The Maserati name meant nothing as the First World War began to wipe out the youth of Europe in the rat-infested trenches of Ypres, Verdun and the Somme. However, four of the seven sons Carolina Losi bore her husband Rodolfo Maserati, a railroad locomotive driver, were to change all that.
The brothers, simple, gruff men of instinctive genius, became world famous for their fabulous Maserati Grand Prix, sports racing and road cars. They were no businessmen, though, so after decades of teetering on the edge financial disaster and the sale of their company to five different owners over the years, their name was eventually restored to long lost glory on road and track by the Fiat Group.
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