When A Fired Ferrari Engineer Made A Le Mans Winning Car
When Ferrari's chief engineer was fired from the company, he along with others decided to make a machine that would beat Maranello at their own game.
After enjoying a successful career developing and designing some of the most successful Ferrari cars such as the Ferrari 250 TR, Ferrari 250 GT SWB and the Ferrari 250 GTO, Giotto Bizzarini was fired from Ferrari during the great walkout. He, alongside the other ousted Ferrari engineers immediately started ATS – Automobili Tourismo e Sport which would go head-on with Enzo’s firm in Formula 1 and GT sports car racing. The resulting car that came out to compete with Maranello was this Chevrolet V8-powered Bizzarrini A3/C No.0222, which would go on to win in its class at the 1965 24 hours of Le Mans. This video by PETROLICIOUS brings out that very car which is currently under the care of noted car collector and enthusiast Bruce Meyer, who loves to tell a great car’s story as much as he loves driving them.