Presentation of the Tori e Motori (Bulls and Engines) Club
Our dear Ferruccio was born in Renazzo di Cento, a place shrouded in thick fog and beaten by stifling summer heat waves, where swallows like arabesques soar the skies, a place with river banks and straight roads you could speed down ‘full throttle’ on your bicycle or scooter.
He was born on 28 April 1916; finished school, he opened a small workshop in Renazzo and would purchase used motorbikes and fix them, change their settings and dart at high speeds to test them out.
His mind was permanently set on building a tractor. He had bought army vehicle wrecks in an ARAR field ("Azienda Recupero Alienazione Residuati" – “Department for War Surplus Disposal”) and had transformed this soulless iron junk in super-powerful countryside farm machines. They went by the name Carioca.
“Ferruccio would show up in farmyards with his boneshakers in a loud ruckus, with hens and turkeys squawking, swine and sheep fleeing, and wouldn't leave till he had sold them. He'd even settle for two oxen or ten sheep or two horses. The Carioca bore the wording LAMBORGHINI in capital letters. Farmers were intrigued but also a bit frightened”.
My name is Cristina Guizzardi, I was born in Sant'Agata Bolognese, and that's precisely where my Club is located. Indeed, in those places where the sound of bells tolling mixes with the roaring of those high-speed cars which never cease to rouse emotions and make me feel all the pride of belonging to this land.
It is in memory of the years, in memory of that man, that in 2004 I decided to found the Lamborghini Club, for all Lamborghini fans – the young ones and the not so young ones.
Join us and share your passion, and retrace the history and vicissitudes of those legendary names which have always been part of the dreams of many of us, all over the world.
1st January, 2015
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