Built-in 1949 and inaugurated on May 7th, 1950, with the Modena Grand Prix reserved for Formula 2 cars and won by Alberto Ascari, the Old Modena Circuit was located in the city ( where he currently stands the Enzo Ferrari Park) center and was active mainly in the fifties and sixties, being used as an airport , test circuit.
The original Circuit was built close to the Via Emilia in a place that from 1910 housed an aircraft landing strip and an airship dock.
Rising including an airport inside and near the city center where they were many car workshops, the Old Modena Circuit was naturally subject to crowding problems (it was a test track, a Ferrari and Maserati test track, and was used by the neighboring military Barracks of the 6th Campale).
During its activity, the Circuit hosted twenty-two editions of the Modena Motorcycle Grand Prix, usually valid for the Italian Championship. This Grand Prix often took on considerable importance because it was the first event after the long winter break, attracting the interest of Case and pilots and enthusiasts.
Despite being widely used, the Aerautodromo revealed, however, structural problems both as regards the crowding of the plant, and because its construction was not functional to the racing cars of the late 60s.
At the time there was a city debate about the construction of a more suitable track in Marzaglia, in the outskirts of the city but, after long controversies, the project of a new track was suspended for many years.
This was the period in which the legendary Fiorano Circuit was born in Maranello; Enzo Ferrari, in fact, without a circuit on which to test his cars, decided to break the delay and build his own test track near the Ferrari factory.
In the 70s, the Modena Circuit ended its activity, but its closure did not succeed in extinguishing the Modenese people attitude to build powerful engines and fast cars so that, in 2012, a new plant was inaugurated in Marzaglia together with the new Enzo Ferrari Museum.
Today in place of the ancient Modenese Circuit there is a Public Park, which however still bears the marks of a glorious automotive past of racing and sports cars through the name with which it was inaugurated: we are talking about the Enzo Ferrari Park.