Tag Archives: Luigi Bazzi

ferrari, klemcoll, Tavoni, Bazzi

The First SWB

We believe that this is the first lightweight Ferrari 250GT SWB (short wheelbase berlinetta) here seen on test at the Modena Aerautodromo on October 29, 1959. It would have recently returned from its initial display at the Paris Auto Show earlier in the month. This SWB berinetta, chassis n. 1539GT, had several minor differences from […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

Test for a Le Mans Winner

It is early June 1961 at the Modena Aerautodromo track right in Modena, often used for testing by Ferrari, Maserati and various other racing teams. Here Richie Ginther is sliding into a Ferrari 250TRI/61 which is already wearing its assigned number for the Le Mans 24 Hours which will take place on June 10-11. This […]

Ferrari, Modena, Enzo Ferrari, Richie Ginther

Testing at Modena – April 1961

For many years, before Enzo Ferrari built the Fiorano test track at¬†Maranello on some land he owned, the Scuderia Ferrari conducted their formal testing on the Modena Aerautodromo which was almost in the town of Modena itself. Less formal testing, as today, was conducted on the public roads around Maranello, including on the nearby autostrada. […]