Short Biography: Enzo Ferrari

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Enzo Ferrari “What’s behind you doesn’t matter,” said Enzo Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari was a car maker and entrepreneur (a person who starts a business) who loved cars more than anyone else. Enzo Ferrari was the man who made the company “Ferrari” and built the Ferrari cars. He never gave up even when the going was tough. In the beginning Enzo Ferrari’s passion for driving and building cars began at a very young age. On February 18, 1898 Enzo Anselmo Ferrari was born in Modena, Italy. Enzo Ferrari was born on February 18 but his father wasn’t there so when he was there Enzo was already born. Even though, Enzo Ferrari was born on February 18, his father was there two days late and that’s when his name was on the birth certificate. When Enzo…show more content…
In 1914 he wanted to teach other people how engines work, so he applied as a teacher at Lathe Operator School. He got the job. However, it was cut short because he got called to duty during World War I. He was signed to a third Alpine Artillery. In 1916 he got called home because of the Great Italian flu. Sadly, his father and brother died of it. Enzo caught the flu as well, so he was taken out of Italian services. Enzo came back to Italy, but not until he was older. Life in the Spotlight Enzo Ferrari had many accomplishments in his racing career. Enzo was also known as the Grand Old Man or the Engineer. He said inspiring quotes such as this one, “Losers quit when they fail, winners fail until they succeed.” Enzo started his automotive career in 1919 for FIAT . Enzo Ferrari quit his job at FIAT and joined C.M.N (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali). He started out as test driver then he got promoted to race car driver. He made his competitive debut in the 1919 Parma-Poggio di Berceto Hillclimb race where he successfully finished fourth place. He was behind the wheel of a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder C.M.N. 15/20. Enzo Ferrari had many more wins. For example, the Coppa Acerbo at Pescara in…show more content…
After racing, he started making cars for other people to race. His most famous car that he built was the Ferrari F40. Enzo Ferrari had many more incredible achievements that he was famous for. Plans For the Future Enzo Ferrari had a hard career after racing. He wanted to make cars and make his own company. His first car he built in his company was a 125 S. He built many more cars after that. Enzo Ferrari then married Laura Dominica Garello in 1932. They then had two boys named Alfredo and Piero. Enzo would tell his boys that, “If you can dream it you can do it.” He said this to his boys when they could not do something. In 1982, Enzo Ferrari had to take a trip to Paris to break up the warring car companies FISA and FOCA. That trip to Paris was the only time he left Italy. Enzo was very fond of his home in Maranello, Italy. Enzo rarely left Italy because he had a family there. In 1988 Enzo Ferrari built the Ferrari F40. He saw the Ferrari F40 get shown to Italy right before his death. Enzo died on the very sad day of August 14, 1988. He died at the age of 90 years old. He is remembered to this day not just because of his cars, but because of his hard

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