From an early age, Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) had an engineering background but was drawn towards motor-racing, joining Alfa Romeo as a driver in 1920. He established his own team, Scuderia Ferrari, in 1929 using Alfa Romeo cars. The prancing horse emblem that Ferrari used was copied – with permission – from the emblem of the Baracca family, whose son Francesco was a fighter ace in WW I and who died in 1918. In 1939, Ferrari founded Auto Avio Costruzioni and made his first car, but his name did not appear on a road-going car until 1947. Ferrari’s success in many fields of motorsport is legendary, with examples above showing the 1949 Le Mans winner, the Ferrari 166M and the 1952 Ferrari 500F2 in which Alberto Ascari won the F1 World Championship. Ferrari is still the only team to have competed every year in Formula One, since it began in 1950. Today, the Ferrari factory at Maranello continues to produce great “supercars” as well as maintaining its impressive racing traditions.