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Humans of the Motor Valley: three people, three professions, and three stories to tell along the Via Emilia.

Nicolò, Marzio and Giancarlo are three normal people, born and bred in a unique location, the Motor Valley. Read on to get to know them, and discover a little bit about who they are and what they do.
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Formula 1 at Imola: Eight grand prix that made history.

The history of Formula 1 is full of pages written at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola. We have selected eight of them, linked to as many races held on the famous circuit from 1980 to 2020.

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Humans of Motor Valley: Kiara Fontanesi, the queen of Motocross.

Born in Parma in the heart of the Motor Valley, Kiara Fontanesi knew exactly what she wanted to do at a very young age when she received her first motorcycle as a gift from her father Massimo. Discover more about her life and career during the first instalment of “Humans of Motor Valley”: a brand-new project recounting a series of stories dedicated to those who year after year continue to make the Motor Valley what it is today. 

 

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The 50 years of a Star, happy birthday Lamborghini Miura SV.

The Lamborghini Miura SV, the last evolution of the highly successful P400 project, was officially unveiled in March 1971, on the Carrozzeria Bertone stand at the Geneva Motor Show. On the same occasion, the Countach LP 500 was presented, defined as a concept car for future production.

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Interview with Giampaolo Dallara. From a home garage to multinational success.

Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini: the beginnings of Giampaolo Dallara’s career, shaped within the walls of the legendary Motor Valley brands.Giampaolo Dallara’s story is one of great passion, exceptional talent, immense determination and perpetual enthusiasm. It’s a story that dates back to well before 1972, when Dallara made the decision to use his modest garage as the headquarters for his newly founded namesake company.

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The Yamaha story (and others) in the COMP Poggi Moto Collection.

Interview with Rino Tantini, curator of the COMP Poggi Moto Collection, which welcomes almost 500 pieces of motorcycles and engines of the Japanese two-wheel industry.

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Interview with Horacio Pagani. From Las Pampas in Argentina to the Motor Valley.

We interviewed Horacio Pagani in his atelier in San Cesario sul Panaro (MO). Together we retraced his childhood, his first years in Italy, his time at Lamborghini, the birth of Pagani Automobili and his vision of the Motor Valley.

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Interview with Claudio Domenicali. From the Ducati dream to the Motor Valley vision.

In the evocative Ducati Museum, we interviewed Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding. Together we retraced the first years at Ducati, the MotoGP debut and his vision of the Motor Valley.

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The origins of the Trident: The Maserati of the Maserati brothers.

Narrated through the story of the Maserati brothers, this story traces the first twenty years of the Modena car manufacturer. From the first successes in the racing world to the first, triumphant, entry into the automotive industry elite.

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Fabio Taglioni, the Ducati genius who built the legendary Desmo.

Engineer, inventor and designer, over the course of his thirty-year career he authored over a thousand projects, including the trellis frame, the “L” engine and the desmodromic system with which he inextricably linked his name to Ducati. We are talking about Fabio Taglioni, born September 10, 1920 in Santa Maria in Fabriago, a fraction of Lugo di Romagna.

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Ducati 916 Senna: when legends meet it’s forever.

It was 1994 when from the friendship between Claudio Castiglioni (Ducati patron at the time) and Ayrton Senna (great Ducati fan), a unique motorcycle was born, a jewel whose prestige was second only to its ethical value.

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Dino Bandini and the Bandini, Automobile Collection, the custodians of the history of the legendary uncle Ilario.

Interview with Dino Bandini, curator of the Bandini Automobile Collection and guarantor of his uncle’s masterpieces, the designer, innovator and driver Ilario Bandini.

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Bandini GT 750 Zagato: the car with the story that made history

In 1955 the fearless Ilario Bandini left with his first coupe, still without bodywork and seats, for the famous Milanese bodywork. The result went beyond all expectations.

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Ayrton Senna and the Imola Circuit: the legend behind the story.

Twenty-five years after that tragic event we retrace the story of a special eternal bond.

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Maserati Eldorado: the car that brought the future into the world of motorsport.

The story of the Maserati Eldorado, the car that gave rise to a revolution in the world of motorsport by bringing modern marketing to track racing.

 

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Ferruccio Lamborghini: a dream challenge.

The legend of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the bold founder of the car company.

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Enzo Ferrari: “We can not describe passion, we can only live it”.

The story of Enzo Ferrari, the brilliant and farsighted founder of the legendary car company from Maranello.

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Giampaolo Dallara: from Miura to Dallara Automobili

Discover the story of Giampaolo Dallara, from his experience in Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini to the founding of Dallara Automobili.

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Ernesto Maserati: founding the family business and becoming its first driver

The youngest of seven brothers who founded Maserati. He managed the company in the early years, obtained good results as a driver and helped to found another car company destined to mark an era: the OSCA. Let’s find out his story together.

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Ettore Bugatti: creativity as a manifestation and crowning of personality and not a mere means of gain

The story of the founder of one of the most exclusive car manufacturers in the world, born in Milan but grew up in France.

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Driver, entrepreneur, manufacturer… or simply, Ilario Bandini.

Discover the history of Ilario Bandini, from his humble beginnings as a mechanic in a workshop in Forlì, his first steps as a driver, until he obtained his honorary degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New York.

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The story of Alejandro de Tomaso: from driver to manufacturer to Motor Valley king.

Alejandro de Tomaso; the tale of the incredible industrial history of the Argentine founder of the eponymous car manufacturer. Rider and owner of several two- and four-wheel brands such as Innocenti, Maserati and Moto Guzzi. A true protagonist of the Motor Valley.

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Andrea de Adamich: when passion turns into teaching

The career of Andrea de Adamich, from driver to journalist, until he founded the Scuderia de Adamich, specialized in conscious and sporty driving courses.

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Adriano, Bruno and Marcello: the dream of the Ducati brothers

The story of the Ducati brothers. How the company from Borgo Panigale was born and how it transformed into one of the most important motorcycle brands in the world.

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