Maserati Alfieri concept, Birdcage, Tipo 151 headline Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Willie Grace | 8/12/2014, 1:03 p.m. | Updated on 8/12/2014, 1:03 p.m.
Maserati will take a centennial bow at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it’s also celebrating its 100th birthday at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Maserati will share the featured marque spotlight at the concours with the Ruxton, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, early steam cars, Rolls-Royce Phantom postwar, streamlined Tatras, 1914 French Grand Prix entrants and Eastern European motorcycles.
The Maserati Alfieri 2+2 concept coupe will also make its first appearance in North America. It will stand side by side with the rest of the company’s offerings, including the Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans plus a special GranTurismo Centennial Edition MC coupe and convertible.
The 1959 Maserati Tipo 60 Birdcage will appear at Pebble Beach as part of the company's 100th anniversary. Photo by Maserati
“Paying tribute to 100 years of rich automotive history is a rare and distinguishing achievement, particularly as Maserati is on the cusp of so many beautiful new cars that assure its growth and continued vitality,” says Peter Grady, president & CEO, Maserati North America. “Maserati is celebrating its centennial at several key venues around the globe, and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are unquestionably highlights on the international calendar.”
Maserati says the Alfieri prototype, which will be at both Pebble Beach and the Motorsports Reunion, exhibits the future DNA of the company’s vehicles. Its name comes from “the most prominent of the Maserati brothers” who founded the Officine Alfieri Maserati in Bologna 100 years ago.
Sir Stirling Moss will be an honored guest of Maserati at the Reunion. He won the Italian and Monaco Grands Prix in 1956 behind the wheel of a Maserati 250F. More than a dozen classic pieces from Maserati’s history will take to the track, including the Tipo 60 “Birdcage” and a Tipo 151, which was driven by champion Phil Hill.
Check out all of the company’s birthday celebrations at maserati100.com. The next event is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 at the International Maserati Centennial Gathering in Italy.
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