really thought the yellow was cool, kinda like a yellow ferrarri
It's FERRARI by the way
Nice to see someone who appreciates the proper colour for a Ferrari and it aint red!
In the days when cars were raced as national teams, red was introduced for Italy, just as green was for Britain, Silver for Germany etc etc. For some reason this colour (Rosso Corsa) has been asumed to be the colour for racing Ferraris. Yet the colour was introduced in the 1920's whereas the first Ferrari race car was not built until the '40's.
However when Enzo Ferrari first started racing (in an Alfa Romeo) the colour for his team, Scuderia Ferrari was yellow. This being the colour of the city of Modena his birthplace. It is also for this reason the Ferrari badge has a yellow background to the prancing horse (the Cavallino Rampante) and the letters SF (for Scuderia Ferrari).
The horse itself was originally the motif of Count Francesco Baracca an Italian air ace in the First World War (when Italy fought on the Allied side). The Count's mother met Enzo Ferrari after a victory in a race at Ravenna in 1923 and asked him to use it on his cars as a good luck symbol. For this reason it is sometimes referred to as the Ravenna Horse.
Now here comes the Ducati connection.
In the Count's squadron was also the father of Fabio Taglioni (Chief Engineer at Ducati 1954 to 1989), who used the same symbol on early racing Ducatis.
So now you know!
And why do I happen to know this? Well what do you expect when my surname's Ferrari
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