A special photo exhibition has been organized at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy.

Born on February 18, 1898 in Modena, Enzo Ferrari showed a passion for cars even as a child. We all know as an adult he went on to create one of the most iconic brands and automakers in the world while serving as one of the greatest representatives of the Italian spirit. In honor of the 120th anniversary of his birthday, the Enzo Ferrari Museum is hosting a photo exhibition, which includes images of Enzo Ferrari at various stages of his life, from childhood to adulthood.

A sampling of the images that will be used by the museum has been released, giving us a glimpse of Enzo Ferrari’s career as a driver, manager, and automaker. The photos also feature unforgettable racing champions such as Nuvolari, Castellotti, and Villeneuve.

“It seems incredible to think that Enzo Ferrari was born in the 19th century,” says chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne. “His lesson is more relevant than ever and his modernity unquestionable. He was a man with extraordinary vision and ability to manage people and resources as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional courage. One wonders what he could have achieved if he had had access to today’s technical resources and knowledge. The mark that he left on the world remains a source of pride for all of us at Ferrari and for the whole of Italy.”

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