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Horn button on a Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

"This 100th page is dedicated to Dott. G.Stefanelli, Dott. M.Pedulli, Dott. D.Russo, Dott. L.Kaguia, Dott. F.Zacà and the entire medical staff at the Hesperia Hospital in Modena, who following the prompt action of Marcello Candini, saved my life on the 4th October 2004.


From Daniele in Italy

Ciao Enrico!

Spero che tu stia bene. E' stato un piacere averti incontrato al Memorial Turci.

E' stato un raduno molto piacevole e molto ben organizzato, grazie all'impegno di Davide Zaccarelli.

Ti spedisco alcune foto della mattina in pista.

Appuntamento al prossimo anno!

A presto,



Ciao Enrico!

I hope you are well. It was a pleasure to see you again at the Memorial Turci.

It was a very pleasant meeting and very well organised, thanks to the hard work of Davide Zaccarelli.

I am sending you a few photos of the morning at the race track.

A date for next year!

See you soon,



Leonardo gets a little help from Nonno!!

Daddy, I'm ready for the track now!

Daddy, this is no time for photographs!

Now that wasn't too bad Dad!!

That was great! Daddy, you've gone a very funny colour!

The Gualdrini Shamal

Joking aside, the track session was very well organised. Before the drivers went out they were briefed on the rules of the track by a Ferrari official. The Maseratis went out in groups according to their performance. First out was the Barchetta which had the track to itself. Then the Biturbos, then the 4-doors, then the Ghibli IIs, then the V8s, then the Coupes and Spyders and finally the classics that included Marcello and myself in his Vingale Spyder.

Every group did the first lap behind the Safety Car and I have to say not one driver overstepped the mark, All drove according to their ability and NOT one car spun or left the track. All in all it was a very fine experience. Congratulations to all concerned.


Three Shamals follow the Safety Car

It's the turn of the V8s!!

Shamal followed by the Quattroporte


Shamal followed by the Quattroporte

Quattroporte Ottocilindri and V8 'Evoluzione'


420 Si

Quattroporte V8 'Evoluzione'

Now it's the turn of the Coupes and Spyders




From Modena in Italy

Dear Maseratisti, The other weekend, I was fortunate enough to be in Italy at the same time as the staging of the 3rd Marco Turci Memorial Meeting. Unable to travel to Italy in my Ghibli MY95, I was invited by Marcello Candini to join him as passenger in his Spyder Vignale. The Meeting had been organised by Davide Zaccarelli, in conjunction with the Biturbo Club Italia, Scuderia Del Tridente and the Club Alfieri Maserati, to celebrate the life of Marco Turci who sadly lost his life at the wheel of his beloved Maserati 2.24v.

Welcome to Modena greets you on the A22 autostrada

The Meeting was based at Modena, Fiorano and Mirandola and was very well attended with participants coming from Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and of course, a 'pazzo' from England. In previous years the event had been a simple one day affair, however this year Davide staged an ambitious two day event which encompassed; a visit and guided tour of the Maserati factory, a display in the Piazza Grande - Modena's main square that encompassed a tour around the Palazzo Ducale - normally closed to the general public and lunch at the Ristorante Le Cardinal.

Click on the cover to view the excellent lunch

A hearty lunch was followed by a visit to the Panini Museum. Having visited the museum on many occasions and heard that Matteo was away and three of the cars were also 'missing', I passed on this one! The evening ended with a gala dinner back at the Ristorante Le Cardinal. Following dinner the presidents of the Biturbo Club Italia, Scuderia Del Tridente and Club Alfieri Maserati thanked those present and organiser Davide Zacarelli. Davide then gve a short speech explaining why he had organised the event and paid tribute to the memory of Marco Turci.

Click on the cover to view the gala dinner

The second day saw the group make their way to the exclusive Ferrari test cicuit at Fiorano where the event was given the rare privilege of track time. It coincided with the F1 Grand Prix in China, and needless to say most of the participants were delighted with the Ferrari win. I was lucky enough to be taken around the track in the Candini Spyder Vignale - a most enjoyable and exhilarating experience.

Sadly I was unable to join the group for the display at Mirandola and made my way home in my Hertz rental Renault Clio - a nice drive!

During my time at the Maserati showroom at Viale Ciro Menotti I took the opportunity of taking some photos of the Ferrari developed V8 engine which powers all of today's Maseratis.


The Maserati V8 engine and transaxle gearbox

Engine and clutch housing - side view

Engine and clutch housing - side view

Alternator and oil cooler

Intake manifold

Throttle body and secondary air valve

Inside the heart of the V8 engine

Pistons, valve-train and camshaft

Cylinder chambers

Exhaust manifold and Lambda sensor

Power steering pump and A/C compressor

Engine - front view

Clutch housing with clutch and flywheel

Gearbox and differential transaxle unit

Gearbox and differential transaxle unit

Gearbox and differential transaxle unit

Clutch hydraulics actuator (left-side centre)

Clutch hydraulic controls

Gearbox gearing
From Paul in Austria

"Hi Enrico,

I send you some photos from the 3rd Memorial "Marco Turci" in Modena last weekend.

47 Maseratis I've seen there on the first day. I was there with my 430 4V and the only driver from Austria.

Great meeting, good organised and a lot of nice people. The photos of the Tipo 63 'Birdcage' were made at the Panini Museum.

Maybe you can use some photos for your great Homepage.

Best regards,



Paul's 430 4v. at the Hotel Le Cardinal

The very underrated 430 4v. - A veritable 'Pocket Rocket!'

Tipo 63

Tipo 63

Tipo 63

Tipo 63

Tipo 63

Departure queue for timed interval section

The UK members are certainly enjoying themselves

Maseratis at the Hotel Le Cardinal

Maseratis at the Hotel Le Cardinal

Maseratis at the Hotel Le Cardinal

Maserati Ghibli in the Piazza Grande, Modena

Ghibli in the Piazza Grande, Modena

Maserati Ghibli from Germany

Antonio Scarpetta's Ghibli at the Hotel Le Cardinal

Coupe and 3200GT

Ghibli Cup

A Maserati Mexico from Germany

Maseratis in the Piazza Grande, Modena

Maseratis in front of Il Duomo, Modena

Maseratis in front of Il Duomo, Modena

Shamal + Shamal = 2 Shamals

A Shamal from Germany - Vive la difference!

A Vignale Spyder at the wedding!

Vignale Spyder at the Hotel Le Cardinal

Quattroporte IV from Germany

Paul's 430 4v leaving the factory multi-storey car park

Paul's 430 4v in the Piazza Grande, Modena


"Hi Enrico,

You are very fast.

Yes I enjoy the meeting. Next year we are going with 3 Maseratis to Modena. This year was only time for the first day of the meeting, but the next meeting I stay there the for the whole programme. Also unfortunately not at the track at Fiorano.

But no a problem because I have a little problem with my new back wheels. I take 225/50/16 on the back and now I feel very nasty in long curves by speed more than 140 km/h. the feeling in the as says that the back slips aut of curve - it doesn't do it - but if you feel it you automatically control your line and so your drive like drunken. I have to replace the back wheels with the original 205/50/16 soon as possible.

Food, yes, the fist dinner in the restaurant Cardinal was ok, if I can choose I don't go there for a second time but it was ok. At the evening I drive back to Vienna so I can't say anything about the gala dinner.

Best regards,


From the Fiorano Circuit

Marcello arrived at the hotel in good time early on the Sunday morning. We had to arrive at the Fiorano circuit by 08:30 as the session would start at 09:00. A mouth watering selection of open sandwiches, pastries and soft drinks were laid on for everyone. We were even greeted by an Italian gentleman sporting a Scottish kilt. I think his name was MacRossellini! When pressed by some present; he declined to disclose the full extent to which he had adopted the Scottish custom!

We waited our turn and sporting a crash helmet, loaned to me by Marcello, I took my place in the passenger seat and tightened my seat belt, or so I thought. It was only when I was out on track that I realised that far from tightening that seat belt, I had in fact loosened it. This made life slightly difficult for me on that first lap. There I was, camera in hand, ready to photograph the turns - it's not every day that you get the chance on this circuit! Foolishly I had been prepared for a leisurely cruise around the track, however, Marcello, being experienced in these matters, had other ideas! That first turn hit me like a ton of bricks. I was suddenly aware that my seat belt was 'quite loose'. Juggling with the camera in one hand, I grabbed the handle on the dashboard with the other. My greatest fear was that as I was grabbing the handle so tightly, I would pull it away from the dash.

We managed four laps during our session and returned unscathed to the paddock!


Engine and clutch housing - side view

Approaching Turn 1

Exiting Turn 1 and approaching Turn 2

Turn 3

Exiting Turn 3 and approaching Turn 4

Turn 4 and approaching Turn 5

Taking Turn 5

Approaching Turn 6

Approaching cross-over straight between Turn 6 and Turn 7

Turn 7

Turn 8

Approaching Turn 9

Taking Turn 9

Approaching Turn 10

Exiting Turn 10 and approaching Turn 11

Turn 11

Exiting Turn 11

Turn 12

Turn 13

Approaching Turn 14

Exiting Turn 14 under the cross-over bridge

Down the pit straight

The start of lap two, and my knuckles are already white!!
From Modena in Italy

"Dear Enrico,

We met last we met last week in Modena at the Marco Turci Memorial Maserati event, where I gave you a CD with some pictures of Klausenrennen, a cars race that took place last September in Switzerland.

From official site: (

"During the years from 1922 until 1934 the Klausen Race was by far the best known and the most difficult hill-climb race. No other hill-climb course has fascinated spectators and drivers as intensely as the 21.5 km long road, with a loose gravel surface, from Linthal up to the Klausen Pass , covering 136 curves and a difference in altitude of 1237 meters. During that time the world’s best female and male drivers met to compete on the Klausen Pass."

Since few years, cars and motorbikes from that decades runs again on the same roads, really fascinating.

Unfortunately this race take place only every 4 years.

Feel free to use the photos you most like, for your site.

Best regards,


P.S. In the CD I gave you there is the sub-directories/Maserati/4CM. I have later experienced that this car, yes, it is a 4CM, but it has been modified. Really beautiful, anyway."

"La 4CM delle foto è bellissima anche se probabilmente in condizioni non originali.
The 4CM in the photo is very beautiful, even if it is not in its original condition.

Prima della partenza ho parlato con l'attuale proprietario e pilota. È uno svizzero, che mi ha raccontato di averla eriditata da suo padre, che molti anni fa ha comprato per solo 150CHF (oggi equivalenti a meno di 100euro, quindi immagino si tratti di molti anni fà) da un nobile piemontese dopo una gara "finita male" al Passo del Maloia (la strada che dall'Italia porta a S.Moritz). Non mi ha raccontato in che condizioni era la macchina all'epoca.
Before the start I chatted with the owner/driver. He is Swiss, and he told me that he had inherited it from his father, who had bought the car a long time ago for only 150 Swiss Francs,less that 100 Euro today, so you can imagine it was many years ago, from a nobleman from Piemonte after a race "that had finished badly" at the Maloja Pass (the road that takes you from Italy to St. Moritz). He didn't tell me the condition the classic race car was in at that time.

Infatti il felice proprietario mi ha anche detto, che la stessa vettura era arrivata 3a alla Klausenrennen del 1934.
In fact the happy owner also told me, that the same car came 3rd at the Klausenrennen in 1934."

"Hi Ken,

I trust all is well.

I am hoping you can help me. My friend Aldo in Switzerland has sent me some photos of a very unusual looking car which he says is a 1934 Maserati 4CM. He took the photos a the Klausenrennen Memorial this year.

The car was driven by a Franz Messerli and was listed in the programme as a 1932 Maserati 4CM with and engine capacity of 1379cc.


"Hi Henry,

The car certainly looks as if it is a 4CM. It has Tecnauto independent front suspension, just like mine! Pre-war adverts for Tecnauto in Italian car magazines often featured a 4CS fitted with this IFS, I wonder if it is the same car? I have no record of its chassis number and the conversion was probably done some time after the car left the factory. The rear axle looks identical to my 4CS too - the same axles were fitted to both the single seaters and the 11 sports versions. The radiator badge looks very home-made though. It is certainly not a genuine factory offering. The engine capacity is not standard, so it has either been quoted wrongly , which is not that uncommon, or someone has had a major blow-up and either seriously over-bored an 1100cc engine, or perhaps fitted an 1100cc crank in a 1500cc block, which would give a very odd capacity. I can't do the maths in my head, but will consider the possible permutations and get back to you. I will also sort through my files and email the advert if I can.


Some more thoughts! A 'composite' engine with 1100cc block (65mm bore) and a 1500 cc crank (100mm stroke) would give roughly 1330cc. a plus 50 thou overbore would almost give 1379cc. I worked out the figures very roughly, perhaps you would like to do the maths more carefully! Using a 1500 cc block (69mm bore) and an 1100 crank (100mm stroke) would give another interesting series of engine sizes too.

More comments. The steering assembly and all the steering ball joints look to be genuine Maserati design, but the instrument panel is not laid out to the traditional factory design. The rev counter would not be as fitted by the factory, but owners have been known to re-arrange dash layouts in the past. The steering wheel is not Maserati, but neither are the wheels in most of the Maseratis racing in VSCC events, the original is an ugly Fiat wheel and very few cars still have them - mine has a Bugatti wheel!

I have copied the Tecnauto advert from page 39 of L'Auto Italiana, dated 30 Oct 37. This ad appeared many times over the years. The Maserati badge has been obscured, but in the magazine itself it was just possible to detect the rather rough re-touching to obscure it. The grille has been changed as well, probably because fitting the new IFS required a new shell anyway.

It is an interesting car, what a pity the photographer didn't get a shot of the chassis plate screwed to the dash originally, or of the engine itself. That would have told us a lot more, but even the little we have suggests that it really might be what it claims to be.



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