One of the benefits of owning a marque car is meeting up with others with a similar passion. This year's Spring gathering of the Maserati Club UK was held in the North East of England at Slaley Hall. The event ran from Friday to Sunday drew a variety of cars. From 1960's Sebrings, through Indys and Meraks from the 70s, BiTurbos from the '80s and '90s, through the 3200 and 4200, right up to date with Quattroportes, GranTurismos, Ghiblis, and even a couple of Levante.
On Saturday drive there was a relaxed drive through Northumberland, Cumbria, and County Durham. The only issues being a diversion that we had to look out for and the less than ideal weather. Driving into Hexham on Saturday morning was a little tight, especially with such wide cars, still it was all part of the experience and we were soon on our way and out into open countryside.
The route headed off towards Alston, then turned to head down to the High Force Waterfall at Teasdale. This was a lovely winding road allowing the Ghibli to show both its legs and cornering ability. After a brief stop for refreshments it was down towards Eggleston Hall before turning back North towards Stanhope, Edmundbyers, and Blanchland.
On the Sunday we had a short drive down to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle for lunch and the chance to park outside this wonderful building. With the cars lined up outside we attracted more than a few questions, some never having seen a Maserati before, and many photographs.
After lunch we headed our separate ways after a great weekend.