I saw this cute little car near the World Trade Center — by Broadway and Church St., to be exact. It’s a formula one grand prix race car from the 1950s.
It turns out it’s a Ferrari! (Ferrari headquarters are in Maranello, Italy, thus the post title.) Under the world-famous “prancing horse” logo are the initials “S.F.,” which I found out stands for “Scuderia Ferrari,” Ferrari’s automotive racing team. Along the side you can make out the name “Alberto Ascari,” who was a racing driver who won 2 world championships for S.F.; this was probably his car.
Also note the Puma swoosh along the side. Puma is a long-time sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari, and makes a variety of Ferrari co-branded apparel, including these sweet sneakers (and, I’m told, actual racing boots):
Some more pictures of the car:
Now that’s a nice million dollar fashion accessory to go with your hundred dollar Puma shoes. Would make an amazing Father’s Day gift, I bet!
Special thanks to my good friend ‘Seyi for furnishing the racing information.
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