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So if you have any news about Maseratis or have anything owners and enthusiasts should know, send details to maserati123@btopenworld.com


Hoen button on a Maserati A6G/2000 Frua Spyder
 
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
 
 
 
From South Africa, Sept 8 (Reuters)


"MAFIKENG - A South African became the world's fastest blind driver on Thursday after driving across a remote airstrip at 269 kph (167 mph).

Blind since birth, 33-year-old Hein Wagner of Cape Town had a sighted navigator for his record attempt. After crossing the airfield, he told reporters he wanted to do it again but was considering piloting an aircraft for his next record attempt.

"I'm very happy," said Wagner, whose drive in a Maserati V8 GranSport, supplied by Viglietti Motors of Cape Town, was monitored by motoring organisation Motorsport SA and filmed for the Guinness Book of World Records.

The drive, on an airstrip near South Africa's border with Botswana, was aimed at increasing public awareness of problems facing blind people and raising money for a national charity for the blind.

The previous record, set by a blind British bank manager, was 233 kph (145 mph).

"I drove it with no insurance. No one wanted to give any to us," Wagner told national news agency SAPA.

 
 
 
 
From L'Idraulico Pazzo in the UK


"Greetings Enrico.

Total content of camera, before battery went flat, any use to you?

Regards,

L'Idraulico Pazzo."

 

Maserati Club member's cars
 

Serious Maserati discussion!

Tre Maseratisti
 

Maserati 250F

Maserati 250F
 

Maserati V12 engine in a 250F

Maserati 8CM #3009
 

Maserati 300S sports racer

A 1961 and a 1962 Matchless G50
 

The Bentley Teams

Engine of the Maserati 4CL
 

1959 OSCA FJ 1100

1930 Morgan Super Aero
 

1929 Morgan Super Aero

 
 

3 litre 8-cyl in-line engine of the Tipo 8CM

Team 'MGKs'
 

1934 MG K Magnette

1933 MG K2
 

Maserati 50cc motorcycle

Engine of the Tec-Mec 250F
 

1953 Moto Guzzi 350cc racer

1932 Alfa Romeo P3
 
 
 
 
From Leonardo - 'Un Piccolo Maseratista' in Italy


"Ciao Enrico,

I'm having great fun in daddy's Maserati while he's not looking!

Leonardo."

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Patrice in France


"Hi Enrico,

The Maserati dealer of the Provence area was opened in August just like every year.

In case of a problem with your Maserati, this guy will come to you with his own car to help you!

Best regards,

Patrice."

 
 
 
 
 
The VSCC 'See Red' Meet at Donington, UK


Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend this prestigeous event. I say fortunate because being there enabled me to view a spectacular colection of classic Maserati racing cars that included what has to have been one of the largest gatherings of 250Fs ever seen in the UK, 24 in total.

Maserati was the featured marque at SeeRed this weekend, the main feature being a special invitation race dedicated to these great racing cars.

The glorious 250F Grand Prix car dominated the entry for the Pre-61 Maserati race, the model built between 1954-59 being more common than any other. The rest of the field was made up of cars from the pre-war era.

The 250F is the definitive front-engined post-war Grand Prix car and was made eligible for the VSCC as early as 1966 when the youngest models were just seven years old! With the oldest now over 50, they made a striking comparison with the latest Formula One Ferraris demonstrated over the weekend.

A special display was created in the Paddock Suite and www.Roadmap.com Maserati marquee. On display in the Paddock Suite were the stunning 1929 16-cylinder car rebuilt by Anthony Hartley, the 1926 Type 26 of Roland Duce, Julian Majzub's 1931 Type 26M, a Tipo 61 'Birdcage', a Tipo 150S, and of course the Tipo 250F which was represented by a Camron Millar CM9.

Cameron Millar's widow Tikie presented a special prize to the highest placed 250F in the Flockhart Trophy race on Saturday. She was joined by Cameron's colleague David Sankey who helped construct the cars numbered CM1 to 10.

The VSCC (Vintage Sports Car Club) are to be congratulated for organising such a wonderful event. Thank you!

 

Maserati Coupes parked outside the Paddock Suite
 

Tipo 26M

Tipo 26
 

Tipo 250F CM9

Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
 

Tipo 8CM

Tipo 150S
 

Ferrari F1 2002 sporting the 2003 livery

 
 

The Maserati racing car display ...

... in the www.Roadmap.com marquee!
 

Tipo 250F #2507

 
 

Tipo 250F #2513

 
 

Tipo 250F #2515

 
 

Tec-Mec 250F #F 415

 
 

Tipo 250F #2528

 
 

Tipo 250F #2529

 
 

Tipo 250F V12 #2531

 
 

1956 Tipo 250F #CM2

 
 

Tipo 250F #CM1

 
 

Tipo 250F #CM2

 
 

Tipo 250F #CM4

 
 

1957 Tipo 250F

 
 

1954 Tipo 250F

 
 

1957 Tipo 250F

 
 

 
 

Tipo A6GCM

 
 

Tipo 8CM

 
 

Tipo 8CM

 
 

Tipo 4CS

 
 

Tipo 6CM

 
 

Tipo 4CL Monoposto

 
 

Tipo 4CL Monoposto

 
 

The Lancia D50

 
 

Tipo 300S

 
 

Tipo 300S

 
 

1959 OSCA FJ 1100

 
 

1953 OSCA Mt4

 
 

A Maserati enthusiast watching the Italian GP
 

The Maserati GranSport Safety Car

 
 

Maserati Tipo 50/T2/SS 'Rospo' motorcycle

 
 

And finally a tribute to a great marque going through troubled times at the present time

Long may MG continue!!

 

The VSCC Car Relay Race - Team 7 "MGKs"
 

1934 MG K Magnette

1933 MG K2
 

1933 MG K Special

 
 
 
 
 
From Chris in the UK


Dear Sir,

I was driving through Long Island, near West Hampton, when I noticed the car in the attached picture, which I think, from the pictures on your website, is a 3500. I'm not sure if it is in restoration, but if you left something like this outside your garage in the UK, it would most likely be gone the next morning!

If anyone is interested, I can tell them exactly where it is, although it's fairly obvious, so probably well known already. I really like the early Maseratis and it seemed a shame that this one looked so rough.

Regards,

Chris.

 
 
 
 
Graypaul Maserati Club Concours 2005


Back in July, the Maserati Club here in the UK held its Annual Concours D'Elegance. Club member John Connor has very kindly sent me these photos taken at the event.

You can see more photos and a fuller report in the Trident section of the Maserati Club web site at www.maseraticlub.co.uk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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