Enzo Ferrari was one of the 20th century's racing icons, and on the 116th birthday of its founder, Ferrari opened a lavish new wing of the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. The new hall is shaped like the hood of a '50s Ferrari racer on the outside and contains a century's worth of the brand's history inside. Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Enzo's son, Piero Ferrari, dedicated the new building on February 18.

The Enzo Ferrari Museum existed previously as two buildings, including Enzo's childhood home and his father's workshop, but the new building was created to display the Prancing Horse's full history. Projectors display images ​and films of Enzo's like across its walls and floors, and the cars on display represent Ferrari's most important as a driver and constructor over the past century.

The new gallery is meant to compliment the Museo Ferrari in nearby Maranello. Enzo's museum focuses squarely on Ferrari's past, and the other concentrates on brand's present and future, while still displaying some important classic models. Both will be open every day, expect for Christmas and the New Year.

According to the Enzo Museum's website, adult tickets cost 22 euros ($30), but a combined ticket for both museums is 26 euros ($36). A shuttle runs between them and leaves every half hour. If you love the brand, the new museum looks like it shouldn't be missed. Read the full details in the press release below.
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MODENA'S NEW ENZO FERRARI MUSEUM OPENED BY LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO AND PIERO FERRARI

Modena, 18 February – The new Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF) was opened today in Modena by Luca di Montezemolo and Piero Ferrari, the son of the man who started off the amazing story of a marque recognised today as the strongest in the world.

The choice of 18 February for the reopening of the MEF was in recognition of the anniversary of Enzo Ferrari's birth on 18 February 1898.

The new life of the spectacular museum has begun with the large and beautiful main wing: here, as well as 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 visitors 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.

Art, technology, design, battles and new hopes make up the setting for the triumphs of the great drivers and the most outstanding scarlet cars.

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 the significant support of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation – further enriches the area's attractions that are already numerous, starting with the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

From today the two Ferrari museums, which are open every day of the year except for Christmas and the New Year, complement each other in a perfect way: in Modena there's the story of the man who created everything and the cars of his time. In Maranello there's the Ferrari of today and tomorrow, presented via a past of success on the track and the roads.


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      johnnythemoney
      • 10 Months Ago
      You may want to rectify the article. The "Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari" was opened almost 2 years ago and was run by Modena city council and a local investment fund. It is now run by Ferrari itself and it was simply updated on the inside. There are still two buildings, the new museum with the roof shaped like a front bonnet, and the old house of Ferrari himself. The ticket costs15 €, not 22 €. Check museocasaenzoferrari dot com
      Gregg Grisham
      • 10 Months Ago
      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/14/modena-welcomes-new-museum-at-birthplace-of-enzo-ferrari/ Autoblog covered this two years ago, the only news is that they are both run by the same people now. We were there last August, and it is worth a visit.