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From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI CENTENNIAL GATHERING WINS
INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC MOTORING ‘TOUR OF THE YEAR’ AWARD.
 

- Maserati Centennial Gathering ‘Modena to Turin’ tour voted Tour of the Year by panel of motoring experts

- The annual awards show celebrates global historic motoring accomplishments

- The awards ceremony was hosted by renowned motoring personality, Tiff Needell

24 November 2014 – Luxury Italian automotive manufacturer, Maserati, was honoured with the prestigious Tour of the Year Award at the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards at a ceremony in London last week. The iconic Italian marque won the prize for its Centennial Gathering, a three-day tour which took place in Italy from the 18th to 20th September.

The International Historic Motoring Awards is in its fourth year of celebrating the skills and achievements of the worldwide historic motoring industry. After being nominated by classic car enthusiasts around the world, an international judging panel of experts including racing drivers Derek Bell and Jochen Mass, Horst Brüning (President of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) and Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen (former Chairman of Bentley), announced Maserati as the winner of the award.

 

Maserati Centennial International Gathering

Peter Denton and Tiff Needell
 

The winning Maserati Centennial Gathering involved a unique three-day ‘Modena to Turin’ tour bringing together a spectacular array of over 200 cars and 500 collectors from all over the globe.

The tour started in Maserati’s spiritual home of Bologna with a visit to the Fountain of Neptune; where the inspiration for the iconic Trident badge came from. The celebrations saw a unique collection of the most significant cars of the last 100 years and finished in the Maserati factory in Turin where the luxury Italian manufacturer’s latest models, the Ghibli and Quattroporte, are built.

The International Historic Motoring Awards includes 14 categories and is held in association with Octane magazine and private bank EFG International. The awards ceremony was hosted by racing driver, journalist and television presenter Tiff Needell in London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The Maserati Centennial Gathering was selected over nominees including ‘Bentley Drivers Club, Europe by Bentley’, ‘The Grand Tour‘, ‘The Scottish Malts Reliability Trial and Classic Car Tour’ and ‘ASC Ein- und Zwei-Zylinder-Kriterium’.

Peter Denton, Region Manager, Maserati North Europe, said: “We are very proud to receive the Tour of the Year Award for the Maserati Centennial Gathering. This year, Maserati is celebrating 100 years in the engineering and luxury car industry, and we are delighted to be recognised, through the International Historic Motoring Awards, at this significant milestone for Maserati.”

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati

Speaking personally, I think the award should have gone to the many Maseratisti who took part in the event, having brought along their classics at great expense. Without them there would not have been a successful event !!!

 
 
 
 
 
From Edwin in the UK
 
THE MASERATI CLUB UK STAND
AT THE LANCASHIRE INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 2014
 

The Maserati Club UK stand, organised by Edwin Faulkner, celebrated 100 Years of Maserati's history with a spectacular display of Maserati road and race cars, including two motorcycles:

  1. 5000 GT by Allemano
  2. Mistral Spyder
  3. Merak SS
  4. Tipo 4CS
  5. Tipo 250F
  6. Tipo 300S
  7. Tipo 200S
  8. 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
  9. Indy
10. Kyalami
11. Mexico
12. Sebring 2a serie
13. Khamsin
14. Quattroporte I - 2a serie
15. 3500 GT
16. New Ghibli provided by Graypaul Maserati
17. New GranTurismo provided by Graypaul Maserati
18. New Quattroporte provided by Graypaul Maserati
19. New Ghibli provided by Graypaul Maserati
19. Tipo L/160/T4 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle
20. Tipo L/125/T2 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle

The Maserati Club UK stand, thanks to the generosity of Club member David Daw and Event Exhibition and Design Limited, were able to put on a most magnificent display. Thousands of classic car enthusiasts came to view the breathtaking presentation, and accordingly the display was awarded the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards for “Best Large Club Stand” and the 5000GT by Allemano took the “Best car In Show” award.

Bringing us right up to date, the Club were also able to display the latest range of Maseratis thanks to Graypaul Maserati Birmingham.

Owning a Maserati can be a source of great pleasure and spending time in the company of fellow enthusiasts and owners is the best way to not only share this common interest, but more importantly learn more about the best way to maintain your Maserati.

Joining your local Maserati Club is the best way to meet new friends and share your passion.

Details on joining the Maserati Club UK may be found on their informative website at www.maseraticlub.co.uk.

 

Maserati Tipo 250F

 
 

Maserati Tipo 200S

 
 

 

 
 

Maserati Tipo 4CS

Maserati Tipo 300S
 

This Maserati Quattroporte I - 2a serie ...

...won the NEC show’s car of the show award back in 2007
 

Maserati 3600 GT

Maserati Mexico
 

 

 
 

Maserati Tipo 4CS

Maserati Sebring 2a serie
 

Maserati Indy

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
 

Maserati Sebring 2a serie

Maserati Khamsin
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Maserati Kyalami

Maserati Mistral Spyder
 

Maserati Quattroporte I - 2a serie

Maserati Merak SS
 

 

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
 

3500 GT Vignale Spyder

3500 GT Vignale Spyder
 

3500 GT Vignale Spyder

3500 GT Vignale Spyder
 

Tipo L/160/T4 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle

Tipo L/125/T2 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle
 

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
winner of the “Best car In Show” award
 
 
 
 
 
From Mark in Australia
 
MASERATI GHIBLI GT
 

"Hi Enrico,

I have been wanting to do this for ages but never got around to it.

First I would like to say that your web page is fantasic. I've learnt so much about my GT since I've found your page. Really helpful.

I bought my Ghibli two years ago now in Perth, West Australia. It's a right hand drive 1997, Ghibli GT imported from the UK about 5 years ago. I'm just loving it. Fantastic car !

I would have liked a manual but there's not many Ghiblis in Australia and this automatic is in pristine condition.

If anybody could tell me a little more about its history in the UK ( #ZAM336B00*00400136* ), I would really appreciate it.

Once again thanks for your great site.

I now live in the north of west Australia in a town called Derby where my wife and I have a Cafe (pic). The nearest next town is 220 kms away with nothing but bush in between.

The average temperature up here is around 30°-35°C with many days above 40°C. I was a bit worried about the heat for the Ghibli. No problem. I even drove it from Perth To Derby in the middle of summer in 2 days (2,400km). Never had an over heating issue. I do the Broome - Derby trip at least once a week. Goes like a dream.

Here are the details for your registry. Have included some pics.

Kindest regards,

Mark - Ghibli GT, 1997 - jilagallery@bigpond.com.

 

Mark's Ghibli GT outside the Jila Gallery Cafe !

Finished in Blu Sera metallizzato with a beige leather interior !
 

The luxurious interior of the Ghibli GT

Arguably the neatest dashboard/centre console design of any Maserati
 

2.8-litre twin turbocharged power unit producing 284 bhp @ 6000 rpm

The identification plate of #ZAM336B00*00400136*
 
 
 
 
 
From Dimitriy in Russia
 
MASERATI CLUB RUSSIA
 

Summing up the results of our first event, coinciding with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of MASERATI, I would first like to say thank you to all those who helped and participated actively in the preparation and conduct !

Special thanks to the MASERATI Moscow, the ARSENAL Wine Company, the Retro Auto Museum, Professor Nikita Yevgenyevich Rozanov Phd and Paul Zubrinovu who helped stage this event.

Professor Rozanov Nikita Evgenievich, head of the Transport Design Dept. at the Moscow State Art and Industrial academy of S.G. Stroganov, gave an excellent talk with the theme “Phenomenon of the Italian automobile industry”. P.S. Unfortunately, any, even the most wonderful events - must end at some time ..... and ours was no exception.

We jumped on the bandwagon of the holiday and had time to congratulate the MASERATI company for this wonderful event. The story continues and accomplishes, and it's safe to say that ahead of us all, we await new festivals and interesting projects with the participation of the automotive marque.

Friends, our Club doors are open to everyone. Follow the news and come and join us at our events.

Photos from the event:

Dee Troy

Supercars of Moscow - http://www.supercarsofmoscow.ru/2014-Maserati-Club.html

Paul Cuneo - Supercars of Moscow - http://www.drive2.ru/b/1407361/

Denis Bushkovsky "By the way" - http://den-176.livejournal.com/

ZUBRINOV Brutality Magazin November 2014 (the leading event - Paul Zubrin) - http://zubrinov.ru/maserati-100-let

A video report on the evening news on LIFE NEWS - http://vk.com/video5478599_170471613

All photos and videos, in good quality, are available for our members via Dropbox. At the same time to inform you that the section of our website dedicated to the 100th anniversary of MASERATI, contains EXCLUSIVE slides that were taken at the event.

Maserati Club Russia - http://maseraticlubrussia.ru/.

 

The Maseratis of the members of the newly formed Maserati Club Russia outside the Retro Auto Museum
 

There's definitely a flavour of Maserati...

...in the air !!!
 

The Retro Auto Museum in Moscow

Celebrating 100 Yrear of Maserati !
 

Maserati models and Arsenal wines on display

ARSENAL red wine
 

Enthusiasts check out the engine bay of a Maserati Ghibli II

The proud owner chats about his Maserati to the reporter
 

Maserati Ghiblis and a Quattroporte

New Ghiblis meet an earlier Quattroporte IV
 

Walking around the Retro Auto Museum...

...and admiring the Maseratis on display
 

Dmitry Oktyabrsky, Museum Curator, being interviewed.

Professor Rozanov Nikita Evgenievich
 

 

 
 

Centennial artwork

Centennial artwork
 

Sempre Maserati !
 
 
 
 
 
From Maserati in Italy
 
INSIDE THE MASERATI ALFIERI CONCEPT
 
©Maserati

The Maserati Alfieri Concept
©Maserati

 
 
©Maserati

 
©Maserati

 
 
©Maserati

 
©Maserati

 
 
©Maserati

Aluminium horn button
©Maserati

Aluminium foot rest
 
©Maserati

Aluminium horn button
©Maserati

Aluminium foot rest
 
©Maserati

 
©Maserati

 
 
©Maserati

Neatly concealed safety belt lock
 
 
 
 
 
From Maserati in Italy
 
AUTO D'EPOCA - Fiera di Padova 2014
 

Maserati at the Auto e Moto d'Epoca show in Padua included a A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, Mistral Spyder and Bora.

The Auto e Moto d’Epoca show, Europe and Italy’s biggest exhibition of classic and contemporary cars and motorbikes, opened in Padua on the 23 October and was open to the public until Sunday 26 October.

The Maserati stand in Hall 1 at Padua fair district displayed three classic Maserati cars of particularly high historical value: one of only four A6GCS/53 Berlinetta cars built, dating from 1954; an elegant 1964 Mistral Spyder with coachwork by Frua and a 1971 Bora, its lines as bold and emphatic as the wind from which it takes its name. As well as the three exclusive classic Maseratis, the stand is also exhibiting a Ghibli S Q4, the contemporary executive saloon with a sporty personality, equipped with the “Q4” all-wheel drive system.

The “Maserati Classiche” department, which has curated the brand’s participation at the show, is an in-house entity entirely dedicated to classic Maserati cars and the promotion of the company’s immense historic heritage.

This exclusive selection of cars, with its combination of past and present, is Maserati’s way of marking the Centenary of its foundation. In 2014, as well as celebrating its 100 years in business, the company has also looked to the future by setting a new record, with sales of approximately 26,500 cars worldwide during the first nine months of the year.

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati.

 

The Maserati stand at Auto d'Epoca Padova

The Maserati stand at Auto d'Epoca Padova
 

Maserati Mistral Spyder with coachwork by Frua
 

Maserati Bora

Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina
 

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 on display

The highly acclaimed Maserati Ghibli S Q4
 
 
 
 
 
From Werner in Germany
 
CASUAL MASERATI MEETING IN FRANKFURT
 

"Dear Enrico,

Unfortunately, I find only today the time to write a few lines about our Maserati event in Frankfurt.

In Germany, there was no meeting on the occasion of the 100 anniversary.

Therefore, we have organized with some enthusiasts in the short term a casual meeting in the Klassikstadt at Frankfurt.

Unfortunately, the support of Maserati was a bit poor, but overall more than 70 Maseratis from all eras appeared that Sunday in September in Frankfurt.

Guest of honour was Michael Bartels, who let it not take to appear personally and bring his world champion MC12.

Here are some pictures from Frankfurt.

Regards Werner."

 

The casual atmosphere of the Frankfurt Meeting...

...with over 70 Maserati from all eras
 

 

 
 

The FIA GT Championship winning Maserati MC12

The FIA GT Championship winning Maserati MC12
 

Spyder, Quattroporte III and IV
 

Happy and contented, and so they should be !!!
Meet organisers Michael (left) and Werner (right).
 

Maserati Spyders

Maserati Coupes
 

Track car: Racing, 2 24v., 222 SR or 222 4v. ???
difficult to identify from this angle !

Ghibli Primatist
 
 

From 3500 GT to GranTurismo

GranTurismo meets Coupe
 

GranSport Coupe

Ghibli Spyder and Coupe
 

Sebring 1a serie

Sebring 1a and 2a serie
 

Spyder and 3200 GTs

3200 GTs
 

 

Michael Bartels autographing a Maserati
 
 
 
 
 
From John in the UK
 
MASERATI INTERNATIONAL CENTENNIAL GATHERING
 

"Hi Henry,

Just thought I'd drop you a line with a few images from the travels of two Ghibli Cups and a GranTurismo from the UK living the life and returning back to base on a Centennial Tour to Modena and Turin.

Regards,

John."

 

Two Ghibli Cups at a hotel in France, near Reims.

A Biturbo at a classic car meeting at the old Reims race circuit.
 

Maserati Ghibli Cup from the UK
outside the Museo Casa Ferrari in Modena

 

 
 

 

 

Maserati Ghibli Cup from the UK
outside the Museo Casa Ferrari in Modena
 

Two Ghibli Cups and a GranTurismo...

...The "Dynamic Trio"
 

 

 
 

 

Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spyder
 

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato
 

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato

 

 
 

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato
 

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato
 

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato

Maserati V4 Sport Zagato
 

Maserati Ghibli Coupe

Maserati Ghibli Coupe
 

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
 

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato
 

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato
 

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato
 

Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Zagato

 
 

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
 

Maserati A6 1500 Pinin Farina

Maserati A6 1500 Pinin Farina
 

Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Vignale Prototype

Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Vignale Prototype
 

Maserati 150 GT Spyder with coachwork by Fantuzzi

Maserati 150 GT Spyder with coachwork by Fantuzzi
 

Maserati 5000GT "Shah of Persia"...

...with coachwork by Touring
 

Maserati 5000GT "Shah of Persia"...

...with coachwork by Touring
 

Maserati 5000GT "Shah of Persia"...

...with coachwork by Touring
 

A visit to the Giuseppe Candini Workshop
 

A quick visit to the view the Panini Collection

Maserati A6G 2000 by Allemano
 

 

 
 
Maseratis arriving and parking in the Piazza Grande, Modena
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
Maseratis not participating in the Concours were on display in Via Roma, Turin, whilst followers of the event parked wherever they could find a space !
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
Maseratis arriving and parking in the Piazza San Carlo, Turin.

Unfortunately for John and other Maseratisti who may have made the long trip to Turin to view the concours, non-participants were not allowed insde the concours area. For this reason he was unable to take any close-up photos.

Let's hope things change for the Bicentennial Gathering !!!
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

My grateful thanks to John for sharing these photos with us.

 
 
 
 

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