February 21, 2014 00:00 By The Nation 3,204 Viewed
A new Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF) was opened on Wednesday in Modena, Italy, by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and Enzo's son Piero.
According to an announcement from the Italian sports-car maker, the choice of February 18 for the reopening was in recognition of the anniversary of Enzo Ferrari’s birth on February 18, 1898.
“The new life of the spectacular museum has begun with the large and beautiful main wing. Besides seeing the most important cars in the history of the Ferrari driver, constructor and creator of the Scuderia, you go into a veritable ‘time machine’ that will take you through 100 years of history via multiple projections that will immerse the public in images, sounds and emotions. The 18 projectors weave together the history of Modena motoring, the story of Enzo Ferrari and his deeds and the world in which it all happened,” the announcement said.
The MEF, which has been entrusted to Ferrari by the foundation owning the building – made up of the Modena institutions: Commune, Province, Chamber of Commerce and Automobile Club, with significant support from the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation – further enriches the area’s attractions that are already numerous, starting with the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
The two Ferrari museums now complement each other in a perfect way. In Modena there’s the story of the man who created everything, including the cars of his time. In Maranello there’s the Ferrari of today and tomorrow, and its successful past on the track and the roads.