Under the skin of Ferrari

by Helen Hooker January. 05, 2018 3148 views
The first car design to feature the Ferrari prancing horse on its badge

The first car design to feature the Ferrari prancing horse on its badge

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As most of you will know, I love anything to do with cars so the Design Museum's latest exhibition was right up my street. Kevin and I went there today to see 'Ferrari: Under the skin', an exhibition all about Enzo Ferrari and his iconic cars. The exhibition took us from Ferrari's first designs through to the present day and the brand's efforts to introduce hybrid technologies into their cars. Interestingly, because Enzo Ferrari previously worked for Alfa Romeo he had an agreement which prevented him from using his name when he first went solo - it was his second design which eventually took on the Ferrari name.

The wooden former at the bottom of this picture would have been used to shape the bodywork of the Ferrari above

The wooden former at the bottom of this picture would have been used to shape the bodywork of the Ferrari above

As we walked around I took photos of whatever attracted my eye. With so much to see there were lots of distracting backgrounds to try and avoid and I found a number of my photos worked better in monochrome to minimise these.

Surely this must be one of the prettiest Ferrari designs....

Surely this must be one of the prettiest Ferrari designs....

Sammy Davis Jr and Miles Davis were both Ferrari owners, pictured here at a Ferrari dealership with an order form for one of their cars

Sammy Davis Jr and Miles Davis were both Ferrari owners, pictured here at a Ferrari dealership with an order form for one of their cars

If you're in London and fancy seeing the exhibition before it ends in April I can thoroughly recommend it.

This beautiful car was raced at Goodwood by none other than Stirling Moss

This beautiful car was raced at Goodwood by none other than Stirling Moss

I couldn't visit the Design Museum without photographing its clean architectural lines again. I spotted this lone visitor and managed to include him in my composition by leaning round a corner on the stairs!

I couldn't visit the Design Museum without photographing its clean architectural lines again. I spotted this lone visitor and managed to include him in my composition by leaning round a corner on the stairs!

5 January 2018

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

#7 - that's what I call a perfect picture!
#9 - made my day as a "Museum/exhibition professional"

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Helen Hooker Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you Sigrid! What does your museum job entail?

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Helen Hooker 1 year, 8 months ago

It
includes since the late 80th a wide range from planning, curating, designing,
writing and guiding visitors. Since almost 20 years I'm a specialist for
writing texts for people with special needs ("easy to read" for
people with problems to read/understand texts, audio description/guides for
visual impaired people, texts for translation in sign language and of course
worksheets for teacher and pupils as well as proof reading texts written by
colleagues).

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Beautiful makes me dream

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you Peter!

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