Ferrari, an internationally renowned Italian sports car company, turns 75 this year. The legendary brand will commemorate its birthday at Autoworld, situated in the storied Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.
About 15 rare and vintage Ferrari models will be on display at the “75 Anni di Ferrari” exhibition, which runs from 23 September to 4 December.
The Italian brand has always been associated with speed, luxury, and beauty ever since its manufacture started in 1947. The company’s most iconic automobiles, each with their unique history, will be honoured during the 75th anniversary.
The Dino 206, Daytona Michelotti, 195 Inter Ghia, 500 Superfast, 250 GT Spyder LWB, and 308 GTS will all be on show during the expo.
Visitors will be able to learn more about the history of Ferrari, including what inspired the prancing horse emblem, in addition to viewing vintage sports vehicles.
Francesco Baracca, an Italian aviator who flew a biplane during World War I, is credited with creating the logo.
During his stint in the army before the war, he had taken the emblem from the Piemonte Reale second cavalry unit. While competing for Alfa Romeo as a race driver, Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Italian automobile firm, was inspired by Baracca for his new automobile company.
On Belgian soil, other anniversaries will also be commemorated. Jacques Swaters, a race car driver, was the Ferrari’s first authorised importer into Belgium and even Europe 70 years ago. It was, behind the United States, the second-largest importer of Ferrari vehicles ever.
For more information, visit the official Autoworld website for more details about the show, according to the sources.