Maserati Monday! Picnic Concours and now, TOUR! If anyone has any doubts about holding an event on a Monday, they are pushed aside. An excellent day in and around the Hunter. Sunshine, shiny cars, good food, beautiful roads, rolling vistas and no traffic. Makes for a great Maserati day. Ateco Group and Lit 22 designs providing our magazines, awards and whisky glasses. Thanks to Anna, Dana, Vince, David, Stephen, Andrew, Francesca, Bianca, Jen, Sue, Tranquil, Colin, Nigel and Don.
It all started on Sunday, a drive from Windsor taking in the Putty Rd north where the road is in very good condition. The lineup was a brand highlight; Levante, Abarth, Granturismo, Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranSport and Spyder. Special thanks to Drive Captain – David Stuart Watt for organizing the group and route.
Monday the Concours kicked off, coffee and cake from Our Italian Table. Microfibers and quick wax like gunfighters at the stare off. As the Tridents sparkled, one class was fully electronically judged - a world first - as Maserati leads the way in a paperless judging future.
It was really a Maserati level “Picnic” element to the event. Jen and Our Italian Table provided a great quality antipasti lunch with all dietary requirements covered. Special thanks to Jen and Vince for their spectacular location and efforts in making us all feel welcome.
Andrew Dunne’s 1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4000 took out Best of Show (BOS), Rosso Rubino over a biscuit brown interior (matching fedora, shoes and 250f shirt). He was the most traveled to be there on the day and won his class - Maserati Historic pre 1983 Class.
Maserati Classic 1983 – 1999 Class. Colin and Maria Allerdice won. A gleaming red Maserati that really is getting better and better each year and now has two consecutive victories under their belt.
The Maserati 3200, 4200 and GranSport Class. Again, the toughest class, the consecutive well-deserved win for Nigel Morton. Emma Morton winning the champagne for the first ever Maserati Best Dressed Award. A feature for next year so work on your outfits if you want the Champagne!
Maserati Quattroporte Class won by David Stuart Watt. 93000km in his car and looked the goods to take the chocolates. No trailer queens here.
Maserati Ghibli Class, won by Santo Valastro, Santo is a top supporter of the club. The Gorgeous Grigio Ghibli looks fast just standing still. Another with top elegance points.
Maserati Levante Class. The red shades really stood out as the sun shone. Rosso rubino Levante of Denis and Irene Cribbin won well and looked great on the country roads of the after-lunch tour.
The Hunter Tour was a 1 hour and 40 minute after lunch drive that stopped at Tranquil Vale for wine and olive oil tasting. Fantastic is the only word to sum it up. A line up of weaving tridents through the vines and vistas of the Hunter Valley region.
Thank you to our supporters:
Todd Gilmour – Chief Judge.