Saturday, August 1, 2015

Purdy Car, Purdy Future

"It says here, Guerino, that she's a runner."  Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage" prototype, first test by a racing driver (Stirling
Moss, second from left), June 1959.  Guerino Bertocchi, Maserati's Competition Director is far left.  Moss's reaction?
"Can you have one ready for the race at Rouen in a couple of weeks?"  He won.  The 2.9 engine that allowed the Tipo
61 to run with the big dogs, and the iconic huge sheet of plexiglass to meet new FIA windshield regulations, came
over the next winter.

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