Founded in 1914 by the six Maserati brothers, this car manufacturer has become a car industry icon synonymous with speed and elegance. The first racing car built by the company, the Tipo 26, was presented at the Targa Florio in Sicily when it was driven by Alfieri Maserati, one of the brothers, who promptly won. Several races followed. Up until the fifties, Maserati concentrated on building racing cars such as the 250 F and the Tipo 61, both of which enjoyed extraordinary success. In the sixties and seventies, the brand built up a reputation as a producer of exclusive GTs. In collaboration with the Maserati Club Holland, among others, TopMobiel will be presenting the history of Maserati based on 30 exclusive models. This will be an absolute highlight at InterClassics & TopMobiel 2014!
The very first car race took place in 1887, with the first Grand Prix debuting in 1906. Speed was already of the essence in racing’s early history, with the Blitzen Benz breaking the 200 km/h speed limit in 1906. Drivers were completely subordinate to mechanics. In collaboration with Pre War Cars, the Pre War Race Legends show pavilion will be displaying the heroic speed machines of yesteryear - the forefathers of Formula 1.
The Mustang is one of Ford’s most eye-catching models, of which the first edition was produced in 1964. Its sporty appearance makes the Mustang a true movie hero. The car was first seen in the classic James Bond film Goldfinger (1964), followed by several other big screen appearances. The Mustang could also be admired in Thunderball (1965), Bullitt (1968), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). These heroes have already marked their place at a unique show pavilion in which only Mustang Big Screen Heroes will be on display.