The MEF in Modena to host Maserati centenary exhibition
MODENA, Italy, 19 June 2014 - The “Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars” exhibition was officially opened this morning at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena in a ceremony attended by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Maserati CEO Harald Wester. This major retrospective traces the history of the Trident marque through some of its most significant road-going and racing models as well as a spectacular immersive multimedia show that uses 19 video projectors to help visitors relive the highlights of the Constructor’s history and introduce the individuals that wrote its most glorious chapters.
It is the largest Maserati exhibition ever organised and the guest of honour at the opening was Sir Stirling Moss, who won a slew of races for the marque in the 1950s. Also present were descendants of the family that founded the company and built its success, cousins Carlo and Alfieri Maserati, as well as Adolfo Orsi, curator of the exhibition.
A second new exhibition was opened to the public today inside the workshop used by Enzo Ferrari’s father Alfredo Ferrari the early 20th century. This whole space has been completely renovated to showcase the most important cars from Enzo Ferrari’s long career: the Alfa Romeos he used as both a driver and in his work with the Scuderia Ferrari in the 1930s, the first Ferrari built in 1947 and various extraordinary track and road models, including the single-seater Gerhard Berger drove to victory in the Italian Grand Prix just weeks after Ferrari’s death and, of course, the Enzo, the car dedicated to his memory. The newly opened exhibition and the current collection make the Modena Museum one of the most important in the world in terms of the quality and prestige of its pieces.
The “Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars” exhibition runs seven days a week until January 2015.