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Trident on the hub of a Maserati MC12
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

From Newspress in the UK



Fifty years ago the Argentine scored a famous win at Nürburgring on his way to winning the title

Modena - Maserati is about to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the F1 world title won by Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957 with a series of special events.

The Argentine star had won the 1954 title and raced in a Maserati for the first half of the season. Back in a Maserati in 1957, he dominated and claimed his fifth world crown at the age of 46.

Out of 16 races where he appeared in Maserati colours in 1957, including Formula 1 events that did not count towards the championship and sportscar races, Fangio won 10.

'The Maestro', as he was nicknamed by the other drivers, won an epic victory at the Nürburgring circuit (on the famous 22 km long Nordschleife) on 4 August 1957. Driving a Maserati 250F, the triumph all but made the title his and he secured it in the next race at the Grand Prix of Pescara where he finished second behind Moss.


'The Maestro at work' - Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of a Maserati 250F

The 1957 Grand Prix of Nürburgring remains one of the all-time cult races in Formula 1. This is because of Fangio's phenomenal comeback where he made up more than 40 seconds in seven laps on Hawthorn and Collins' Ferraris, who were leading at the time. During a pit stop to change tyres and refuel, the driver from Balcarce lost 45 seconds after a wheel nut ended up under his single seater.

Fangio launched himself into a comeback and closed out the race on a high, lowering the track record lap after lap. The two Ferraris could never have expected Fangio to catch and overtake them but he did. At the end of the race, the Argentine struggled to take in what he had achieved: "I have never driven that quickly before in my life and I don't think I will ever be able to do it again."

To celebrate the win, the Modenese company will present a special trophy to the highest placed 250F that competes in the OldTimer Grand Prix classic to be held at Nuerburgring on 12 August. Another exciting occasion will be the launch, on 4 August 2007, of the visually stunning and interactive Maserati website that will recall that unforgettable season. Monographs and a rich array of multimedia also feature. The site can be reached at

The 250F that Fangio used at Nürburgring in 1957 will be on show at the Maserati stand at the upcoming Frankfurt Motorshow. It will appear alongside models from the current range including the new GranTurismo and the Quattroporte.

Another example of the Giulio Alfieri designed single-seater will be on display together with classic Trident cars at the ‘Maserati 1957-2007. 50 anni dal mondiale di F.1’ (50 years of F1) exhibition at the Bonfanti-VIMAR Automobile Museum. The show was inaugurated on 5 May and will run until 21 October 2007.

Maserati Corse also paid homage to Fangio last year at Nuerburgring. The occasion was the famous 24 Hour race where Laffite/Giudici/Meaden/Hong’s Trofeo GranSport sported a dark red livery with a yellow grille. The GranSport finished the race an honourable fifth.

From Georgi in Bulgaria

"Hi Enrico,

I'm Georgi from Bulgaria. This is my Maserati Biturbo S model year 1984 205 HP.

Hier is adres Bulgerian Maserati Forum

Best regards,



Georgi's Biturbo S with 'Shamal' genes?





From 'Mad Plum' in the UK

"Hello Enrico,

The 'Bath Tub' meets its end, It may not have won sprints, but by St. Christopher, it was exciting !!! Mad Plum."


The 'Bath Tub' on its way to a final resting place!

But before that, a visit to the organ donors

"Is there anything worth saving?"

"Let's go away and think about it!"

"The rear differential looks okay! But, what's it good for?"

"I've heard of a sliding roof, but that's ridiculous!"

"I wonder! Could I have gone faster in this Peugeot?"

"I've found a beneficiary for the Maserati engine!"

The Sferi Grandi transplant team roar into action!

"Before we start, are you sure you want this engine?"

This rear differential should make a really good doorstop!

"And this engine will make a very smart coffee table!"

"Yeah! With the help of some 'Gunk', it'll clean up very nicely!"

200-odd Italian horsepower replaced with British manpower!
From Alec in Canada

"Hello Enrico,

I have been a fan of your site for a few years. Hats off to you. Your site is a wonderful source of information and great place to converse with other Maseratisti.

Last year I had an opportunity to go to the Master Maserati course at Road Atlanta USA. It was a terrific time and I highly recommend it to everyone.

We drove the Maserati GranSports all day long going through a number of driving control exercises. It was great fun!

Then at the end of the day we were driven in the Maserati Trofeo race cars for a few laps. WOW! It was a fast time. I looked over at the speedo and we hit 168 MPH down the straight away. That's the fastest I have ever driven in a car. Then to my surprise we got sideways at the crest of the hill, before a long down-hand right. That was exciting....

Please see attached some great pics of our day there. Also there is a mpeg of the Trofeo cars going by.



P.S. I am now the proud owner of Ghibli Cup #49. On it's way from Austria!"


A Maserati Trofeo GranSport

A Maserati GranSport on track

A Maserati Trofeo GranSport on track

A Maserati GranSport on track


A trio of Maserati Trofeo GranSports wait their turn!!
From Enrico in the UK

"Hi Maseratisti,

Back on Page 120, you will have noticed the gorgeous Maserati A6G/54 #2114 by Pietro Frua, now owned by Jay Kay, that won the overall Grand Prix in the Concours d’Elégance at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London.

This car is no stranger to this type of award; having won the Maserati Club Concours D'Elegance back in 2002, shortly after having undergone a complete restoration with the mechanics carried out by Bill McGrath Maserati and the bodywork by Jim Henshaw.

But #2114 has a twin sister #2103, that back in 2003 was the winner of the prestigious Coppa D'Oro at the Villa D'Este Concours after having undergone a partial restoration with the mechanics carried out at the Giuseppe Candini Workshop and the paintwork by Carrozzeria Cremonini in Modena.

They are both Maserati A6G/54s, both were bodied by Pietro Frua and they are both painted black. However, on closer inspection, you will find that they are quite different!


#2114 being admired by enthusiasts at the Maserati Club Concours 2003

Note the 'concave' front grille

Chrome script above the rear number plate

Maserati 2000 c.c. Gran Sport


Completed on the 6th October 1955 ...

... it was displayed at the Paris Motor Show later that year

1985cc twin overhead camshft straight six engine ...

... producing 150 bhp at 6,000 rpm

Classic Maserati crackled-finish rocker covers

Twin ignition with Marelli distributor



A very Maserati oil filler cap!

Classic chrome bonnet-open retaining spring

#2114 at the Maserati Club Concours D'Elegance 2003

#2114 at the International Classic Car Show 2003

#2103 at the Giuseppe Candini Workshop in Modena ...

... prepared for the Concorso d'Eleganza at the Villa D'Este

Note the fly deflector

Note the 'convex' front grille




Classic oil filler car complete with safety chain!





Displayed at the Turin Motor Show 1955


Headlights by Marchal

Pietro Frua of Torino

Note the rear bumpers and reversing light

Borrani chrome wire wheels of course!
From the UK

Sunday 19th August 2007 – Stanford Hall, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Widely known as the premier UK concours for top-quality Italian automobiles, this spectacular event will again be held in the grounds of Stanford Hall. As well as the Auto Italia Concours for rare and interesting Italian exotica, the Maserati Club UK will hold its annual Concours, while the Ferrari Owners’ Club will be out in force. Typically, visitors can expect to see upwards of 100 Maseratis and 180 Ferraris gathered on the lawns of this gracious Leicestershire stately home.

But it’s not just Ferrari and Maserati: Italian car club displays will featuring the very best of Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Fiat, and special coachbuilt models. Visitors arriving in an Italian car will be invited to join the general display area. There will also be an Italian trade village and a concession on entrance to the elegant stately home.

Gates open at 09:00am. Adult entry £10. Children aged 3-14, £1. For travel and additional event information visit

Sunday 23rd September 2007 – Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire

As autumn closes in, this is an end-of-season opportunity for Italian car owners, enthusiasts and club members to get together at the most popular motoring venue in the Midlands. In addition to the extensive display of Italian cars, there is plenty more to see and do… Visit the Heritage Trust Collection (enhanced with lottery funding), take a ride on the demanding off-road course or enjoy family karting fun.

A main attraction is the chance to drive on Aston Martin’s Motor Research Test Track. Last year Italian car owners experienced high-speed pace car runs on the superb 3.5-mile circuit.

The Heritage Motor Centre is near Junction 12 on the M40.




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