Ferrari: The Road from Maranello

Ferrari: The Road from Maranello

by Luigi Chinetti
     
 

A fitting tribute to the ultimate expressions of automotive excellence.

In 1945, Enzo Ferrari, the onetime director of Scuderia Ferrari, Alfa Romeo’s fabled racing program, emerged from Alfa’s shadow to create his own legend. Out of the rubble of World War II, Ferrari established an auto works whose products would surpass anything seen before.

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A fitting tribute to the ultimate expressions of automotive excellence.

In 1945, Enzo Ferrari, the onetime director of Scuderia Ferrari, Alfa Romeo’s fabled racing program, emerged from Alfa’s shadow to create his own legend. Out of the rubble of World War II, Ferrari established an auto works whose products would surpass anything seen before.

Now esteemed automotive journalist, historian, and photographer Dennis Adler presents Ferrari: The Road from Maranello—the stunningly illustrated story of one of the most coveted and recognized automobile lines in the world. Featured are many legendary Ferraris from road and track, including:

• The Tipo 125, Ferrari’s debut production racer
• The Farina Cabriolet, the first Ferrari for consumers
• The brutally powerful F50, “the fastest road car ever”
• Ferrari’s Grand Prix and Formula One cars, driven by champions from Alberto Ascari to Niki Lauda to Michael Schumacher

Chronicled in interviews with racing legends including Dan Gurney, Carroll Shelby, and Phil Hill, as well as renowned Ferrari designers Sergio Pininfarina, Sergio Scaglietti, and many others is the fascinating history of Ferrari through its successes and failures, setbacks and triumphs. Here are first-person stories of legendary battles pitting Ferrari against Ford, Porsche, and other marques on race circuits from Monaco and Monza to Daytona and Le Mans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400064632
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/05/2006
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
11.12(w) x 8.86(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author


Dennis Adler is the editor in chief of Car Collector magazine and the author of more than twenty books on automotive history and vintage firearms. He has written award-winning books on Packard, Chrysler, and Mercedes-Benz. In addition to being the author of works on automobiles, Adler is one of America’s most published historians on Western guns and collectible firearms. Author and photographer for more than three dozen books and thousands of magazine articles, Dennis has published work in such publications as American Rifleman, Guns of the Old West, and the Robb Report. He lives in western Pennsylvania.

Luigi Chinetti, Jr. is the son of Luigi Chinetti, who was the first American importer of Ferrari automobiles and was essential to the early success of the Italian sportscar.

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