MOTOR VALLEY FEST. All photos by Erica Firpo.
The land of fast cars and great food
There’s something about Modena. Parmigiano, Prosciutto, Balsamico, Lambrusco, Tortelli, the list of culinary delights is never ending. And Modena itself is an amazing town – a UNESCO World Heritage site. But go for a spin around the neighborhood and into the countryside and it’s all about the cars – Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini.
Welcome to Motor Valley, where the world’s best (and handcrafted) cars are made. Each year, Modena hosts the Motor Valley Fest, which is an incredible time to find out makes Modena and Emilia-Romagna the fulcrum of culture, innovation, and food.
Italy’s Motor Valley is the nexus of creativity on the road and off, and on the road and off, and every year the Motor Valley Fest showcases its patrons’ newest head-turning innovations. Join Erica with superstar guests chef Massimo Bottura, Energica creator Livia Cevolini, Horacio Pagani, Maserati’s Francesco Tonon and Dallara CEO Andrea Pontremoli to find out what revs Motor Valley.
In this episode[01:40] Chef Massimo Bottura on creativity [8:13] Energica’s Livia Cevolini on fast, electric motorcycles [09:31] Supercar maker Horacio Pagani on inspiration [10:24] Maserati’s Francesco Tonon on innovation and risk-taking [13:20] Dallara CEO Andrea Pontremoli on Emilia Romagna and Italian DNA [18:06] GianPaolo Dallara’s legacy [24:17] Dallara Academy
Featured Guests and Sites
Motor Valley – the end all be all site for fast motors
Ferrari Museums in Modena and Maranello – yep, Enzo’s home
Pagani – I don’t even know if you’ll be able to get your foot in the door but try
Maserati Factory Tour – one of the most fabulous visits I’ve ever had
Massimo Bottura and Casa Maria Luigia – ’nuff said
Energica – very fast and sexy electric motorcycles
Dallara Academy – one of the coolest schools in the automotive world