Ferrari the garagiste
In the late fifties and early sixties, as the likes of Cooper and Lotus began to win and overshadow his Formula One cars, Enzo Ferrari spoke insultingly of the garagistes - those independent teams who operated out of tiny lock-ups and went Grand Prix racing by bolting proprietary parts together.
Given their lack of pedigree, they had no right, complained the Commendatore regularly, to race against Formula One's grandees. As motor manufacturer, albeit one with limited manufacturing capacity, Ferrari (the man) felt fervently that Ferrari (the marque) belonged right up there with the likes of Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and, later, Renault. These 'names' were, of course, producing road cars in addition to gracing grids with wholly-built racing cars.
The garagistes, though, bought fire pump engines from Coventry-Climax or converted Ford OHVs, hustled transmissions from ZF or Hewland (or, worse, snapped up Citroen transaxles at breakers' yards), borrowed brakes from Girling or Lockheed (whoever was the cheaper), welded or bolted the lot to rudimentary bent-pipe space frame chassis and suspension arms, and then beat the stuffing out of the grandees.