy Birthday, Giulia!”, where all the versions ever produced may be admired. Best wishes, Giulia!

On 27 June 1962, the Alfa Romeo Giulia TI was presented in grand style at the Monza racetrack. The car was unconventional and a clear shift away from the cars produced at the time; its aerodynamic line, truncated tail and strong personality made it a truly unique car in world production terms. The Giulia was powerful and spirited, spacious and very safe; it fascinated the world of enthusiasts and became the most sought-after car in Europe. In the fifteen years it was produced, it was constantly renewed but always retained its personality. For years it was also the car most frequently used by the police, who appreciated its speed, robustness and road-holding qualities. The Giulia was also the star of many action films, and its high-speed chases and series of spectacular manoeuvres thrilled audiences.

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

ENG. NICOLA MATERAZZI

Father of the iconic F40, the legendary Bugatti EB110, the Lancia Stratos and the Edonis

Modena Motor Gallery commemorates the recently deceased engineer Nicola Materazzi, a true leading player in the world of international motorsport, father of the legendary Ferrari F40, a dream car created to celebrate the Modenese brand’s first forty years of sporting activity, officially presented in Maranello on 21 July 1987, and still considered one of the most iconic and successful Supercars of all time.
Materazzi, who passed away at the end of August, made his debut at Lancia in 1968, where he helped create the historic and prize-winning Stratos, later taking charge of the Abarth models and the Osella Formula 1 and Formula 2 single-seaters before answering Enzo Ferrari’s call in 1979. At Maranello, his name was linked inseparably with the F40 and the Ferrari 288 GTO, before joining Bugatti, where he designed another model that is a legend to this day: the Bugatti EB 110. He ended his adventure with Bengineering, which enabled him to realise his greatest dream: the Edonis, a very light and very fast (370 km/h) vehicle.

Without his work and talent, the motoring world would be a very different place today, bereft of some of the most original Supercars of the 1980s and ’90s.
Display set up thanks to the collaboration of Gianni Sighinolfi, Eng. Federico Trombi and his friends at Bengineering.
The F40 exhibition, curated by Club Motori Modena, is also a way of remembering the well-known entrepreneur and collector Silvano Toni, who passed away a few days before Materazzi.

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

ENG. NICOLA MATERAZZI

Father of the iconic F40, the legendary Bugatti EB110, the Lancia Stratos and the Edonis

Modena Motor Gallery commemorates the recently deceased engineer Nicola Materazzi, a true leading player in the world of international motorsport, father of the legendary Ferrari F40, a dream car created to celebrate the Modenese brand’s first forty years of sporting activity, officially presented in Maranello on 21 July 1987, and still considered one of the most iconic and successful Supercars of all time.
Materazzi, who passed away at the end of August, made his debut at Lancia in 1968, where he helped create the historic and prize-winning Stratos, later taking charge of the Abarth models and the Osella Formula 1 and Formula 2 single-seaters before answering Enzo Ferrari’s call in 1979. At Maranello, his name was linked inseparably with the F40 and the Ferrari 288 GTO, before joining Bugatti, where he designed another model that is a legend to this day: the Bugatti EB 110. He ended his adventure with Bengineering, which enabled him to realise his greatest dream: the Edonis, a very light and very fast (370 km/h) vehicle.

Without his work and talent, the motoring world would be a very different place today, bereft of some of the most original Supercars of the 1980s and ’90s.
Display set up thanks to the collaboration of Gianni Sighinolfi, Eng. Federico Trombi and his friends at Bengineering.
The F40 exhibition, curated by Club Motori Modena, is also a way of remembering the well-known entrepreneur and collector Silvano Toni, who passed away a few days before Materazzi.

SECTOR C – YEAR 2022

A Winning 50 for BMW Motorsports

Fifty candles on the cake for BMW M: the acronym for the Munich company’s high-performance cars. The Circolo della Biella will pay tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the BMW M GmbH sports department, recognised by all enthusiasts thanks to the three diagonal lines – light blue, blue and red – and the letter M.

The brand owes its dynamism, passion and performance to motorsports. Innovations such as lightweight construction, aerodynamics, optimised engine performance or reinforced chassis are still to be found in M vehicles today.

The Circolo della Biella, faithful to its tradition of paying homage to an ‘anniversary’ related to the world of sports cars every year, thus intends to celebrate the various aspects of this iconic symbol within its own exhibition area, featuring, for example, the history of Bavarian touring car racing and a large part of BMW M production, with the presence of the most famous car models including the M635, M3 and M5, lent directly by members of the Circle.

SHOWS AND EVENTS 2021