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Another Of The Old Guard Passes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

Above in Image: Ener Vecchi, 4th from left, helps the Maestro Juan Manuel Fangio at Reims in 1956. Ener Vecchi, one of the historic Ferrari mechanics, passed away on March 14 (?), 2014, at age 93. When his regular schooling was interrupted by WW2, Vecchi went to Sicilia for the military service, and became mechanic for the Italian air force, until the end of the hostilities. Back home to Emilia, and strong of his experience in the military, Vecchi had little trouble getting a job as an apprentice at Auto Avio Costruzioni on September 18, 1945, the company run by Enzo Ferrari in Maranello, which made machine tools such as broaching machines. The passion of the racing cars having never left the latter, so when he decided to start making cars, Vecchi was among the first mechanics of his...

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