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Modena, Italy land of the supercar – Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and more

The Modena Cento Ore is a combination of exquisite cars and drivers partaking in classic motorsport and tourism along exciting roads and breath-taking landscapes while enjoying regional culinary delights and great wines.

Classic cars lined up for inspection and envy – Image Jacquie Kubin @CommDigiNews

MODENA, Italy, July 23, 2017  – This June more than 100 classic Ferrari, Jaguar, Austin Healy, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, even an American Ford Shelby Cobra 289, their crews and drivers of the Italian motoring club celebrated the 17th annual Modena Cento Ore, celebrated its 17th annual race. The Modena Cento Ore is a combination of exquisite cars and drivers partaking in classic motorsport and tourism along exciting roads and breath-taking landscapes while enjoying regional culinary delights and great wines.

The Modena Cento Ore is a combination of exquisite cars and drivers partaking in classic motorsport and tourism along exciting roads and breath-taking landscapes while enjoying regional culinary delights and great wines.

The Modena Cento Ore is a combination of exquisite cars and drivers partaking in classic motorsport and tourism along exciting roads and breath-taking landscapes while enjoying regional culinary delights and great wines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pre-1976 supercars race through the Motor Valley from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean, ending as per tradition in the Piazza Grande in Modena, Italy, a city on the south side of the Po Valley.The Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy is home to super luxury and racing car builders Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati and Ferrari

This year’s competition included 101 crews from 21 countries, representing 19 different motor vehicles to take part in the 17th annual race that this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari “Prancing Horse.”

 

Among the cars competing was a rare example of a Lightweight E-Type, a 250 GT Boana, a Maserati 250S, a very original 308 Gr. 4, a former Monte Carlo Rally Renault Alpine, and an Alfa Romeo 8C Monza, not to mention an impressive number of Ferrari 250 SWB and 275, and the many Porsche 911 Carrera RSR models.Also participating were the two-seater racing cars hardly ever seen on the roads: Porsche 906, Lola T70 and two Ford GT40 models.

Luxury racing car fans were thrilled to have Lord Irvine Laidlaw of Rothiemay take bringing his 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The 1962 Ferrari, of which only 39 were ever built, is priced at $38.1million and holds the distinction of being the most valuable car ever sold at auction.

The event, and the cars, pay homage to the essence of man’s (and women’s) desire to just go faster and the dreams and vision of their creators, particularly Ferruccio Lamborghini, Alfieri Maserati, and Enzo Ferrari.

Lamborghini, after years of successful tractor production, began creating what has become the finest luxury car in the world in 1963; Lamborghini is quoted as having said “I want to build a car that is better than the Ferrari.”Enzo Ferrari’s automobile passions started as a very young child and in 1947 he started the Ferrari legacy, celebrating a 70th year anniversary this year.

Alfieri Maserati established his Italian luxury vehicle on December 1, 1914.

Super car and racecar fans visiting the area can immerse themselves in Italian super cars while in the Motor Valley visiting not only the plants where new cars are meticulously constructed by hand, but also the museums filled with historical cars and dedicated to the men who envisioned and built the finest supercars in the world.

Telling the stories of racing are the the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini and the Museo Enzo Ferrari. Not to be missed, there is also the private collection of Umberto Panini whose Motor Museum features Lamborghinis in all their forms, from WWII motorcycles, tractors and the rows of cars – the beautiful, refurbished highly glossed cars.

Before the race car, there was the Lamborghini Tractor _private collection of Umberto Panini – Image Jacquie Kubin for @CommDigiNews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual Modena Cento Ore race winds through the picturesque Motor Valley for four days prior to the final June 10th race.

During the collegial event drivers participate in a tour of the valley, including visits to the museums of the most famous motor vehicle manufacturers including Lamborghini and Ferrari to share their passion for beautiful cars that are fast, very, very fast.

 

Ferrari Museo – Image by Jacquie Kubin for @CommDigiNews
Lamborghini Museo – Image by Jacquie Kubin for @CommDigiNews

If after touring museums, gazing with longing at fast, sleek cars relegated to elegant storage, the need for speed overtakes you, head to Auto Dromo di Modena and strap into a FERRARI F430 racing. The model is based on a series-produced car with a very fast V8 engine.

The model is based on a series-produced car with a very fast V8 engine.The transmission is a six-speed sequential gearbox with shift paddles behind steering wheel and the ability to reach 100km in a scant 2.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 320 km/h.

The cost of the experience is lofty, at 540 eu for three spins around the track and an additional 60 eu for a video of what is a very fast, and exhilarating experience.

The Emilia Romagna area of Italy sits along the Northern Apennines with the Futa pass one may think is made for performance cars.

There is an incredible beauty that is unique to this region with roads lined by mountains, fields of grapes and golden wheat with Cyprus trees stretching high to the heavens as if to catch God’s eye and invite him to watch the race.

 

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