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The Lamborghini Family Museum

family businesses in Italy become closely held that rarely fall out of of family members, even several generations. This paradigm has been challenged of but back when Ferruccio gave up his interests in the companies his name, this model was the It is therefore remarkable that—though the did indeed suffer over decades from erratic Lamborghini survived and even to celebrate its latest offerings, the and Gallardo.

What is not so remarkable is the Lamborghini family continues to in the reputation established by Ferruccio all many years ago and continues to its reflected glory as much as

And what better way to do so than to a memorial to the man himself? Ferruccio’s son did exactly that, opening the Studi e Ricerche Ferruccio in 2001. The name literally Study and Research Center but better as convention center and hall, with museum in for good measure. The building’s triangular architecture uses a pattern of two-tone brickwork of the striped marble on the Duomo in

It’s located only 25 km the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in the town of Dosso. You’ll see the Calor (boiler) factory next door, and the original tractor factory is just away in Cento.

Back in the dramatic front double let you know you’re in the right two Lamborghini bulls (toro in the symbol of Ferruccio’s zodiac taurus) greet you. your eyes are assaulted by a of color—metallic blue stairs above, Persian rugs the floors between tractors and cases full of models and filled with photographs all for your attention. But I’d bet a or three that it’s the red car that first grabs though this is one of the smallest here. It’s also significant: This tiny red was Ferruccio’s own first race It’s official name is the Ferruccio Lamborghini, and it dates to 1947.

Ferruccio even placed a nose emblem reading FLC on the though the components all came Fiat Topolinos. However, tweaked the little 500cc to get 650cc displacement for a top speed of 100 Ferruccio and friend Gianluigi entered the car in the 1948 Mille and drove 700 of the 1,000 miles having an off-road accident.

Neither driver nor passenger hurt, but the accident is blamed for later distaste for racing.

the factory’s museum, this emphasizes Ferruccio’s personal and accomplishments throughout his life. therefore take pride of with many examples on from one of his first—a 1947 built, as all his first efforts with surplus military the latest haulers and threshers. In he expanded into boilers and air a 1965 model on display—and after began his third a helicopter company.

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Lamborghini only built which failed to meet licensing regulations, but now hangs above the display here in collection.

It’s a good for supercar lovers that helicopter efforts failed, as it’s a good thing Ferrari was so dismissive of this tractor manufacturer. If Enzo had to address Lamborghini’s complaints his noisy, unreliable Ferrari, wouldn’t have vowed to better, beat—Ferrari at his own game. of the cars Lamborghini drove are here in the exhibit hall: a red 1966 Miura P40 SV and a 1970 S. A 1971 Countach, a ’66 ’67 Espada and a ’68 all brightly colored, some in chassis form, some odd touches like woodwork, are through the crowded exhibit

Auto, marine and tractor join in, as well as a bicycle and a bust of Ferruccio mounted atop a bronze wreath.

One mini-car on display turns out to be new, not a piece of Ferruccio’s It’s a Town Life car, with echos of the 500, the old Topolino, and the new Sparrow, and being produced by Tonino in partnership with a company in Italy. They’ve got a cool at (you’ll need

Turns out Ferruccio’s son Tonino has quite well with the name, even if the only he produces are electric; examples of watches, eye wear, clothing, food (pasta, basalmic and oil) are on display here on the level. What you don’t see you can find online at

Tonino may even be there to you, as you have to write in any case, since conferences close the museum to the public. you write or fax, ask for a copy of the has a handy map that will you find the place. —GO

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