Speeding toward a stronger “new normal”

With 2020 now in our rear-view mirror, we can finally look with optimism to the months ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic has created scars that will take time to heal. Even though I have now received both doses of the vaccine, hugging and shaking hands still just does not feel right. And when you are friends with Italians, not

hugging is blasphemous!

If you are reading this issue of Alfieri magazine, you are most likely a Maserati enthusiast, either of vintage or modern cars – or both, and one of the things you probably missed the most was getting together with friends to enjoy drives and social gatherings.

Owning a Maserati is much more than the car; it is as much about the people who have similar interests and the bonds you form.

My wife and I love to travel, and I am always grateful for the friendships of fellow Maserati owners worldwide. These are people that I have only met online, but when we finally meet in person, it’s like we have known each other all our lives. That is what being a Maserati enthusiast is really about, and it is what I have missed the most. I now look with optimism as we drive forward.

The year 2020 was not all bad; in fact, for Maserati, it was a memorable year with the launch of the MC20. Not only is the MC20 a radical departure from the current models, but a bold statement as to where Maserati is headed. I believe Maserati’s best days are yet to come, and Alfieri magazine, which reaches a worldwide community, will play a key role in promoting the passion that glues all Maserati enthusiasts, the passion that keeps us driving, exploring, connecting, and moving onward.

I wish you all the best of luck this year and beyond.

Ivan Ruiz

owner of thecarnut.com
Connoisseur of classic Maseratis

Editorial in Alfieri Magazine #2, published in September 2021

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