“Maserati Days 2023” – five days celebrating 100+ years of Maserati road and racing cars. This celebration comprises three separate events: Drive Days, Display Day, and the Reg Hunt Dinner, as outlined below.
Reg Hunt in his Maserati 250F (chassis no. 2516), Albert Park Lake road circuit, c. 1956
Drive Days – we have booked accommodation for three nights (November 13 – 15) at RACV Cape Schanck, and have designed some great drives along the backroads of the Mornington Peninsula. This event is limited to 50 people, with payment required in advance, as detailed below. A booklet with full details will be mailed to all participants, but the program outline is as follows:
Monday, 13 November: meet at McClelland Gallery for a light lunch and then drive to RACV Cape Schanck resort for check-in, with group dinner at the resort’s Samphire Restaurant.
Tuesday, 14 November: after breakfast, a drive to Trofeo Estate for a two-course lunch. A scenic drive back to the RACV, and opportunity for an afternoon walk to the Cape Schanck lighthouse. Free evening, noting that the RACV’s bar and restaurant are open if you want to stay within the resort.
Wednesday, 15 November: after breakfast, we will leave for a tour of the National Trust-listed McRae Homestead, then on for a casual lunch at the Royal Hotel in Mornington. In the afternoon, we will visit Charlie’s Auto Museum and then return to RACV Cape Schanck for a farewell dinner.
Thursday, 16 November: after breakfast, check-out from the resort and return home.
Inclusions in the Drive Days package: three nights’ accommodation in a Superior Room at RACV Cape Schanck; breakfast on the 14th, 15th and 16th; dinners at the resort on Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th; lunches at McClelland Gallery and Trofeo Estate; and tours of McRae Homestead and Charlie’s Auto Museum.
Cost of package: RACV Service Member – $1,380 single or $1,800 double; RACV Club Member – $1,122 single or $1,525 double; Non-Member – $1,710 single or $2,150 double (non-members can purchase online a membership for $55, which will be a net saving compared to the non-member price quoted above).
Do not make bookings directly with RACV Cape Schanck. All bookings must be made through MOCA in accordance with the email advice to members. For further information please contact John Taylor at email@example.com or on 0414 543 432.
Display Day – on Sunday 19 November, we will again host a display of Maserati cars, supported by other Italian marques, on the lawns at Deaf Children Australia (597 St Kilda Road), against the backdrop of their iconic 1866 bluestone building. The Display will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, drinks and Maserati Days merchandise will be available to purchase.
Reg Hunt Dinner – our annual tribute to our Club’s Founding Patron, the late Reg Hunt, will be held this year on Saturday 2 December in the Pavilion Room at the RACV Club, Melbourne. The evening will begin at 6.30 p.m. with pre-dinner drinks and canapes, followed by a three-course dinner and a speech by our special guest Tim Schenken, former F1 and sports car driver. Members will receive an email with booking details later in the year.
Some photos from last year’s Maserati Days events are shown below.