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Signed Enzo Ferrari 1983 Letter: "No One Remembers Who Took Second Place....”
“No one remembers who took second place and that will never be me."
A name that makes young boys dream of one day owning one of his incredible machines. Enzo Ferrari, born on February 18th, 1898, in Modena, Italy, was an Italian entrepreneur and race car driver. Growing up he had little formal education, but he was very interested in car racing. After loosing his father and brother to a virus, and his family business collapsing, he decided to follow his childhood dream and began racing. In 1929 he founded the ‘Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix’ motor racing team and just after World War II Enzo began to build cars under his iconic Ferrari name. Ferrari is a brand now known around the world, who's cars are seen as an insignia of luxury and wealth.
Over the course of his lifetime, his cars won more than 4,000 races and claimed 13 world championships. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1994.
This magnificent piece speaks to every entrepreneur who aspires to be the best. At the top of the page, in the left corner, is the Ferrari iconic horse. This typed written letter is addressed to a Dr. Cesare De Agostini, from Enzo Ferrari, responding to the idea of Enzo telling his life story in a book and through film, but Enzo turns down the opportunity basically saying his life story wasn't important enough. What remarkable content this letter contains especially now knowing that Hollywood has announced that two biopics are in the works. This really is an incredible piece of history dated February 23, 1983 and signed "Ferrari" in his signature purple pen.
At the bottom it reads one of Enzo's most famous quotes and a quote he truly lived his life by, "No one remembers who took second place and that will never be me." -Enzo Ferrari
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