Signed Enzo Ferrari 1971 Letter important Ferrari history: “No one remembers who took second....”
“No one remembers who took second place and that will never be me."
A name that makes young boys dream of one day owning one of his incredible machines. Enzo Ferrari, born on February 18th, 1898, in Modena, Italy, was an Italian entrepreneur and race car driver. Growing up he had little formal education, but he was very interested in car racing. After loosing his father and brother to a virus, and his family business collapsing, he decided to follow his childhood dream and began racing. In 1929 he founded the ‘Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix’ motor racing team and just after World War II Enzo began to build cars under his iconic Ferrari name. Ferrari is a brand now known around the world, who's cars are seen as an insignia of luxury and wealth.
Over the course of his lifetime, his cars won more than 4,000 races and claimed 13 world championships. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1994.
This magnificent letter, on Ferrari letterhead has the Ferrari iconic horse printed in the top left corner. This typed written letter, containing important Ferrari history, speaks about the famous Ferrari owned race track, Fiorano, where Ferrari does all of it’s testing, and it’s delayed opening until 1972. At the bottom of the document it is beautifully hand signed by ENZO FERRARI, in his signature purple pen.
We’ve included a color photo of Enzo Ferrari standing next to one of his prized Ferrari’s and centered below them is Enzo’s favorite quote, that speaks to his drive to always be the best,
“No one remembers who took second place, and that will never be me.”