Maserati's 80th Anniversary celebrations back in 1994.

I would like to thank Theodor Seidl for the photographs included in this page.

In 2004, Maserati celebrated their ninetieth anniversary with an International Meeting that took place in Italy on the 17th, 18th and 19th September with cars travelling on a route from Milan to Rome, stopping at the factory in Modena.

Ten years earlier the Registro Maserati celebrated Maserati's eightieth anniversary with an International Meeting that also took place in Italy but from 14th to 18th September. This time the programme was equally ambitious, being based on three locations. The plan was to stay one night in Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites, two nights in Riccione on the Adriatic Coast and one night in Modena to visit the factory.

As with all International Meetings, the aim is to bring together as many as possible of the classic cars that have made Maserati famous. The success of these meetings is largely due to the support shown by Maserati Clubs worldwide. More that 290 enthusiasts in 132 cars attended the meeting with representatives from Italy (47), Germany (34), Great Britain (12), Switzerland (12), Austria (11), Sweden (6), France (4), USA (2), Monaco (1), Belgium (1), The Netherlands (1) and Australia (1).

The meeting was plaqued with bad weather at Cortina, which resulted in a chain of setbacks. Many events planned for this stage had to be abandoned so the meeting didn't get off to the best of starts. Landslides in the Dolomites had prevented some members from reaching Cortina, so they headed straight on to Riccione to await the others.

During their stay in Riccione the group visited the circuit at Imola. On arrival the Maseratisti drove out to the Tamburello Curve and stopped their engines at the place where Ayrton Senna had fatally crashed. A minutes silence was observed. Then Gigi Villoresi spoke a few words and with Maria Teresa De Filippis laid a bouquet of flowers in memory of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenburger. Following the sombre mood members turned their thoughts to the track when they were afforded free track time. After lunch they participated in a 'regularity exercise'.

From Riccione the group moved on to Modena where the group visited the Maserati factory at Viale Ciro Menotti.

As with ALL Registro Maserati meetings, the gourmet was always well catered for. This event being no exception with 3 buffet lunches, 1 barbeque lunch, 2 dinners and 2 Gala Dinners - and that's without breakfast. Needless to say the poor Maseratis were carrying a little extra weight on the journey home!

The Invitation

The Programme




Bruce Male's A6G by Zagato

Alberoni's Tipo 200S


Tipo 250S at Cortina


Silent Maseratis at the Tamburello Curve

In the paddock at Imola



The 'cellulare' epidemic in Italy is just beginning!!

Borgovoni's Ghibli followed by Fadigati's A6 Pinin Farina

The 250S receives a little TLC!

A Spyder '90 from Germany





200S and A6GCS

Luigi 'Gigi' Villoresi and Maria Teresa de Filippis


Maseratis in the centre of Modena

A Barchetta inside the factory

Left to right: Mantovani, Valenzano, de Filippis, Arnold Glass, Salvadori and De Graffenried.
Sitting in the 6CM: Luigi 'Gigi' Villoresi

A 6CM, the 420M/50 'Eldorado' and a 6GCS Berlinetta

The 'rolling chassis' of the 420M/50 'Eldorado'

'Gigi' Villoresi and Theodor Seidl

A Barchetta inside the factory compound

A Biturbo Spyder and a Mexico from Germany

Maserati outside the old red brick factory building

An A6G 2000 by Allemano, part of the old factory collection

Maseratis at home!!

"If only I had photos of all these Maseratis!!!"

Luigi Villoresi and Theodor Seidl at the prize giving ceremony

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