For this weeks Maserati Monday, I am taking a look at details of some of the Maserati’s present at the weekends Festival of Speed that will feature in forth coming editions of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”.
Scuderia Subalpina was founded by Count Luigi del la Chiesa, in December 1934, with backing from industrialists Giorgio Ambrosini (owner of Siata) and Giorgio Giusti, and the wealthy racing driver Gino Rovere who became Maserati president. The Scuderia’s badge is seen here on the side of the first 1935 Maserati V8RI to be built.
The Maserati 8CTF was built for challenging the mighty German Silver Arrows of Mercedes Benz and Auto Union, but it’s most notable success came at Indianapolis where chassis #3032 seen here was driven by Wilbur Shaw in 1939, ’40 and ’41 in the Indy 500 and was en route to a trifecta of back to back victories when a tyre damaged in an accident let him down.
For some reason this Maserati 4 CLT does not appear to be listed in the programme and I look forward to identifying it and finding out it’s story.
Likewise I look forward to teasing out the identity and details behind this 1955 Maserati A6 GCS.
The Festival of Speed programme notes give a useful to tip in to help determine the identity of this 1957 Maserati 300S, it was once driven by 1959 Le Mans winner and later Ford USA competition guru Carroll Shelby.
Tracing the ID of this particular Maserati 250F V12 should not prove too tricky as their is at least one good book on the complicatd story of the Maserati 250F model.
Thanks for joining me on this “Goodwood Festival Details – Maserati Centenary” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again when I’ll be looking at some of the French cars at Goodwood. Don’t forget to come back now !