Maserati Brothers

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From right: Alfieri II, Ernesto, Bindo and leftmost is Ettore. The picture is taken before 1932 outside their first workshop in 11 Via de'Pepoli, Bologna.

The Maserati Brothers were involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. They were born to Rodolfo Maserati and his wife Carolina in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy.[1] Rodolfo was a railway worker from Piacenza, driving a heavy Krupp locomotive,[2] and married Carolina Losi. They had seven sons in total, but only six reached adulthood, as Alfieri I was only 1 year old when he died.[3] After the death of Alfieri I, the next son to be born was also named Alfieri. Alfieri, along with the remaining five brothers, Carlo, Bindo, Mario, Ettore and Ernesto, contributed to the sports luxury automobile manufacturer Maserati in one way or another.[4]

The Maserati brothers were:

A memorial plaque for Alfieri II was placed at their birthplace in 1987.[5] Since 1989, the local technology institute in Voghera has added Alfieri II to their official name, to become L'Istituto Tecnico Industriale di Voghera "Alfieri Maserati"[6] Also, the city of Bologna has a street named Via Maserati.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diatto and the Maserati Brothers
  2. ^ "Maserati Might: a 1898 motor cycle started the story of the Maserati brothers and the famous racing cars they built". Autocar. 127 (nbr 3728): pages 12–15. 23 July 1967. 
  3. ^ McCluggage, Denise (June 23, 2014). "Memories of Maserati". Autoweek 64 (13): 10. 
  4. ^ 100 years of Maserati
  5. ^ maserati-alfieri.co.uk on a comment regarding the workshop location in Bologna.
  6. ^ L'Istituto Tecnico Industriale di Voghera "Alfieri Maserati", in Voghera, Italy.

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