Celebrating over 500 years since a slightly confused Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of native peoples to disenfranchise, in a few hours a group of legendary Maserati’s will lead the 65th annual Columbus Day Parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City. After completing the parade route, the pack of Italian supercars will come to rest between Madison and Fifth Avenues before the Columbus Citizens Foundation where they will remain on display until the charity raffle later this week or until one of New York’s finest defaces the vehicles, whichever comes first.
Definitely making it worth at least a casual walk-by, this year’s participants include the 2003 Pebble Beach Conourse winning 1929/1931 Maserati Spyder V16, 2003 Villa d’Este Concours Best of Show winning 1955 Maserati A6G54 Frua Berlinetta previously owned by Italian golden-throat Domenico Modungo, the 1956 Venezuelan Grand Prix winning 1956 Maserati 300s driven by the famous Stirling Moss (whose name was misspelled in the press release), a 1960 Maserati 5000 GT, and a 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder SS. Also appearing beside the rich assortment of motorsport legacy will be the new Maserati Quattroporte S, which will be raffled to benefit the Columbus Citizens Foundation on October 16th. For those of you with deep pockets and big hearts (all 3 of you), raffle tickets are a cool $1,000 a piece and can be purchased at www.columbusraffle.com.
Source: PR Newswire