19 Feb Antipodean Maserati visit
In mid-February FMM was visited by two senior representatives from the antipodes with links to Maserati, namely Glen Sealey, Chief Operating Officer of Maserati Australasia and South Africa, and Neville A Crichton, Executive Chairman of the Ateco Group based in Sydney, Australia, which imports and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts and accessories, including Maserati. The pair were on a fact-finding mission and after a guided tour of the museum were given some laps around the PlaasPad test track by curator Wayne Harley in FMM’s Maserati 1956 150S in company with the 1954 250F once raced by Mike Hawthorn and Stirling Moss. Both were impressed with the whole FMM facility and operation that could lead to some joint ventures in the future.
Further good news is that FMM’s 1985 Quattroporte formerly owned by the late Anthonij Rupert and featured in CCA in June 2016, is to be renovated.