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ITALIAN AUTO ICONS TRIBUTE T0 1956 MASERATI 250 F & REG HUNT – SUNDAY 3/3/19

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At this years Italian  Auto Icons Lygon Street classic Italian car, motorcycle and scooter display on Sunday 3/3/19 ,the Event Organiser’s are putting 0n a special feature display of a replica 1956 Maserati 250 F which dominated in podium awards at  the 1956 Australian Grand Prix held at Melbourne’s Albert Park Race track.

There were five 250 F cars entered in the 1956 race where the 250 F’s filled 4 of the first 5 placed cars ,Stir1ing Moss won in his 250 F where  Reg Hunt came 4th in his 250 F Maserati .Reg established a  career as a competitive and successful  racing driver during the 1950s in Australia where his 250 F won many races.

He retired from racing Maserati’s in the late 1950’s to establish Reg Hunt Motors  In Melbourne where his Genera1  Motors /Holden dealership became Australias largest Holden dealer outet.

Reg will be a special guest at the Event on Sunday 3/3/19 where at 12.45 pm a  presentation will be made to Reg Hunt to recognise his contribution to Maserati and to the Australian Automotive Industry.

In addition to a quality range 0f 85 vintage ,rare and current models of Italian classic cats, a select range of Italian motorcycles and scooters (50 in total) on display ,there will some rare and iconic cars being displayed as part of special themes:

– Abarth  70 year Anniversary       7 feature cars, mainly Fiat Abarths

– Zagato 100 year Anniversary   –  display of  7 rare Zagato body designed cars

-“Three Dino Amigos ” Display of 3 early 1970s originally restored Fiat 2400 Spider, Lancia Stratos & a Ferrari 264A. All have a Ferrari designed engine, named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Dino

-Plus a range of vintage cars from 1910s  to WW2 ,including two cars with Italian design and engineering connections ,that raced in the Le Mans 24 hour event in 1925 and 1937 plus a some vintage Fiat 501’s to showcase the 501’s 100th anniversary.

Free public access to event from 10 am to 3 pm.

Please see link to Il Globo article for the event below:
https://ilglobo.com.au/news/42411/italian-auto-icons-to-pay-tribute-to-maserati-250-f-and-racing-legend-reg-hunt/

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