PATTERSON – “About 30” Maseratis were pulled over by New York State Police in Putnam on Saturday morning, according to a state police spokesperson.
Approximately 30 high-performance sports cars — primarily Maseratis and Bentleys — were pulled over at about 10 a.m. on Route 22 in Patterson after a public complaint of cars revving their engines and speeding.
Several vehicles were issued traffic tickets, and the exact number of cars involved in the incident and the number of citations was not immediately known.
Maseratis are Italian luxury sports cars, with a mission statement to “build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power,” according to the company’s website.
A road rally, hosted by Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut, was held after a breakfast for clients. The group was said to be driving to Lime Rock racetrack in Connecticut. The car makes also included McLaren, Ferrari and Aston Martin. Some of the vehicles were being driven by employees of the Miller dealership “including the black Aston Martin Vanquish owned by the employee in charge of setting up this high speed rally to Lime Rock,” Evan Cygler of Miller Motorcars said in an email.
The Eastern Chapter of the Maserati Club — a nonprofit organization dedicated to “inspiring the ownership, operation, restoration, and preservation of Maserati automobiles” and “increasing awareness in the ‘House of the Trident,’” according to its website — is located in Connecticut with members throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Long Island resident Peter Rusy, current president of the Maserati Club’s Eastern Chapter, said he had not heard that any of his club’s members were involved.
“Not that I know of — could have been a member or two,” Rusy said by email. “I live out near Stony Brook, so a bit far for me.”
In fact, Rusy said he’d like to get to know the alleged culprits better, whoever they are.
“The Maserati Club is headed up to the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal June 10,” the club president said. “These racers should join us.”
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