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Date of Ferrari and Farina meeting?

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by 166MM alum, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. 166MM alum

    166MM alum Rookie

    Jul 24, 2018
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    Darrell Westfaul
    I am trying to find the approximate date that Enzo and Battista Farina met halfway to join forces. Invariably, the reference is “in 1951.” So far, the only clue I have seen is in Ferrari Pininfarina by Lionel Froissart: “At the beginning of the summer of 1952, barely one year after the legendary meeting in Tortona, the first Ferrari bodied by Pininfarina was unveiled—the 212 Inter.” So perhaps it was May of 1951? Can anyone confirm, deny or discuss that?
     
  2. Lowell

    Lowell Formula Junior
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    Luca Dal Monte in his book "Enzo Ferrari" states that

    "Before the start of the 1951 F1 World Championship, Enzo Ferrari went to Tortona"

    Later he says

    "On Sunday May 27, the Swiss Grand Prix in Bern inaugurated the ... Formula One ...
     
  3. 166MM alum

    166MM alum Rookie

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    Thank you--I just ordered that book today. So that supports May 1951.
     

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