The exhibition deals with the history of the city circuit in Modena. Here you will see never-before-seen materials.
The circuit in Modena, Italy, was used from the 1950s until the last motorcycle Grand Prix in 1976. According to Ferrari, these were years of passionate enthusiasm for motorsport and this very place was already an important center, attracting the interest of riders, artists, actors and aristocrats fascinated the exclusivity of cars.
The Aerautodromo di Modena was opened on 7 May 1950 to meet the needs of local car manufacturers who were looking for a place for their sporting and testing activities. In the area between Via Emilia and Strada Formigina, the circuit has hosted many sporting and club events, tuning cars ahead of the most demanding competitions such as the Grand Prix, Mille Miglia and Targa Florio, and involving professionals and enthusiasts alike from riding fast motorcycles and cars. Aviation activity also took place here.
Through a collection of extraordinary images and never-before-seen archive video content, the exhibition tells the story of the Modena circuit, which was nicknamed “little Indianapolis” due to its international importance at the time, thanks to the frequent participation of drivers, celebrities and the most popular brands of the time. In addition to the rich historical content, visitors to the Enzo Ferrari Museum will have the opportunity to admire two iconic Ferraris: the 166 MM model from 1948, whose various versions from the 1950s have been tested before races at this very Modena circuit, and the 315 S model from 1957, which he did his first tests on this track before winning the last Mille Miglia race with Piero Taruffi.