|Scuderia Ugolini: 1959 Formula One Season|
| ||While the name Ferrari is recognized the world-over, Ugolini, on the other hand, is only a name recognized by those very knowledgeable of motor racing and football. However, the name is nearly as vitally important to the world of motor sport. In 1959, the name was well-known and well-respected. Today, however, it is a name without any meaning.
Nello Ugolini's career would be overshadowed by many of those in which he associated. Still, his would be a life spent chasing passions and living ful...[Read more...]|
|A legendary car|
|Maranello, 17th October 2014 – Fangio, Castellotti, De Portago, Von Trips, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss. Motor racing legends that shared not just races, victories and marques, but also a specific Ferrari, the 290 MM. We're not talking about a model but an actual individual car – engine, bodywork and chassis number – which a few months back arrived at the Ferrari Classiche department for restoration.
On this car, born as 860 Monza , Enzo Ferrari decided to swap the latter's 4-cylinder engin...[Read more...]|
|Luigi Musso: Talented, Tempting and Troubled|
| ||Following Alberto Ascari's back-to-back titles in 1952 and 1953 there have been no Italian Formula One World Champions. While there has been a great amount of hope throughout the years, Italians have been left without a World Champion. Perhaps, it could be argued, all such hopes died with Luigi Musso on the 6th of July in 1958.
Since Ascari there have certainly been some notable Italian drivers within Formula One history books. Such names as Michele Alboreto, Elio de Angelis, Alex Zanardi, Ri...[Read more...]|
|1956 Sebring 12 Hours: Musso Impresses on American Soil|
| ||Having more than proven himself within the 2.0-liter category with the factory Maserati team, Luigi Musso makes the short trip west from Modena to Maranello to drive for Ferrari. This would be a big step up in performance, for car and driver. Here Musso's real talent would need to be realized. Otherwise, the Italian would find himself an estranged patriot without a home. But, on American soil, the young Italian would find his place.
The Roman Musso had had an impressive run with Maserati. Af...[Read more...]|
|1958 12 Hours of Sebring: Collins and Hill Escort a Red-Head Home to Victory|
| ||In a matter of months Peter Collins would lay dying of wounds received in a violent crash at the Nurburgring during the German Grand Prix. While many would be holding their breaths and facing the cold-hard truth of another motor racing death, there would be others remembering Collins' talent harkening back to an evening in late March when he and Phil Hill would march triumphantly to victory, sharing the moment with a red-headed beauty.
New regulations were on everyone's minds heading into 195...[Read more...]|