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Vintage Profile: Maserati wins 1939 Indianapolis 500

Vintage Profile: Maserati wins 1939 Indianapolis 500

In 1938, Ernesto Maserati developed the Maserati 8CTF to compete with the likes of Mercedes and Auto Union on the European GP circuit. Although not particularly successful on the Continent, the car gained fame stateside with a historic victory at the Indianapolis 500. Michael Joseph Boyle (1881-1958) had been campaigning cars at Indy for more than […]

By May 24, 2015 Read More →
Maserati, Ferrari prototypes set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

Maserati, Ferrari prototypes set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

Two significant Italian sports-car prototypes, the first Maserati Ghibli Spyder and the original U.S.-spec Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, will be offered by RM Sotheby’s at its Monterey auction in August. The 1968 Ghibli is documented as the first Spyder built, with some key differences from production models. The convertible, with VIN 1001, features styling by […]

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

A groundbreaking 1950s Maserati sports racing car driven by some of the greatest names in motorsport history headlines Gooding & Company’s classic car auction in March at Amelia Island, Florida. The 1956 Maserati 200 SI, the first car built on the 200S chassis, has an illustrious competition history as a works development car and factory […]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →
2014 top stories: No. 9 — Mustang, Maserati and other anniversary celebrations

2014 top stories: No. 9 — Mustang, Maserati and other anniversary celebrations

Ford Mustang galloped into the consciousness of classic car enthusiasts throughout 2014 as the original pony car celebrated its 50th anniversary, and was featured as the centerpiece for many major events held coast-to-coast. The official birth date was proclaimed as April 17, 1964, which marked the sports coupe’s unveiling to wild acclaim at the New […]

By December 23, 2014 Read More →
Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati is being celebrated in grand style with a sweeping display of the historic marque’s most-significant automobiles at the spectacular Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. Dubbed “the greatest exhibition of Maserati cars ever staged anywhere in the world,” the show traces the history of Maserati through its […]

By June 23, 2014 Read More →
Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts a celebration day for the cars of Italy

Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts a celebration day for the cars of Italy

The 100th anniversary of Maserati and a tribute to everything Italian will be celebrated at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, August 15, including special benefits for drivers of all Italian cars. Maserati is the featured marque for the 2014 Motorsports Reunion, which will host an expected 550 […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →
1938 Maserati takes lap at Indy, honors in U.S. archive

1938 Maserati takes lap at Indy, honors in U.S. archive

Seventy-five years after Maserati’s historic victory in the Indianapolis 500, the 1939-winning Maserati 8CTF “Boyle Special” was back on the track for a roaring victory lap. Three-time Indy winner Johnny Rutherford was at the wheel of the sleek, cigar-shaped vintage race car for a parade lap before this year’s world-famous race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, […]

By May 27, 2014 Read More →