Maserati gets racy with model Genevieve Morton — see the pics here

25 May, 2015

Maserati’s brochures already exude an air of class and luxury, thanks to the beautifully designed vehicles in their line-up. For 2015, the beauty factor will be turned up a notch, with Maserati choosing top South African model Genevieve Morton to present its vehicle range in the 2015 brochures and a global media campaign.

Image: Maserati Australia and New Zealand

Morton has already completed one major photo shoot for Maserati, covering its entire range — including the flagship Quattroporte sedan, as well as the new Ghibli sports sedan, and traditional Maserati sports icons the GranTurismo and GranCabrio. You can watch the behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot in the video below:

Covering a range of environments and backdrops, the photo shoots compliment the “style, performance, elegance, and exclusivity of the Maserati range,” according to Maserati. The brochures will be released in both hard copy and digital formats, along with social media content on both Maserati’s and Morton’s social media channels.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.