Those who go looking for historical traces need eyewitnesses from the relevant time period. We were lucky enough to find a living legend who knows everything about the company with the trident logo- Ermanno Cozza. We met the 85-year-old man, who is associated with Maserati like no other, in his home town of Modena. Even as a young boy, he found a passion for the auto brand with the trident, and now he has just published a book about it.
His elementary school was no more than a kilometer away from the Autodromo di Modena and during breaks he was able to hear the race engines in the test cars. "I could even see the cars from the school fence, but they didn't interest me at all. I was totally fascinated by the sound of the engines. All auto makers tested their vehicles there – Maserati, Ferrari, Stanguellini – however, when I heard the Maserati engines, I closed my eyes and savored the sound. It made me curious, I wanted to see what was inside," he explained with a smile. His eyes lit up as he talked, as if it were yesterday.