Maserati enthusiasts visit Scotland for landmark 40th Maserati International Rally
Maserati enthusiasts from across the globe descended on the Scottish Highlands this weekend for the landmark 40th edition of the marque’s annual International Rally.
After being held in Germany last year, the Maserati Club UK – the oldest Maserati club founded in 1972 – organised this year’s event, based at the iconic Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder which features world famous golf courses, a luxury spa and Scotland’s only two-Michelin star restaurant.
A total of 120 stunning Maserati models took part, from 14 different countries, including 55 cars from the UK and five from as far away as Australia.
Among the cars taking part in this year’s MIR were a host of classics including the oldest vehicle taking part, a 1957 Maserati 3500GT, a Vignale Spider as well a Sebring. Alongside these beautiful classics were more recent vehicles, including several Maserati GranTurismos and the latest Levante SUV.
The driving element of the rally kicked off on Saturday and took in a hill climb course up the famous Rest and be Thankful road which divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe and, at its highest point of 245m above sea level, offers views of some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland.