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

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

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.

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.