Ferrari, Enzo Anselmo

Born: Feb 18, 1898 AD
Died: 1988 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Manufacturers

1898 - Born on February 18th in Modena, Italy. An Italian automobile manufacturer, designer, and racing-car driver whose Ferrari cars often dominated world racing competition in the second half of the 20th century.

1920 - Became a racing-car driver for the Alfa Romeo Company.


1929 - Formed a racing stable, Scuderia Ferrari, which remained Alfa Romeo's official racing team.

1932 - Ferrari ceased to drive in races.

1937 - The first racing car completely designed by Ferrari himself was built for Alfa Romeo.

1939 - Ferrari severed his team's connection with Alfa Romeo and founded the firm of Ferrari SpA.

1946 - The firm manufactured its first racing cars, after World War II. The firm's cars soon became known for their formidable speed and handcrafted quality.

1950 - Ferrari's Formula One racers and sports cars won many Grand Prix races and manufacturers' championships, at times dominating the competition. The luxury sports cars the firm built earned a similar reputation for speed and precise handling.

1969 - Enzo Ferrari sold a 50-percent share of his company to Fiat SpA.


1977 - He remained president of the firm and retained control over the Ferrari racing team until his death.

1988 - Died on August 14th in Modena.

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