Proiettore Macchina 2023: Ferrari & NART
The Cortile Italian Car Show is excited to announce that Ferrari has been selected as our 2023 Proiettore Macchina.
Founded in December of 1914 Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto Maserati opened a car workshop at in Bologna, Italy called “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati. It took until 1926 when their first car there first car all original car, the Tip 26, proudly bora the soon-to-be-famous Trident logo. Oops! Did We say Bora? We may be getting ahead of ourselves, so it's best we save some of the more detailed history for a future article!
But it's important to note that in May of 1939, Maserati was the first Italian car to celebrate a win at the Indianapolis 500 with driver Wilbur Shaw at the wheel of the 8CTF “Boyle Special” at an average speed of 115.035 mph!
This will be the first time that we've celebrated Maserati as our Proiettore Macchina. We've been in contact with a number of owners of significant cars over the past decade and we have finally reached a point where we thought we could attract some significant cars with some very nice provenance. Please plan on joining use for the 2022 Cortile Italian Car Show!
What is the Proiettore Macchina?
Each year the Cortile selects a marque or model to highlight for the annual event based upon factors such as historical significance, unique local interest, brand resurgence, etc. and this is called our Proiettore Macchina.
The Proiettore Macchina concept was introduced in 2010, the second year of the Cortile. Proiettore, in Italian, is the word for headlight. "Headlight" encapsulates our goal for Proiettore Macchina. We "shine a spotlight" for Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix attendees at unique and not-often-seen marques that have a rich and vibrant design and/or racing history. Learn more the Proiettore Macchina History... [READ MORE]
The Cortile has been described as the "Crown Jewels" of the car shows at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.
Cortile is Italian for “Courtyard,” and it’s befit- ting the name because of the gorgeous Italian cars that are displayed in front of The Pittsburgh Golf Club. The Cortile features the best of Ital- ian design with sports cars from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Lamborghini and Maserati.
Saturday at the Grand Prix is when the Cortile Cup is awarded for best in show and for each Italian Marque. State Farm Insurance will be providing coffee and biscotti and by lunch time, Concours LLCwill be announcing the winners of the Cortile Cup as well as hosting some of the PVGP Italian Race Car Drivers. The newest Ferrari’s from Algar Ferrari and Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo, and will be on display.
On Sunday, the Car Show Partici- pants move to the Westinghouse Pond VIP Area for “Wine on Nine” to watch the racers negotiate the exciting hairpin at Turn 9.
Last Update to this page: 22 June 2022