Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Los Angeles/Paris
Ferrari Life Posts: 504
Monza, 37 years ago...
In the current (September) issue of Classic & Sports Cars, there is a special section celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ferrari. Included in the collection of photos is one of Enzo taken in the paddock at Monza during practice for the Italian Grand Prix of 1970. I thought there was something vaguely familiar about the scene when I suddenly recalled that was the day, the time and the place I met Enzo Ferrari. We were both milling about the paddock where I was watching the comings and goings of Surtees (by that time a F1 car builder and entrant), Jo Bonnier and others after a quick hello to Franco Lini who was the Ferrari F1 team manager at the time. Ferrari was watching me, seemingly as an invitation to speak, so I did. We were joined by Juan Fangio and I enjoyed this encounter with two of racing's great figures in such a setting.
That same day, Jochen Rindt had his fatal accident on the track. The following day, Clay Reggazoni won the grand prix for Ferrari.