Yesterday, I was lucky enough to spend a whole day at Marcel Massini's house and dig into his unbelievable, really unbelievable amount of archive files. It is out of this world.
Honestly, I can not imagine that anybody (including the factory) has just a part of historical documentation of which Marcel has originals, documents, pictures, brain remembering and crossconquering proove of facts to individual drivers and cars history related to Ferrari.
Marcel showed me what the essence and starting centerpoint of his data build up is and how much work (over 40 years in the meantime) was involved and still ongoingly is to gather everything together crossing at a correct administratively and meticulous point.
Of course, that all is proved by an endless array of original documents, for which the ferrari factory would go to their knees to get it.....
Not to talk about all original coulour and leather examples from 50, 60, 70 years ago, yes, original...I smelled it. Not to mention the vast array of documents, which Marcel bought from well known collectors, dealers and friends over the years who brought together the knowledge of many hundred years of enthusiast experience finally in one persons competence.
You may have realized, that Marcel rarely writes here...as he spends many weeks abroad on auctions, as judge, reallocating and checking the most important collections worldwide.....understandingly...not only after what I have seen yesterday.
My deepest respect for what you have done, Marcel !