Maserati book breaks new ground

A groundbreaking new history of the Italian car marque Maserati has been launched by bodyshop magazine publisher, Plenham Press.

Maserati, the Family Silver is the result of 14 years of painstaking research by leading automotive historian Nigel Trow and claims the ‘best ever’ title by setting out with greater accuracy and in more detail than ever before the story of Maserati, as well as that of the Maserati and Orsi families whose genius and passion created and sustained the marque over the years.

Nigel Trow, whose previous titles including Lancia, the Shield and the Flag, Lancia Stratos and The Illustrated Lancia, has a reputation as one of the world’s foremost automotive historians and was granted unprecedented access to company and family archives, along with interviewing many of the key individuals involved in the company’s history.

Trow’s two-volume work, which extends to nearly 900 pages, also contains a large number of photographs and drawings from the Maserati archives, many previously unpublished, as well as a detailed index of race results and technical specifications for all Maserati cars and commercial vehicles.

The book was launched at an evening reception held at the historic Tower Garage headquarters of leading Maserati distributor Maranello, in the presence of the author as well as guest of honour John Surtees, the former F1 World Champion.

Maserati, the Family Silver will be available in three editions. For further information visit: www.maseratifamilysilver.com