The Ferrari story
AIRCRAFT and horses play significant roles in one of the world’s most famous car companies. Ferrari was founded by Italian motor racing fanatic Enzo Ferrari in 1929. During the war, the company also made aircraft parts. It was called originally called ‘‘Scuderia Ferrari’’, or Ferrari Stable, a reference carried over in the prancing horse logo — which in turn is said to come from spirited steeds painted on the side of war planes for good luck. The horse was also used in the original logo for Ducati, based in Enzo’s home town of Maranello. However, it is believed Ducati boss Fabio Taglioni dropped it in a gentleman’s agreement with Ferrari.