The Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena was opened Saturday to honor the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Italian sports car manufacturer.
The new museum complex includes Enzo Ferrari's birthplace and a futuristic automotive design gallery, painted in the yellow that Enzo Ferrari chose as the background for the prancing horse on his famous logo.
The museum was reportedly the last work by famous architect Jan Kaplicky before his sudden death in January 2009. Following his death, the remaining construction was completed by his former colleague Andrea Morgante.
I remember coming once to see the house when I was a kid, but it wasn't with my father because he never wanted to come back, the New York Times quoted Piero Ferrari, Enzo's son and the auto company's vice chairman as saying.
He always said that if he couldn't buy it, he didn't want to go into a house owned by other people. He asked me if the staircase near the entrance was still there.
The new exhibition gallery houses a flexible mounting representing story, figures, places and races of the Modenese sport motor racing.
One of the first installations is an exhibit narrating the tale of Enzo's life both as a driver and engineer. It includes a selection of vehicles associated with Ferrari which have been loaned from other collections and museums.
Get a glimpse of the new museum along with the first exhibition in the images given below: