Enzo Ferrari is driving a Caesar (car built in Turin) 1917

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  1. Jurassik

    Jurassik Karting

    Apr 15, 2004
    The mystery of the first race
    Let's go ahead and get right to the Ferrari driver: in his
    memoirs writes that his first race was the Parma-Poggio di
    Berceto October 5, 1919 with a CMN, and his two biographers
    Valerio Moretti and Julius Schmidt will take over the news.
    But there is a surprise in the auction held in Modena at the end of
    1989, one year after the death it was on sale a photograph
    where a young Enzo Ferrari is driving a Caesar
    (car built in Turin) and in his own hand on the back are the
    coordinates of the uphill race Pavullo -Sestola held July 19
    1917 with the annotation of the time employed 36 '12 "for a
    path of 26.475 km
    Apparently it was an adventure just before the service
    militare.E then? Why Ferrari has not mentioned, nor the two
    authors have even suspected? Unfortunately, the picture was
    sold but are photocopies of the image and the back
    published in the auction catalog.

    ??? ????????? @ EX.UA

    have a picture of this?
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  3. Jurassik

    Jurassik Karting

    Apr 15, 2004
    #4 Jurassik, Nov 24, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  4. andymont

    andymont Formula Junior

    May 16, 2007
    Torino - ITALY
    Full Name:
    Andrea M.
    The Pavullo/Sestola wasn't a real race, it was an event named raid.
    A raid ( frequent event in those years) was more properly meant as a gathering of the first pioneers of motoring, engaged on some particularly challenging trails with their cars and the goal consisted just to reach the finish.

    The Parma-Poggio di Berceto was instead a real uphill race, as it was the first car race organized in Italy after the world war.

    So it's correct to say that Enzo Ferrari's first racing car has been the CMN and his first race, the Parma-Poggio di Berceto of 1919.


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  6. Jurassik

    Jurassik Karting

    Apr 15, 2004
    THANK YOU! You have a case there is no picture of this car - would love to see it!
  7. ketil3

    ketil3 Karting

    Apr 2, 2016
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