Last September the museum was honoured with a visit from one of Italy’s foremost auto designers Leonardo Fioravanti and his son, Luca. Leonardo designed many classic Ferraris while working for styling house Pininfarina and his visit to the museum was met with a gathering of Ferraris organised by SEFAC, the local owners club. Leonardo and Luca were highly impressed with the museum and have kept in touch since their visit.

After leaving Pininfarina, Leonardo founded his own design company – that is now run by Luca – which developed a strong presence in Japan, where a three-month show honouring his work was opened in March in Nagoya. “The spontaneous enthusiasm, interest and affection showed by the Japanese have been beyond any expectations, giving us the push and motivation for future initiatives,” said a proud Leonardo.

FMM congratulates Leonardo on such a notable tribute. MM