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Maserati at Indianapolis

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I am looking for any contemporary reports from the years' when Maserati cars raced at the Indy 500. They did so in 1930, 1937-1951 and were entered in 1952, 1953 and in 1959 (then with the Eldorado Special). So contemporary reports of those editions is what I am looking for. I have access to Motor Sport Magazine's archive, so no need me to link me there.
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Cheeveer wrote: 3 years ago 'ello

I am looking for any contemporary reports from the years' when Maserati cars raced at the Indy 500. They did so in 1930, 1937-1951 and were entered in 1952, 1953 and in 1959 (then with the Eldorado Special). So contemporary reports of those editions is what I am looking for. I have access to Motor Sport Magazine's archive, so no need me to link me there.
The (Indy winning) Maserati 8CTF was the first non-American car inducted into the Library of Congress..... https://www.news24.com/wheels/news/clas ... 20200531-2

Or how the sinking of the Titanic indirectly helped pay for Maserati to win Indy: https://www.hagerty.com/media/archived/ ... indy-wins/

From Maserati themselves: https://www.maserati.com/international/ ... olis%20500.

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Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 years ago
Cheeveer wrote: 3 years ago 'ello

I am looking for any contemporary reports from the years' when Maserati cars raced at the Indy 500. They did so in 1930, 1937-1951 and were entered in 1952, 1953 and in 1959 (then with the Eldorado Special). So contemporary reports of those editions is what I am looking for. I have access to Motor Sport Magazine's archive, so no need me to link me there.
The (Indy winning) Maserati 8CTF was the first non-American car inducted into the Library of Congress..... https://www.news24.com/wheels/news/clas ... 20200531-2

Or how the sinking of the Titanic indirectly helped pay for Maserati to win Indy: https://www.hagerty.com/media/archived/ ... indy-wins/

From Maserati themselves: https://www.maserati.com/international/ ... olis%20500.
thanks, but those are not contemporary reports. I'm looking for what was said about these cars at the time. In 1930 for example, I know that the V16 Borzacchini drove was arranged in a photo-op together with the Cadillac V16 that was the pace car. Why was that? What was the huzzah around that car? And so on.

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oops.... my bad. :blush:

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Cheeveer wrote: 3 years ago In 1930 for example, I know that the V16 Borzacchini drove was arranged in a photo-op together with the Cadillac V16 that was the pace car. Why was that? What was the huzzah around that car? And so on.

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To be pedantic the Caddy was apparently not the pace car itself but was an official's car..... the Pace car in 1930 was actually a 1930 Cord L-29

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Got that info from an ebay listing for the pic of the Maserati and the Cadillac : https://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-Maserati- ... 1195.m1851

Just scroll down the page for the info.

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On a widescreen monitor these two images below should be side-by-side. I guess the 'huzzah' was that it was the first fully foreign entry to the 500? According to the newspapers anyway.

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Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 years ago
Cheeveer wrote: 3 years ago In 1930 for example, I know that the V16 Borzacchini drove was arranged in a photo-op together with the Cadillac V16 that was the pace car. Why was that? What was the huzzah around that car? And so on.

Image
To be pedantic the Caddy was apparently not the pace car itself but was an official's car..... the Pace car in 1930 was actually a 1930 Cord L-29

Image

Got that info from an ebay listing for the pic of the Maserati and the Cadillac : https://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-Maserati- ... 1195.m1851

Just scroll down the page for the info.
Alright, great, missed that!
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PTRACER wrote: 3 years ago On a widescreen monitor these two images below should be side-by-side. I guess the 'huzzah' was that it was the first fully foreign entry to the 500? According to the newspapers anyway.

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this is great, but it doesn't really checks out? I thought Peugeot entered (and won) with their factory team as early as 1913 with Jules Goux. Anyway, just the sort of content I was looking for.
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