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What's the difference between Maranello and Modena?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by christopher, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. christopher

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    Hello "F"-Chatters,

    Tell me please:

    What's the difference between Maranello and Modena?

    Is one a city and the other a state?

    Thanks, Chris.
     
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  3. Korr

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    HELLO, THE FACT IS THE ITALIANS LOVE FERRARI SO MUCH THAT THEY NAMED THE TWO CITIES AFTER THE 550 MARANELLO AND THE 360 MODENA.

    IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN HELP YOU WITH?
     
  4. BrianTheYank

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    The main significance between the two was that the Ferrari hq/factory was once in the city of modena, and then moved to the city of maranello recently. Think thats right, might be backwards though, but generally it.
     
  5. tbakowsky

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    Marenello is were the factory is and Modena is the birthplace of Enzo...I think,,,, may have it reversed? Or I could just be talking out of my ass....
     
  6. coolestkidever

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    Im 100% sure the factory is in Maranello, but im not 100% postitive on Modena being the birthplace of Enzo. off to biography.com i will return with an answer
     
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  8. coolestkidever

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    Quote biography.com

    "Racing-car designer, born in Modena, N Italy. He became a racing driver in 1920 (with Alfa-Romeo), founded the company which bears his name (1929), and was its president until 1977. In 1940 he began designing his own cars. Since 1951, the marque has been a major presence at Grand Prix races."

    so modena is his birthplace
     
  9. detltu

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    The Factory is in Maranello, Modena is a much larger city close to Maranello. Some times magazines incorrectly say that the factory is in Modena. Both are cities though.
     
  10. Strasse

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    A lot of you folks may already know this, but the link between Maranello and Modena has a lot to do with the way Italian territories are subdivided and associated geographically. The Ferrari factory resides in Maranello, but it's directly associated to Modena, the largest nearby city, because Maranello is in the province of Modena. This is how smaller towns are referenced in Italy, and it's a little like the administrative subdivisions you have in the USA with counties, I believe.

    On a side note, you will no doubt have noticed that in the older (pre-Euro) license plates the letters "MO" appear at the beginning, MO standing for Modena, the province where the car was registered. (In the Euro plates it is much smaller and at the right edge)
     
  11. stax

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    isn't the old ferrari factory/showroom ... the new maserati factory/showroom ... after they took it over in modena?!?
     
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  13. masermartin

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    I agree that the smaller cities are refrenced by the bigger one's but as far as provinces working like counties, I would say you are referring to Reggio E'milia.
    That is how I understood it when I lived there. Just my 2 pennys :)
     
  14. DeSoto

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    I´ve heard that Enzo´s first factory was at Modena, but he moved to the smaller town of Maranello to save it from the Allied attacks during WWII. That was before Ferrari was founded.
     
  15. AEHaas

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    About 22 kilometers.

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  16. ScuderiaRossa

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    Maranello is smaller than Modena, more like a town. Modena is a city.
     
  17. alx355gt

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    Emilia Romagna is a region in Italy...
    The capital of this region is called Bologna...
    Modena is a province in the region of Emilia Romagna...
    Modena (pop. 175.000) is also the name of the capital of this province...
    Maranello (pop. 15.800) is a much smaller town located about 16km south of the city of Modena...

    Modena is indeed the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari... he founded Scuderia Ferrari here in 1929 (Alfa Romeo cars racing activities until 1938). Later, Enzo Ferrari split with Alfa Romeo and founded Auto Avio Costruzioni, in the old Scuderia Ferrari headquarters.
    In 1943 the workshops moved from Modena to Maranello.
    After the war, the company changed its name to Ferrari and went on to design the 125 Sport, a 12-cylinder, 1500 cc car which Franco Cortese drove on the Piacenza circuit on May 11, 1947.

    Ciao, Alexander
     
  18. BigTex

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    The factory was bombed anyway because they were making machined parts for the war. Damaged extensively, it was the scene of the fateful meeting between Enzo and Luigi Chinetti, who had travelled from New York..

    Liugi urged Enzo to renew his efforts in the automotive world, when asked "Who would buy them?" in the war ravaged European economy, Chinetti responded with an order for twenty five cars...for America!

    The fates of these two men, would be forever after intertwined....until their deaths many years later.
     
  19. tesseract

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    This is better than the Discovery Channel. Thanks for the history and geography guys.
     
  20. Wolfgang

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    Hi Alexander,
    just perfect & brilliant your answer!
     
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  22. alx355gt

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    :D Thanks, Wolfgang...
     
  23. Yquem

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    Non ha visto que lei vuolo e questo le ragazze non c e per lei non vogliano lei.

    Grazie mille Allesandro!

    Cordiali saluti,
    Joren REMANS
     
  24. Gilles27

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    You can tell by the size of the blue dots that Modena is significantly larger!
     
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    Alan, the story that Luigi was the one who told Enzo to go into making cars is alleged, not factual... It COULD be true, but no one knows for sure...
     

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