Prancing Horse

The Prancing Horse (Italian: Cavallino Rampante, lit. 'little prancing horse') is the symbol of Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari and its racing division Scuderia Ferrari. Originally, the symbol was used by World War I pilot Francesco Baracca on his airplane.

History

Baracca, his SPAD S.XIII and the coat of arms of the Baracca family.

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Enzo Ferrari was a racing driver for Alfa Romeo in the earlier decades of the twentieth century. Following one of his wins at the Targa Florio, he met Francesco Baracca's parents, who told him that their son used to paint a prancing horse on his airplane and suggested that if Ferrari painted the horse on his cars, he would have good luck.[1] Ferrari took their advice and started to use the black Prancing Horse on a yellow background (yellow being one of the colours of the city flag of his native Modena) as the official Ferrari logo.

Initially, all Scuderia Ferrari's cars were manufactured by Alfa Romeo, but after the foundation of Auto Avio Costruzioni (later known as "Ferrari"), Ferrari began to use his Ferrari cars.

Uses

The Prancing Horse is used as part of Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari logos, on tifosi's flags and as a Ferrari symbol.

References

  1. ^ Enzo Ferrari: Una leggenda a fumetti, Quattroruote comic book by Editoriale Domus.
1984 Belgian Grand Prix

The 1984 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 April 1984. It was race 3 of 16 in the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship. It was the 42nd Belgian Grand Prix, and the tenth and last to be held at Circuit Zolder. The race was held over 70 laps of the 4.26-kilometre (2.65 mi) circuit for a race distance of 298.3 kilometres (185.4 mi).

The race was won by Italian driver Michele Alboreto driving a Ferrari 126C4. It was Alboreto's third Grand Prix victory and his first since joining Scuderia Ferrari for the 1984 season and became the first Italian to win for the Prancing Horse since Ludovico Scarfiotti won the 1966 Italian Grand Prix. Alboreto took a 42-second victory over British driver Derek Warwick driving a Renault RE50. It was Warwick's best ever Grand Prix result, improving on the third place he had achieved at the previous race in South Africa. Alboreto's French teammate René Arnoux was third.

With Alain Prost failing to finish, his lead in the world championship tightened to five points with Warwick moving into second place ahead of Niki Lauda.

2001 Australian Nations Cup Championship

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2001 Clarion Sandown 500

The 2001 Clarion Sandown 500 was an Australian motor race for Sports and Production Cars which drew its entries from those competing in the Australian Nations Cup Championship and Australian GT Production Car Championship. It was the first Sandown 500 held since the former touring car endurance race was revived for production cars.

The race, which was the 34th Sandown 500 endurance race was held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia over the weekend of 15 September 2001.

2002 Australian Nations Cup Championship

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2002 Bathurst 24 Hour

The 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour was an endurance motor race staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. The race, which was the first 24-hour event to be held at Mount Panorama, started at 4:00pm on 16 November and finished at 4:00pm on 17 November. It was the first 24 Hour race to be held in Australia since the 1954 Mount Druitt 24 Hours Road Race.

The race was open to several classes of GT and other production based cars and was intended as a showcase for the racing categories promoted by PROCAR, which included Nations Cup, GT Performance and GT Production. While there was much speculation about the highly popular V8 Brute Utes class also being eligible there was resistance to the idea and they ran short sprint races as a support category. Ten classes were announced, but only five classes attracted entries.

2002 Sandown 500

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The race, which was the 35th Sandown 500 endurance race was held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia over the weekend of 8 September 2002. It was won by Paul Stokell and Anthony Tratt driving a Lamborghini Diablo GTR.

Cavallino (magazine)

Cavallino Magazine is the "International Ferrari Magazine" for Ferrari enthusiasts based in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a bi-monthly publication that started with its first issue in 1978. Common articles found in Cavallino range from in-depth looks at various Ferraris, both race and street-legal, to profiles of popular personalities in the industry. The magazine has also featured articles on racing events such as 24 Hours of Le Mans.

From news articles to Ferrari reports, and everything in between, Cavallino, the journal of Ferrari history, is a prominent figure in the world of Ferrari literature. As described by the official Cavallino Magazine Online web page, "Cavallino is Italian for the Prancing Horse, the venerated symbol of Ferrari. And the word Cavallino, for the true enthusiast, embodies the very essence of Ferrari."

Cavallino is the sponsor of the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, an annual gathering of Ferrari enthusiasts in Palm Beach, Florida at The Breakers Resort. The event encompasses racing at the Palm Beach International Raceway, a grand driving tour, seminars, receptions, a Concorso di Eleganza, automotive art, and more. It is also the sponsor of the Classic Sports Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida.

Dark Horse (astronomy)

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Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer

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The BB was not officially imported into the United States by the Ferrari company, as Enzo Ferrari believed that emerging environmental and safety regulations and a 55 MPH national speed limit suggested the company's 8 cylinder cars would suffice in the US market. Instead, dealers in the United States contracted with independent third parties that made the necessary EPA and US DOT modifications such as the installation of catalytic converters, and many of them are now in the United States.

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Horseleap

Horseleap (Irish: Baile Átha an Urchair) is a town situated upon the Offaly, Westmeath county border in Ireland, along the R446, formerly the main Dublin to Galway road. The village itself possesses a church, primary school, a garden centre, a pub, and a petrol station. Horseleap dates back to the 12th century and is steeped in Uí Néill, Geoghegan history.

Iron Horse Bicycles

Iron Horse Bicycles was a manufacturer of bicycles, in Islandia, New York, United States from 1987 to 2009. Its logo was a prancing horse on a mustard-color crest similar to the Ferrari logo. Iron Horse sold racing bikes and mountain bikes, but mainly downhill, freeride, and all mountain.

Iron Horse riders included Dave Cullinan, Kim Sonier, Penny Davidson, Toby Henderson, Leigh Donovan, Pete Loncarevich and Sam Hill. Cullinan won the downhill world championship in 1992 and Sam Hill won the World Championships in 2007 and 2010.

Iron Horse filed for bankruptcy in early 2009. It owed US $5 million to creditors and patent holders. Dorel Industries acquired Iron Horse for US $5.2 million on 15 July 2009, having already acquired GT, Cannondale, Schwinn and Mongoose.

John Bowe (racing driver)

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Bowe is a multiple Australian Champion, having twice won the Australian Drivers' Championship during the Formula Mondial era and the Australian Sports Car Championship, before winning the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1995. He has also won the prestigious Bathurst 1000 touring car endurance race twice, in 1989 and 1994. Both wins were as co-driver with longtime friend and teammate Dick Johnson driving for iconic Ford team Dick Johnson Racing.

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Rudiobus

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