Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles in 1947. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth. Ferrari prepared, and successfully raced, various drivers in Alfa Romeo cars until 1938, when he was hired by Alfa Romeo to head their motor racing department. Ferrari is a name which is richly steeped in automotive history. Enzo Ferrari started building and selling automobiles rather reluctantly in 1947 mainly as a way to fund his racing team, which was mainly comprised of Alfa Romeo vehicles. With a long racing heritage and beautiful fluid designs, these production cars soon caught fire with racing fans and brought the marque the reputation of a distinguished automaker. Today, Ferrari continues to set the benchmark for automotive styling, engineering and dynamics. A Ferrari is often referred to as a work of art, a status symbol, and a piece of racing history. Lucas Auto Care maintains a staff of highly trained, highly experienced technicians who are all qualified to work on performance vehicles like Ferraris.