Historic and Contemporary Award-Winning Maseratis in New York City Columbus Day Parade

Oct 11, 2010, 08:50 ET from Columbus Citizens Foundation

Classic Sports and Luxury Cars Span Eight Decades in Outstanding Display of Engineering and Design

Elegant, Powerful Maserati GranTurismo Convertible to be Raffled for Charity

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fleet of classic and contemporary Maserati sports and luxury cars will lead New York City's 66th annual Columbus Day Parade up Fifth Avenue on October 11, 2010.  

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Automotive aficionados will have an opportunity to view the cars in the Parade and to win a 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in an exclusive raffle that will benefit the scholarship programs of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which organizes the Columbus Day Parade.  To purchase tickets, call 866-860-8572 or visit www.columbusraffle.com.

Among the Maseratis to be featured in the Columbus Day Parade are the following:

  • 1931 Maserati V4 Zagato
  • 1953 Maserati A6GCS
  • 1956 Maserati 300S
  • 1960 Maserati 5000GT
  • 1970 Maserati Ghibli SS
  • 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertibles

The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible that will be raffled is currently on view in a unique exhibition in Grand Central Terminal through October 15.  The Maserati GranTurismo Convertible combines exceptional performance with timeless style and craftsmanship. It is the only convertible in its class which can comfortably accommodate four adults in open air luxury. The drawing will be held at 6:00 PM on October 15 in Grand Central Terminal.  

Maserati is partnering with the Columbus Citizens Foundation in the raffle of the GranTurismo Convertible in recognition and support of the Foundation's scholarship programs and of the company's own Italian heritage.  

Tickets for the GranTurismo Convertible are strictly limited to 400 and cost $1,000.00 each.  Please visit www.columbusraffle.com for raffle details and rules.  

Proceeds of the raffle will benefit the Columbus Citizens Foundation's scholarship funds.  The Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City that provides financial aid to deserving students from the elementary school through graduate school levels and organizes events that promote Italian-American heritage and culture.  In 2010, the Foundation is providing financial aid to over 600 students.  The Foundation has organized New York City's Columbus Day Parade since 1929.  

About Maserati and the GranTurismo Convertible
An open air compliment to the critically acclaimed GranTurismo Coupe, and Quatroporte Sedan, the all new Maserati GranTurismo Convertible has been lauded at introduction as an inspired achievement that combines timeless design, best in class roominess and pure driving pleasure in the finest Maserati tradition. In each Maserati four adults can travel in an abundance of space and handcrafted luxury, while a race-bred V8 engine and six-speed adaptive automatic transmission delivers thoroughbred performance and the unmistakable Maserati exhaust note.  Produced in limited numbers, Maseratis can be found at 57 dealers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maserati.us,  1-800- My-Maserati or for press information www.media.maserati.com.


66th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Monday, October 11, 2010  

11:45 AM to 3:00 PM (Approximately)

Fifth Ave. from 47th St. North to 72nd St.  


Raffle of Maserati GranTurismo Convertible  

October 15, 2010

6:00 PM

Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. and Park Ave.

Press Contacts:

Jeffrey F. Ehoodin,  Public Relations Manager  

Maserati North America

T. 201.816.2705, F. 201.816.2626, jehoodin@maseratiusa.com

Andrew Decker, Andrew Decker Communications

T 212.222.4688, decker06@gmail.com  

SOURCE Columbus Citizens Foundation