FRANCESCO BARACCA – The rampant horse

Francesco Baracca Lugo SpadIn 1923, few years after the end of the war, Francesco Baracca’s mother donated his emblem to Enzo Ferrari; the symbol, with a couple of modifications (the tail position and the background colour), appeared on the sport cars driven by Ferrari for Alfa Romeo and later the cars produced by Ferrari with the business he established after World War II. Today the emblem is still the symbol of the red cars.

Less known is the fact that also Ducati used the rampant horse (almost identical to the Ferrari one) on its motorbikes from 1956/57 to 1960/61. The emblem was chosen by the famous Ducati designer Fabio Taglioni, who was also from Lugo, like Baracca.

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