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November 19, 2019

Has Ferrari Forgiven Bizzarrini?

by Mike –

A couple of things surprised me yesterday on my first visit to the Ferrari museum in Modena.

In the small bookstore there were two books that I did not expect to see there: “Bizzarrini” by Winston Goodfellow and “Rebel Rebel” by Marc Sonnery.

Ferrari Breadvan

The first book is the history of Giotto Bizzarrini’s car life and his cars. The second is about the Breadvan a special race car built by Bizzarrini based on a Ferrari 250 SWB.

The next thing that surprised me is that when I walked into the museum the one and only Breadvan was the first car that I saw.

Ferrari Breadvan

There are no Ferrari badges on the Breadvan but the prancing horse is on the center of the steering wheel.

Giotto Bizzarrini was part of the group fired by Enzo Ferrari in 1962. Since then it seems that Giotto Bizzarrini has not been recognized by Ferrari for his contributions to the Ferrari racing success during his five years with the company.

Ferrari Breadvan

Are these signs of forgiveness from Ferrari? I do not know but it has been many years since Enzo Ferrari has left us. Perhaps all has been forgiven by the Ferrari management of today?

As I write this I am sitting in Livorno with plans to have lunch with Giotto Bizzarrini today along with a group of other Bizzarrini enthusiasts.

Ferrari Breadvan

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