Awesome Grand Prix 1939 Maserati 4CL at Last Year’s Vintage Races

Written by Ken Altes

A highlight of these races, this Maserati has a four cylinder, four valves per cylinder, supercharged engine. Note eight exhaust pipes, two for each cylinder. These cars were successfully raced before and after WWII, including a 1946 GP victory by Tazio Nuvolari, one of the greatest drivers of all time.  Also, check out the youtube story of GP race cars from 1924 to 1939, 49 minutes full of race footage and info.

Many, many remarkable cars were at last year’s vintage races at Circuit of the Americas, coming again this year. Unlike the F1 races there, it was not crowded and you could walk through the paddocks and chat with the mechanics, drivers and owners. See link to COTA at right.

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