Friday, September 26, 2014
Maserati Celebrates Centennial Gathering
The unique Maserati Centennial International Gathering marked the culmination of the company’s official Centenary celebrations last week.
After the prologue in Bologna last Wednesday, 17 September the event officially started in Modena on Thursday, 18 and concluded in Turin on Saturday 20 September. The three-day event included an exciting combination of exhibitions and parades, a regularity competition, track practice session, guided tours of the two Maserati factories and a Concours d’Elegance, with cars and collectors from all over the world taking part.
More than 200 Maseratis of all periods, both classic and modern, starred in an unforgettable celebration as they parade through Italian towns along the route. A full complement of road models from the Trident marque’s history took part including the A6GCS/53, 3500 GT, 5000 GT, Sebring, Mistral, Mexico, examples of the original Ghibli and, Quattroporte, Bora, Indy and Khamsin. The stunning Boomerang prototype was also be in attendance, along with cars from the current model range.
The Gathering will feature cars from across the globe. Current Maserati owners will come from the United States, China, Korea, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and even and Azerbaijan. When came to classic cars, there were representatives from countries as far afield as Australia and, closer to home, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, France, Germany and Greece, highlighting the international affection for the Maserati brand.
Among the cars that participated in the International Centennial Gathering, were vehicles that formed a special convoy of Maseratis from China. After a month-long tour that began in Beijing in mid-August, crossed the whole of Asia, entered Russia at Ekaterinburg, touched Moscow and passed through Minsk, Warsaw, Prague and Munich, the convoy arrived in Milan on Sunday and then traveled on to Modena.