Over the years few people have had the opportunity to visit the Ferrari factory and see these great sports and racing cars made. Among those who have done so are Rudy Mailander, Karl Ludvigsen and Edward Eves. Starting in the early 1950s and through the 1970s their photography provides an unique record of the way this famous Italian company makes its cars. Their unpublished photos from the Ludvigsen Library are a feast for Ferrari fanatics, taking them behind the scenes of the foundry, machine shops, engine assembly and testing and car assembly lines at Ferrari. Included as well are rare photos of the racing department and the magnificent Ferrari sports and racing cars under construction. Commentary by Karl Ludvigsen provides insights into the creation of these legendary cars, including his own run-in with Enzo Ferrari when he took a photograph too far.
About the Author
Karl Ludvigsen is respected as a close and knowledgeable observer of, and participant in, the world motor industry. In addition to his industry activities as an executive with GM, Fiat and Ford and head of a consulting company, he has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some five dozen books to his credit, all concerning cars and the motor industry, his life-long passion. Many have been garlanded for their high standard of writing and research. An American, he lives in the UK, in Suffolk.