Since the late 40s, Ferrari and its trademark prancing-horse logo has been one of the most powerful , most recognized brands worldwide. A ’62 Ferrari GTO became the most expensive used car in history, commanding over $38 million in a 2012 sale. Their road cars in particular are seen as a symbol of wealth, speed, luxury and taste – but how much do you really know about Ferrari, the company?
Founder Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena in 1898; after serving with the Italian army in WWI, he became a test driver and eventually went on to race in the 1919 Parma-Poggio di Berceto hillclimb race. The company’s prancing horse emblem was inspired by a necklace given to Enzo by fighter pilot Francesco Baracca, who was tragically shot down and killed in action.
After efforts to build race cars in the 20s and 30s, the first-ever Ferrari-badged car was the 125S, released in 1947 with a tiny, high-revving 1.5 liter V12 engine. It was soon followed by the 166 Inter, marking their entry into the Grand Touring market. Early Ferraris featured sweeping, sexy bodywork custom-designed by coachbuilders like Bertone, Zagato and Pininfarina. Along with models like the 458 speciale, 488 GTB, Spider and Berlinetta, Ferrari has also been famous for over-the-top supercars such as the Ferrari Mythos, Modula and 612 Kappa.
All Ferrari road cars have been inspired to one extent or another by their experience in racing; Ferrari can lay claim to such famous racing names as Alberto Ascari, Jacky Ickx, Michael Schumacher, Oliver Gendebein and Giancarlo Baghetti. Ferraris have historically racked up wins in events like 24 Hours of LeMans, Formula One racing and many, many more.
Today, Ferrari is part of the Fiat family, with Fiat Group owning 85 percent of the company.
While the company has seen lots of changes over the years, one thing has stayed constant – Ferrari’s reputation for bold, cutting-edge automotive design. Another thing that hasn’t changed is Modena Motorsport’s commitment to first-rate repair and maintenance work on these thoroughbred automobiles. Whether you’re coming in for warranty service, routine preventive maintenance, major repairs or just an oil change, we’re there for you with a staff of factory-trained technicians and the know-how and tools to make sure every job’s done right the first time.
Along with Ferrari, we offer service on Maserati, McLaren, BMW and several other makes. We’re conveniently located in West Los Angeles on La Cienega Blvd, close to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Bel Air and Brentwood. If you’re lucky enough to own one of these fine automobiles, you know you can’t just trust it to anyone when it comes to repairs and service. Modena Motorsport’s automotive techs bring decades of experience to the table, and it pays off in a level of expertise and customer service you won’t find anywhere else. The next time you need repair or maintenance on your Ferrari, we hope you’ll come to Modena Motorsports…contact us today!
1652 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 247-1947
Home to almost four million residents and welcoming over 45 million tourists per year, Los Angeles is the second city in the US (after New York) by the number of inhabitants. All these people come here for a very good reason. The mild climate and the cool modern architecture recommend Los Angeles as way more than a place to spot a few celebrities or to enjoy a delicious slice of avocado toast. This city has a thriving economy, a vibrant community, and stunningly beautiful surroundings. Once you get there, you’ll feel the urge to explore every inch of it, from Rodeo Drive to Hollywood Boulevard.
Boredom is forbidden in Los Angeles. This amazing cultural center has the biggest number of stage theaters and museums in America. While here, you should visit the iconic Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and let yourself pleasantly surprised by European impressionism and modern art. Sitting on 20 acres of land, this gallery is more than the home of Picassos and Cezannes waiting for you to admire them; this museum is famous for its unique architecture and outdoor landscapes. Here you can find the Burden’s Urban Light, well-known from many websites and photography magazines. If you aren’t a huge fan or art, you can visit the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, where you’ll find a fossil lab and several mammoth-size replicas of dinosaurs, as well as some gooey tar pits.
For adrenaline lovers, the Santa Monica Pier could be the right place to go to. You’ll breathe in the salty breeze, you’ll shop and you’ll enjoy cotton candy and a terrifying roller coaster ride over the water. The famous Ferris wheel is another thing you shouldn’t miss. Even better, you’ll be able to take a tour of the Universal Studios Hollywood in L.A, where Harry Potter, soaking water rides and 4D motion simulators are waiting for you to discover them.
If you need a little cool off time, you can spend one day browsing one of the superior shopping districts such as The Grove and Venice Beach. Take a stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the classy architecture full of history and beauty. The TCL Chinese Theater is one building worth seeing, that’s for sure. It would be a shame not to take a tour of Paramount Pictures or the Warner Bros. Walking down the Sunset Boulevard is yet another opportunity to get romantic, so make sure you don’t miss it. If you like stars and astronomy, don’t forget to get on top of the Griffith Observatory, where you can find a planetarium, but also the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Hollywood Sign, the Autry Museum of the West. If you travel with children, you should definitely take them to the Zoo, as this could be their best chance to see some wild animals in their natural habitat. How can one possible get bored in L.A?
Although famous for the movie industry, Los Angeles is also home to various sports. If you are a sports passionate, you may remember than the L.A. Lakers have won 10 out of the 35 NBA finals since 1980 to this day. Kobe Briant, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West, and Wilt Chamberlain played here. You can easily imagine all their fans coming from all over the palce to see their idols performing. Sports have something magic, many people being attracted to this kind of entertainment. The most avid fans can’t even imagine missing one single match.
Dodger Stadium has good teams and even better food. While here, consider trying one of the famous Dodger Dogs. If the original, deep fried style isn’t your first choice, perhaps you’d have to taste the vegetarian version. Even if you don’t come across any celebrity, at least you’ll know you’ve tasted the real thing (the dog). This is surely worth a visit, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of sports. You’ll have the chance to feel the magic, so allow yourself relax and enjoy a game.