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From Lee in the USA


Attached is a photograph taken at the Italian Car Festival on July 11th in Canton, Ohio.

A total of 49 Italian car participated. There were only 4 Maseratis in attendance; a GranSport, 2 Spyder Cambiocorsas and a Quattroporte. A 3500 GT due to attend had the misfortune of suffering a failed water pump.

The photograph was taken by Chris Skelley.

I am the chairman of the event. Enjoy!


Maseratis at the Italian Car Festival in Canton, Ohio.


The Italian Car Festival forms part of the Italian-American Festival, held annually at the Stark County Fairground in Canton, Ohio.

If you live in or close to Canton, Ohio, why not take your Maserati along to the next year's Italian Car Festival, and help boost the number of Maseratis taking part.

Remember, all Maseratisti share the same passion, and I am sure you will be made most welcome!!

Maserati owners and enthusiasts wishing to attend next year's event, and want to be kept up to speed on its progress, shoud contact Leroy J Contie at



From Roger in the UK


These are the Maseratis which attended the 4th annual Bedfordshire Italian Car & Bike Day at the Sharnbrook Hotel on Sunday 27th June 2010. Once again Ciro Ciampi hosted a splendid display of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Fiats, Moto Guzzis, MV Augustas, Ducatis, Lambrettas, Vespas, Piaggios and I’m sure one or two other marques which I’ve missed.

Aside from the attractions of the cars we had the splendid air-conditioned facilities of the hotel to enjoy. I enjoyed an Italian classic of “il roast beef con Yorkshire pudding” (it was excellent) while watching the European GP. I didn’t stay for the England v Germany match (just as well!) as I took the opportunity to return down the M1 and M25 in unusually light traffic which was a blessing on a hot day when you really don’t want to sit in queuing traffic.

Once again thanks to Ciro Ciampi and his staff for hosting a very enjoyable event.

I only wish more Maseratis would come next year, I'm sure they would enjoy it.

Best regards,



The friendly atmosphere at the Sharnbrook Hote!

An Italian car spectacular!



The Maserati 3200 GT - a future classic!

Roger's beautifully presented Merak SS

Maserati Spyder iE

Maserati Spyder iE

Maserati Spyder iE

Maserati Spyder iE

Maserati Coupe

Maserati GranSport

Maserati Quattroporte III

Maserati Quattroporte III

Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte
From Novitec in Germany

NOVITEC TRIDENTE Tunes the Maserati Quattroporte

590 hp / 434 kW and 572 Nm Through Compressor Technology

Superior performance through NOVITEC TRIDENTE Compressor Technology: With a rated power output of 590 hp / 434 kW and a peak torque of 572 Nm NOVITEC TRIDENTE establishes the two Maserati models Quattroporte S and Sport GT S among the most powerful luxury sedans in the world. Additionally the tuner enhances the cars' appearance and driving dynamics with three-piece 21-inch wheels, a height-adjustable coil-over suspension and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler. Exclusive interior upgrades are yet another NOVITEC TRIDENTE specialty.

Superlative driving thanks to superior engine power combined with exceptional engine smoothness: That is the philosophy behind the new NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor engine for the Maserati luxury sedans Quattroporte S and Quattroporte Sport GT S.

The specialists of the German company adapted a cogged-belt-driven mechanical charger to the 4.7-liter eight-cylinder four-valve engine. Maximum boost pressure is limited to 0.35 bar. A water-to-air intercooler with dedicated water circulation ensures healthy operating temperatures for the engine. The NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor conversion is rounded out by a custom intake manifold and larger injectors. Newly calibrated engine electronics ensure optimal power yield, longevity and compliance with strict Euro IV emission limits.

After the engine conversion, which starts at 19,900 Euros, the Italian luxury sedan delivers high-end performance figures: Rated power output of the Quattroporte S jumps from standard 430 hp / 318 kW to 590 hp / 434 kW at 7,300 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 490 Nm to 572 Nm.

In combination with the six-speed automatic transmission the NOVITEC TRIDENTE luxury sedan delivers excellent driving performance as well: A sprint time of just 4.6 seconds from rest to 100 km/h and 14.9 seconds to 200 km/h are truly exceptional in this class. Just as impressive is the car's new top speed of 295 km/h.

To transfer this tremendous performance potential to the road as safely as possible NOVITEC TRIDENTE have developed a custom-tailored tire/wheel combination for the Quattroporte. The three-piece alloy wheels with five double spokes perfectly fill out the available space in the wheel wells. The size 9Jx21 wheels on the front axle are mounted with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires in size 255/30 ZR 21. In the rear size 295/30 ZR 21 tires on size 11Jx21 wheels provide optimal traction.

The new wheels play a large part in the sporty yet elegant appearance of the upgraded luxury sedan. For added sporty emphasis NOVITEC TRIDENTE offers an understated rear spoiler made from clear-coated carbon fiber.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport suspension is specifically calibrated to the 21-inch high-performance tires. It allows owners of the Quattroporte to dial-in a setup that suits their individual preferences. The suspension is continuously height-adjustable and features multiple settings for compression and rebound.

NOVITEC TRIDENTE also offers numerous options for a stylish customization of the interior of the luxury sedan. The options range from a custom-tailored interior crafted from the finest leather or Alcantara to a state-of-the-art multimedia equipment package with TV, Blu-Ray player and high-speed internet connection on wheels.

Novitec Tridente's 590bhp Maserati Quattroporte S






NOVITEC TRIDENTE Refines the Maserati GranTurismo S

600-hp Supercharged Engine and an Exclusive Designer Suit

NOVITEC TRIDENTE now also refines the Maserati GranTurismo S: The newly developed supercharged engine represents a jump in rated power output of the V8 engine from standard 440 hp to 600 hp / 442 kW. With it, the 2+2-seater sprints to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 315 km/h. A strikingly styled aerodynamic-enhancement package and custom-tailored 20- and 21-inch wheels lend the coupe an even more exclusive appearance. A sporty yet comfortable sport suspension provides more agile handling.

Increasing power output by using compressor technology has been the trademark of NOVITEC since its inception in 1989. The new NOVITEC TRIDENTE supercharged engine for the Maserati GranTurismo S continues this tradition.

The combustion air of the 4.7-liter eight-cylinder four-valve engine is supercharged by a mechanical cogged-belt-driven charger with a maximum boost pressure of 0.37 bars. The extensive NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor conversion further comprises a water-to-air intercooler, a modified intake system and larger injectors. New mapping for the engine electronics ensures maximum power yield, perfect suitability for daily use and compliance with strict Euro IV emission limits.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor conversion starts at 23,681 Euros MSRP. It boosts power output of the GranTurismo S from standard 440 hp / 323 kW to 600 hp / 442 kW. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 490 Nm to 588 Nm at 5,400 rpm. Driving performance benefits accordingly: A sprint time of 4.5 seconds from rest to 100 km/h represents an improvement of 0.4 seconds over the production car. And with a sprint time of 14.6 seconds to 200 km/h the tuned 2+2-seater bests its production counterpart by a full 2.6 seconds in this discipline. Top speed grows from 295 to 315 km/h.

Another focal point of the NOVITEC TRIDENTE program is the car’s exterior. The designers have developed a package that optimizes aerodynamic properties while further emphasizing the sporty character of the coupe. All exterior components are optionally available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE front spoiler lips are attached to both sides of the production front apron. Their sophisticated shapes reduce aerodynamic lift on the front axle at high speeds. Rocker panels calm the airstream along the sides of the vehicle and give the coupe a longer, sleeker and lower appearance.

On the rear axle a subtle spoiler lip on the trunk lid and the diffuser for the production bumper provide the aerodynamic balance necessary for even better directional stability at high speeds.

NOVITEC TRIDENTE light-alloy wheels are yet another custom development for all Maserati GranTurismo models. The three-piece wheels with five double spokes are available in various color combinations in size 9Jx20 in front and in size 12.5Jx21 on the rear axle. They fill out the available space beneath the wheel arches perfectly. The optimal high-performance tires come from technology partner Pirelli in sizes 275/30 ZR 20 and 355/25 ZR 21.

NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport suspensions allow customers to select their preferred ride height and damper settings. But that’s not all: For further increased day-to-day utility a version is available that raises front and rear axle by 40 millimeters at the push of button. After the driver has thus safely negotiated speed bumps or parking ramps the suspension can be lowered to normal level from the cockpit. If the suspension is not lowered by the driver it’ll revert to the normal level automatically once the car reaches a speed of 80 km/h.

Exclusive interior options including a custom-made fully leather interior in any desired color or upholstery round out the NOVITEC TRIDENTE program.

Novitec Tridente's 600bhp Maserati GranTurismo S






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All photos and text courtesy of Novitec Tridente

From Bernard in France

"Bonjour Enrico

j'espère que vous allez bien.

Vous trouverez sur notre blog, une vidéo de 5 minutes, de notre "Bora" GR4, sur le circuit du Vigeant, près de Poitiers, en France. Nous sommes entourés de Ferrari, de Ford GT40, "Corvette" ...etc.

Si vous le voulez, vous pouvez la mettre en lien sur votre site.

Je vous souhaite une bonne fin de semaine et un bon week-end (pluvieux en Vendée !).

A bientôt. Sincères salutations.


"Good morning Enrico,

I hope you are well.

You will find on our Blog, a 5 minute video clip, of our "Bora" GR4, on the circuit at Vigeant, near Poitiers, in France. We are surrounded by Ferraris, by Ford GT40s , "Corvettes" ...etc.

If you want, you may place a link to it on your site.

I wish you a good end to the week and a good weekend ( it's rainy in the Vendée ! ).

All the best. Sincere regards.





You may view Bernard's 5 min 32 secs video clip at, and don't forget to turn up the

From the Libreria Automotoclub Storico Italiano

GIULIO ALFIERI l'Ingegnere by Nunzia Manicardi
Maserati, Citroën, Lamborghini, Laverda, Honda, Innocenti Lambretta, motonautica...

based on interviews by Nunzia Manicardi with Giulio Alfieri, Vittorio Alfieri, Francesco Stanguellini, Piero Laverda, Sandro Colombo, Augusto Farneti, Lorenzo Boscarelli, Cleto Grandi, Ermanno Cozza and Giulio Borsari.

PREFACE BY ROBERTO LOI - President of the Automotoclub Storico Italiano

PUBLISHER: Libreria Automotoclub Storico Italiano - ASI Service Srl - Torino

Softback in portait format containing 224 pages, around 150 black/white photos and documents.

Text in Italian - Reasonably priced at EURO 20.

To purchase a copy, please contact ASI Service srl:

GIULIO ALFIERI l'Ingegnere by Nunzia Manicardi

With the publication of the book "Giulio Alfieri l’Ingegnere" by Nunzia Manicardi, ASI Service (a subsidiary of the ASI) captured the objective they had set out from the moment of its recent inception, to disseminate and promote knowledge of historic motoring, technical discussion, history, culture and above all, the protagonists.

In the same vein the ASI had already started this with the publication of two books entitled Scaglione Designer and Vignale con Michelotti designer.

People who, as is the case with Giulio Alfieri, have become characters - and authentic protagonists of absolute value - in their time.

Nunzia Manicardi, noted author in the field of motorsport history, dug deeply into "Giulio Alfieri" the man, through a series of interviews that he did in 1998 (Alfieri died in 2002) in addition to those made later, with other distinguished experts and his close associates.

The endless planning, the creativity, the courage to succeed, the talent for mechanics, the elegance, the creativity and also the excellent management skills, made him a true leader of industry, and one of the most celebrated engineers during the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

He was the "father" of the Maserati 3500 GT, Quattroporte, Ghibli and Type 60/61 Birdcage ... as well as the Citroën SM before moving on to motorcycles with the unrivalled Laverda 1000 V6.

Before that he was co-designer of the racing Lambretta Innocenti, a world champion in its class; he revived Lamborghini, giving it a solid future; he helped Maserati and Lamborghini become world leaders in speedboat racing; had organized the production of the Honda Italia, making it a market leader in Europe ...

It is no coincidence, therefore, that the ASI had decided to dedicate to Alfieri a literary work in his name and that, even before, had wanted him to head the Commissione Tecnica Nazionale Auto, a position he discharged brilliantly.

Despite the character's worth, the memory surrounding Giulio Alfieri was becoming short-lived, too short-lived ... With this book Nunzia Manicardi and ASI Service want to ensure his rightful place in the history of the great automotive engineers, and make him known even to the younger generations.

Always in a pleasant manner: this fascinating book is well documented, covering almost the entire history of Italian motoring during the twentieth century, and at the same time offering endless food for thought.

From Ruoteclassiche in Italy


Onorio Campana with one of his fabulous ½ scale model Maseratis
that he produced as a hobby in his spare time

Si è spento il 28 maggio, all'età di 86 anni, Onorio Campana, una delle colonne portanti dell'automobilismo storico modenese (e non solo). Ha speso la vita al servizio del mondo dei motori, essendo stato il fondatore di Carrozzeria Campana, una delle più antiche aziende di Modena: l'officina che portava il suo nome era attiva sin dal lontano 1947 ed era divenuta negli anni un vero e proprio punto di riferimento per le maggiori Case italiane, Maserati in primis.

Non a caso, Onorio Campana era rimasto uno dei pochissimi rappresentanti di quella che sarebbe poi stata riconosciuta nel mondo come la "scuola modenese".


Onorio Campana, one of the pillars of modenese historical motoring, passed away on the 28th May, at the age of 86. He devoted his life to the service of the "world of engines", and was the founder of Carrozzeria Campana, one of the oldest companies in Modena: the workshop that carried his name has been active since as long ago as 1947, and over the years had become a genuine and proper point of reference for the majority of Italian marques, Maserati in particular.

Not by chance, Onorio Campana had remained one of the few representatives of what became known throughout the world as the "Modenese school".

Maserati GranTurismo MC at the Paul Ricard HTT circuit

From Pierre in France

"Hello Enrico,

I am glad to present to you my new car, a Maserati 3200 GT (Sept. 2001).

It's completly different from my Indy 4900, that I have now sold.

I particularly love this colour combination, I hope you do too.

Best regards,

Pierre from France."

Pierre's bellissima 3200 GT !! 







"Hi Pierre,

A very attractive colour combination indeed. Una bellissima macchina, complimenti !!





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