Interesting facts about Enzo #Ferrari Pre ww2
- Enzo served in the Italian Army during ww1 in the 3rd Alpine Artillery.
- Enzo’s first got into the car trade working for a small car company that redesigned used truck bodies in to small cars. The company was called CMN (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali).
- Enzo started his racing career as a driver for the CMN team in 1919.
- The Pracing Horse badge came from the wreakage of Francesco Baracca’s plane, he was ww1 ace fighter pilot. Enzo bought it in 1923 and didn’t put it onto a car until 1932.
- In 1924 Enzo won the first race of Coppa Acerbo (later renamed Circuito di Pescara) for Alfa Romeo. Thanks to winning this race Alfa Romeo offered Enzo the chance to race in more bigger races but he turned it down.
- Ferrari did not race cars himself after the Coppa Acerbo win until 1927 and finished his career has a racing driver in 1932 driving a Scuderia Ferrari.
- Enzo Started Scuderia Ferrari in 1929 as a racing team for Alfa Romeo. In 1933 Alfa Romeo pulled it’s support due to financial problems but then 1937 took control of the team again and demoted Enzo to Director of sports and he soon left the team.
- Enzo was prevented from competing in Motorsport by a clause in his contract with Alfa Romeo which restricted him from racing or designing cars for 4 years. Enzo got around this by organising part suppliers and managed to build 2 race cars for the Mille Miglia.