Travel: Yes, You Should Make A Pilgrimage To The Lamborghini Museum

Yes, You Should Make A Pilgrimage To The Lamborghini Museum

By Petrolicious Productions
December 17, 2015
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Story by Leonardo Stefani // Photography by Edoardo Mascalchi and Marco Dellisanti

We travel via Modena; on a long, straight, flat road across the Pianura Padana, and our proximity to Lamborghini was confirmed, thanks to a howling Huracán overtaking us in the other lane. During the last few kilometres, we see many bars with a  “Super car here” sign and some sports cars in parking lots, ready to entertain tourists in a short and expensive test drive.

We finally arrived. Between sheds of various kinds stands the giant Lamborghini sign.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was a well-known entrepreneur in the area, producing tractors with a growing company established near Ferrara, and able to afford cars made by Enzo Ferrari. Being such an expert of mechanics, he was disappointed by the malfunctioning of the clutch in his Ferrari 250 GT—but he was even more bothered by the behaviour of Enzo Ferrari, who, hothead like Ferruccio, once he received the complaint told him him to, “Think of tractors and not to the world of cars”.

Ferruccio, without much thought, replied that he would begin to think about making cars himself and in 1963, along with technical experts such as Giotto Bizzarrini, he created the first Lamborghini, the 350 GT.

And from there, well, this laid-back museum will take you through company history, from tractors to powerboats, mid-engined supercars and concepts… It’s amazing that all of this started with a single cranky clutch!

Editor’s note: This is a shortened version of a story that appeared on car-shooters.com, head over to read the full report.

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Daniel Willis
Daniel Willis(@dan-willis)
5 years ago

That green LP400. Perfection.

bobsch
bobsch(@bobsch)
6 years ago

I made an photo album after my visit this summer:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130251170@N02/albums/72157649536050859

WVR
WVR(@wvr)
6 years ago

Fans of Italian Car Passion could also visit Autoworld in Brussels as they have more then 65 Italian cars on show until 31 January.

A square similar to those that exist in most Italian towns whatever their size. With its arcades overshadowing the terrace of a café or a wine bar; its narrow streets from which a Vespa appears out of the blue carrying a loving couple. A square where there is pure chaos to find a parking place, exclusive cars mingling with ‘Mr. average’s car’.

The space is large, allowing to bring to the fore side by side : the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante from 1952 of which only four models were built and kindly on loan from the Turin Automobile Museum and the actual Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera, as well as the 1967 Lamborghini Miura designed by Gandini boasting a Bertone body.

At the heart of this hectic piazza, slotted between the Ferrari 275 GTS Pininfarina, that for a time belonged to the actress Raquel Welch, the Fiat V8 Zagato (1952), a Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada (1964) designed by Giugiaro, the De Tomaso Mangusta Bertone (from the ‘60s), an Iso Rivolta Grifo Giugiaro (1963), the Lancia B24 Spyder Pininfarina, unveiled at the Brussels Car Show in 1956, and numerous other beautiful machines (in total more than 20 cars will be parked on the piazza), the décor will include, by way of a wink, several hard to avoid popular small cars that added so much life to the narrow Italian streets during the ‘50s and ‘60s: a Fiat Cinquecento Giardiniera, a tricycle Vespa, a Multipla taxi not forgetting an Autobianchina Cabrio…

In this unique atmosphere visitors will definitely want to settle down on the terrace of the wine bar and feast their eyes upon this exhibition.

http://www.italiancarpassion.be/expo