There is nothing like a good drive in a V12 Ferrari to blow the cobwebs away on an autumnal Sunday. Well I think so and apparently the organisers of the Goodwood Breakfast Club agree with me, as today's event was themed around Maserati and the other so called Italian Icons.
As you would expect there were a large number of Maseratis in attendance mainly the modern cars of the last 10 to 15 years, but there was also a number of Khamsins, Ghiblis and at least one Bora. Maserati brought along the new GranCabrio convertible version of the Gran Turismo.
I suspect the number of Ferraris there probably matched or even exceeded the number of Maseratis, and again it was mainly the modern Tipos. In among the carbon braked rockets there were three Daytonas, two Lussos and a 275GTB4 made a brief appearance. Lamborghinis however were few and far between although there was a brand new Murcialago SV competing for flamboyance with a Pagani Zonda.
Despite the large number of Maseratis and Ferraris at the event, my two favourite cars were a track-prepared Alfa Guilia and a lovely Gold Iso Grifo Series 2. While I usually prefer the open headlights of the Series 1 Grifo this one had been subject to a total restoration, Lovely.