tractor factory

In the 1950s and early 1960s, Ferruccio Lamborghini owned a tractor factory. He was a sports car enthusiast who owned a number of high-performance cars, including a couple Ferrari vehicles with which he had frequent clutch problems. He went to see founder Enzo Ferrari about them, but when Enzo dismissed his complaint with something along the lines of, “What does a tractor maker know about super cars? Go back to your farm and leave the supercars to me.” Lamborghini was insulted. Irate, Lamborghini fixed the clutch issues himself and decided he could build a better vehicle than Ferrari, so he hired away some of their designers and in 1963 successfully premiered the Lamborghini 350GT – and an Italian supercar maker was born.