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Uploading now: Motorsport Images acquires the Maggi & Maggi collection

Photo: Ferrari 250 GTO from the Maggi & Maggi collection ©Motorsport Images

Great start to the week here from Motorsport Images who now have the Ferrari-full photo collection of Maggi & Maggi to license.

• The collection began in 1984 when Silvano Maggi started a project of photographing every Ferrari that had been produced for a weekly review in Italy that published comprehensive imagery of one production and one racing Ferrari every week. This project continued for years, covering many hundreds of Ferrari models. In the 1990s Silvano’s son Paolo cataloged all the images in a database that today houses close to 100,000 images and is one of the most comprehensive image libraries of Ferrari production cars anywhere in the world.

• Motorsport Images Managing Director James Claydon told PAN this morning: ‘Will will start uploading the the Maggi & Maggi collection this week and over the next few months as we edit and digitise more content’.

Paolo Maggi, Principal Maggi & Maggi said, “When Ercole Colombo introduced us to Motorsport Network with a view to them acquiring our image collection I was delighted and it reminded me of my father, the founder of the agency and backbone of our photographic studio. His passion for the red cars from Maranello gave me the bug also and over 35 years of meticulous work we have put together the largest archive on Ferrari production cars. It has allowed us to publish our images in newspapers around the world and gave us the satisfaction of seeing 3 encyclopedias with only our images was immense.

Now the collection sits in the most important motorsport network in the world and this will keep the name of Maggi and Maggi Archive alive forever. I thank my friend Ercole Colombo for this new adventure.”

James Allen, Motorsport Network President said, “The best just got better! We have worked diligently to hone the world’s largest and finest motorsport and automotive image archive and the addition of the Maggi & Maggi Collection adds depth and color to the coverage of Ferraris from the company’s over 70-year history. Clients will be able to access rich imagery of every Ferrari model and we will be able to leverage the collection across our growing Ferrari ecosystem.”

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