Who are we?
MotorStars was born from the passion of a group of friends, who have worked at Ferrari, Lamborghini and other prestigious racing divisions for years. Since the very beginning, our aim was to broaden the horizons of some old and new motor enthusiasts friends. We are now, after 15 years, the leading company in this sector, having forged direct contacts with the most famous car and motorcycle manufacturing industries in the world. Our experience now enables us to provide a wealth of knowledge that we would love to share with you. If you are looking for professionalism, technical expertise and friendliness, the MotorStars’ staff will make you feel like you are part of the team and ensure that you have an amazing and unforgettable experience!
MotorStars is located in Castelfranco Emilia, in a strategic position between Bologna and Modena, in the heart of the so called ‘Motor Valley’, not too far from the most prestigious motorcycle and car factories, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani and Ducati.
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati and Ducati stir the passion and soul in millions of fans all over the world with their high-powered cars and their roaring engines. They represent past, present and future in the motor sports field. Our mission is to offer exclusive car factory tours by revealing the beauty of these engines and designs, and to promote and spread news about events and activities organized by those companies, enhancing the so-called motor sport tourism for which Italy is so famous, especially in the area between Bologna and Modena.
Italian Car Factory Tours by MotorStars
We're pleased to introduce Francesco! Francesco has worked for some of the greatest and most successful superstars’ factories in the world (Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani) and this today gives him an amazing background in racing cars. After five years of Professional training school, Francesco received his "Technical Diploma" as mechanical expert and immediately started to work in a little F3 Racing Team. Three years later he moved to "Pagani" where he specialized in composites materials such as carbon fiber and then, always following his huge passion for cars, he moved to "Lamborghini" and eventually to "Ferrari". For Francesco, Ferrari, not only was a dream come true, but also a fantastic work experience. He manufactured hi-tech carbon-fiber components (especially F1 wings, M. Schumacher F1 steering-wheel) and made scale model cars for the Wind-tunnel (F1 prototypes, scale 1:3). That’s where he developed and improved his attention to detail, a skill that he now uses to this day with great effect. With ten years experience in racing cars, plus fifteen years of "MotorStars" tours, Francesco today has “engine oil running through is veins” as many of our guests would say. Visitors also appreciate his Italian warmth and friendly, professional service.
US astronaut guest of MotorStars
NASA astronaut Steve Smith is a veteran of four space flights covering 16 million miles and seven space walks totalling 49 hours and 25 minutes. Smith’s spacewalk time places him in the top five on the all-time American and World spacewalk duration lists. On Monday February 21st Steve and his son, both huge car enthusiasts, used MotorStars to do the tour to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani factories and museums. Following the tour all the Smith Family were especially invited by Ferrari and Maserati to spend another day visiting the Ferrari's and Maserati's production area in Maranello and Modena. Smith currently serves as the NASA International Space Station Program Liaison to the European Space Agency.