Along the Via Emilia (SS9) road, you can find Modena: considered the world’s Motoring Capital. Within a radius of 50 km, we can find Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Dallara, Ducati and Pagani, who all chose Modena following Fangio’s suggestion.
A land of mechanics, engineers, body-shop mechanics and above all land with a lot of passion, love and wit; the land of men like Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti, who also shared a passion for Modena’s food and wine. An identity that shines through thanks to the presence of major museums, such as the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, as well as the private collections of Righini, Stanguellini and Panini. Modena awaits you with its legendary hospitality and delicious traditional cuisine.
The 2016 edition of Modena Motor Gallery will take place on 24th and 25th September at Modena Fiere.
More than 12,000 visitors, 350 exhibitors, 500 classic cars and motorcycles, 15 Clubs, Historical Registers and Museums and 5 exhibitions.
Here are just some of the highlights:
1. The great exhibition of 2016: “STRAORDINARIA MOTOR VALLEY”
Covering a surface of over 1,000 m2, the exhibition “STRAORDINARIA MOTOR VALLEY” will be on display, highlighting the history and the vehicle production that has made this land famous throughout the world, hosting the very best of products and realities from along the Via Emilia: manufacturing plants, public and private motoring museums, racetracks and motoring events.
2. 2016 is a year marking various anniversaries, and Modena Motor Gallery will commemorate:
- 100 years since the birth of Ferruccio Lamborghini and 50 years of the Miura, which was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966, leaving visitors speechless and marking the start of a new era in the sports car sector.
- Modena Motor Gallery also dedicates a major space to Ducati in the Central Gallery, curated by Claudio Lusuardi. In 1926 the Ducati company was founded, under the name “Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati”, specialising in research and the production of technologies for radio communications, and indeed it wasn’t for another two decades that the motorcycle department would be founded, having gained the licence for the Cucciolo: a 48cc mono-cylinder engine with a two-speed gear to be applied for auxiliary thrust to a
- 90 years of Maserati: on 25 April 1926, a car first appeared at the Targa Florio with a 1.5 litre straight-eight engine, driven by the car designer himself, coming in ninth in his class by modifying the Diatto (with which he had enrolled) in what was to be his first car: the Maserati.
3. Microcars: fantastic Bubble Cars will welcome visitors in the Central Gallery curated by the Ames Museum.
4. And more, The English "Grease Monkey" Colin Chapman Vs Enzo Ferrari exhibition, curated by Matteo Panini, traces the evolution of their respective companies, Ferrari and Lotus, using an imaginary technical time-line for telling the history of two openly rival race track "automotive myths", comparing the Italian school and the English garagistes.
5. As always, the craftsmen will occupy a major space and will constitute the ‘icing on the cake’ of an entire pavilion of car dealers. For the first time at Modena Motor Gallery, several young craftsmen will give a live demonstration of how sheet metal may be beaten and modelled as well as how it is then welded.
6. At Modena Motor Gallery, the first Automobilia Charity Auction will be held, the proceeds of which will go to the Istituto Dino Ferrari in Maranello to support the research and planning activities of zero emission vehicles. Ing. Mauro Forghieri will be the Auction superintendent. Outside, on a surface of more than 20,000 m2, private dealers will be selling their own cars and motorcycles, as well as an ample section given over to spare parts.