Franco Maria Ricci driving his Jaguar E-Type in Parma

Ugo Mulas1963

Labirinto della Masone

Labirinto della Masone

Racing cars have always been one of Franco Maria Ricci's greatest passions. In 1955 he received as a gift from his mother a Giulietta Spider Alfa Romeo, with whom he participated in numerous races. Ricci was a very good driver, but stopped racing after the death of his friend Eugenio Castellotti in a terrible accident during a test drive. The Jaguar E portrayed in this shot was purchased not for its speed, rather for its beauty: so beautiful that Franco Maria Ricci decided to place it at the entrance of his museum, since it was the first work of art to enter his collection.


  • Title: Franco Maria Ricci driving his Jaguar E-Type in Parma
  • Creator: Ugo Mulas
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Location Created: Parma, Italia
  • Type: Fotografia
  • Rights: Archivio Franco Maria Ricci

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