Kuala Lumpur: HOLLYWOOD is known long to have a conventional relationship with cars and when it comes to Ferrari, the red shine of this Ferrari car goes perfectly with the red carpet paparazzi of Hollywood.
To showcase the glory of Ferrari's past with the Hollywood. The Italian carmaker has unveiled a unique exhibition titled “Red Carpet” at the Modena’s Enzo Ferrari Museum.
The exhibition is being held to celebrate the birthday of Mr. Enzo Ferrari, the founder of this fine Italian sports marque. The event that is going to hold at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena is titled as “Red Carpet” which clearly indicates that the cars showcased will have some connection with the silver screen of Hollywood or even beyond it.
Ferrari's connection with Hollywood is very old, if we talk about the 1966 flick “The Love Bug”, you can see the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta cruising around. The roaring Cabrio in the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” was none other than the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder and the list goes on from the past to the exclusive upcoming movie “Ferrari” with Christian Bale playing Enzo Ferrari.
Thus to sum up this huge glory, the carmaker has put up this exhibition that will bring together the models used on the silver screens along with the clips of those cars in action. Hence, the company is calling it a sort of homage featuring the famous Magnum P.I. 308 GTSs to the Miami Vice Testarossa. From the 512S cars used in Le Mans to the 375 America driven by Sofia Loren in sizzling movie “Boy on a Dolphin”.
To start with the veterans of the classic Hollywood, we call Paul Newman – a hardcore Ferrari fan who even competed for the roaring NASCAR race “24 Hours of Daytona” in his 365 GTB4.
Talking about the classics we call next the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen who owned a big lot of Ferraris, which are now valued as vintage cars with a celebrity name associated with it.
The women were not behind in the Ferrari race too, the blonde beauty Marilyn Monroe had a secret affair with Ferraris. The white 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina that is going to feature in the Red Carpet exhibition was one of her favourites.
Apart from these Peter Sellers, Nicholas Cage, Paris Hilton have also been spotted under the charm of this Prancing horse.
Ferrari has put up its best team to make the upcoming exhibition “Red Carpet” more realistic and artistic. For instance, the carmaker has showcased the F430 Schumacher voiced in Cars with its big cartoon eyes.
To symbolise the Maranello cars used in disguise across various screens, the event has picked up the rarely built ferrari Thomassima, designed by Tom Mead on powertrain of 250 GT.
Also to showcase the cause of Ferraris existence, the Ferrari F1 car is presented with its close connection with movies like Le Mans, Grand Prix and the most recent 2013 flick Rush.