Maserati showcased its largest ever collection of cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 as part of the Italian brand’s 100 year celebrations. Maserati took over the Stable Yard at the Goodwood estate for the duration of this year’s event with its past and present cars – including some of the rarest models from its 100 year history and its current range.
On the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance lawn the 1953 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta drew admiring glances during the four days of the event and was ultimately rewarded by the discerning judges when it was named Best in Show. With its purposeful stance, the Pinin Farina-styled A6 is widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful cars of all time. The Maserati, which is owned by Egon Zweimuller Jr, took victory in the Maserati-only Class 3: ‘The height of fashion – coach-built Maserati’s of the 1950s’, and later beat off competition from the other class winners to claim the overall prize.
In Sunday’s shoot-out former GT1 World Champion and ex-grand prix driver Michael Bartels won the modern endurance racers-post 1980 class with his specially liveried Maserati MC12 ‘Goodwood Cent 100’ and came a close second behind Sebastien Loeb for the overall top spot, with a time of 45.82, just 1.22 seconds behind the winner. The car was decorated with artistic paintings of Maserati’s motorsport glories: Stirling Moss in a 250F, the MC12 FIA GT cars and even an outline of the Goodwood hillclimb route feature.
Visitors to the Cathedral Paddock would have seen over twenty Maserati’s ranging from the oldest Maserati at the event, a Tipo 26M, to Fangio’s F1 championship-winning 250F as well as several examples of the MC12. The all-Maserati class, ‘100 Years of Maserati’, entertained spectators twice a day when they negotiated the famous Goodwood hillclimb with a significant number winning their class in the timed shoot out, including a Maserati 4CS in the Grand Touring Cars (pre-1945) and the Maserati 300S and Maserati A6GCS coming first and second respectively in the Road Racers of 1945-1964.
In addition to the main photo gallery and the Cartier Concours gallery, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also brings a great selection of Maserati images from the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Maserati Photo Gallery
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