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Women and Ferrari, the untold story’ ... Amy Macdonald, the Scottish singer songwriter, and Deborah Mayer, entrepreneur and GT driver


Amy Macdonald, the Scottish singer songwriter, and Deborah Mayer, entrepreneur and GT driver

Amy Macdonald, the Scottish singer songwriter, and Deborah Mayer, entrepreneur and GT driver

 

Modena, 8 May, 2018

The press launch of the exhibition “Il Rosso & il Rosa” at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena took place today. Members of both the Italian and international press were present.

The exhibition of some of the most beautiful and iconic Ferrari models, always favoured by prominent figures from the worlds of entertainment, entrepreneurship and sport, is a tribute to all women who over the years have carved out a growing role in the car industry as customers, professionals and drivers.

The event gave space to two exceptional customers to tell the “untold story” of the bond between women and Ferrari: Amy Macdonald, the Scottish singer songwriter, and Deborah Mayer, entrepreneur and GT driver. The two ferrariste revealed their passion for cars from a women’s perspective, now less unusual, recounting fragments of life expressive of pure driving pleasure, adrenaline packed challenges with other drivers.

As a testimony of the unbroken link between women and the Prancing Horse, the exhibition “Il Rosso & il Rosa” has gathered some of the cars most loved by unforgettable female characters. This enthusiasm first took off in the 1950s when Ferrari became a glamorous icon inseparably paired with the stars of cinema: Anna Magnani and the 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter, the 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta chosen by Ingrid Bergman, Hollywood actress Norma Shearer and the 1956 250 GT PF Cabriolet SII. The sixties include for example the 250 GTO of 1962, a favourite of French rally driver Annie de Montaigu, and the 250 LM of 1963, chosen by American actress Jayne Mansfield, or Jane Plemiannikow (Jane Fonda) 275 GTB, Bianca Maria Piazza 250 MM PF Berlinetta, Audrey Saffell 250 MM Vignale Spyder, Denise McCluggage 250 GT SWB Competizione, Angela Muenemann, Muenchen Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet S1 s/n 0735GT,
Princess Maria Gabriella di Savoia, CH Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Scaglietti TdF, Willametta Keck Day 375 MM PF Spyder, Josie von Neumann 250 TR . Then of course there are the cars of the special guests of the event: the Ferrari 458 Italia of Amy Macdonald and the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 and Ferrari 488 Challenge track models of Deborah Mayer.

The ‘Il Rosso & il Rosa’ exhibition will run throughout 2018 at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, open every day from 9:30 am to 6 pm.