Metaphors in Motion

Posts tagged with “Maserati”


    FROM FRANCESCO BARACCA, TO DIRT ROADS, TO AUTODROMI, TO AUTOSTRADE - THE STORY OF THE PRANCING HORSE. Ferrari is for sure one of the worlds most recognizable brands and they deserve all the praise and accolades they receive for the incredible cars they design and build. So when I came across this article in Sports Car Graphic November 1968 I thought it would be worthy of recreation here and sharing with those of you who are also interested in sports car racing of the past - looking at the man who made his cars so famous and all of us yearning for one.

  • O.S.C.A. spells Maserati

    The Fratelli Maserati sold their name but kept their talent. Stepping back into the 50's this recreated article from Sports Cars Illustrated, February 1959 shows the sports car racing legend Maserati as they strode toward modernizing their race cars and stepping into the future of road racing through design and technical changes. The OSCA 1100 featured is the forerunner of many of the most well known Maserati sports racing cars of the 1960's both sculptural, nimbal, and very fast for it's 4 cylinder engine.


    Continuing on the Ferrari theme I came across this Sports Car Illustrated magazine of car and driver October 1960 article. Today the 250 GT Berlinetta is probably one of the rarest, most sought after, and expensive of all collectable Ferraris not to mention one of the most beautiful GT cars ever produced. From the tips of its thrusting headlights to the end of its tucked-in tail, Ferrari's newest Berlininette exudes the essence of speed and power. For once the externals don't mislead. This is a fast car, potent almost to the point of being brutal. Its physical size is deceptive, though. A dozen yards away it looks compact, almost small. As you move closer and actually climb aboard it gets bigger, when you fire it up and get under way it becomes quite a healthy-sized machine! If this Ferrari seems bigger-than-life at rest, it's definitely so when on the go.