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November 10th, 2004

News and Views

New Ferrari Daytona Registry

At long last a Ferrari Daytona Registry has been launched at ( It is open to Ferrari Daytona owners and all Daytona enthusiasts. On this site, you can write to Lance Hill, Chief judge for the Daytona class for 10 years and Bill Badurski, Ferrari Club Of America technical advisor. You will also find many other areas of interest. If you are an enthusiast or own a Daytona please check out this site.

Paul Schwartz, Email
Register your Daytona now at the above website!

Register for Ligier, too

There is now also a Ligier JS2 register. Ligier JS2 is a French GT powered by a Maserati engine. If you know of anyone who has a Ligier JS2, please contact Thierry Lesparre, email

French-Italian Ligier---Any in the U.S.?

Son of Dole Food chairman killed in Ferrari

According to the AP Wire Service, David Howard Murdock II, son of the chairman of Dole Food Co., died early Saturday, October 23, in a car crash in Los Angeles.

Murdock, 36, of Los Angeles, died when his 2003 Ferrari left the Santa Monica Freeway about 2:30 a.m. and crashed into some trees.

Murdock's father was listed by the Forbes 400 as having a net worth of $1.5 billion.

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Maserati wraps up first Rolex season

The SFoW Maserati team ended the 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series with one of their strongest performances to date. in the Lexus Grand American 400K at the California Speedway.

Emil Assentato and Steve Earle kept their #33 Maserati Trofeo Light in podium contention for the entire race, but a fuel stop with only two laps left dropped them to fourth in GT at the end.

Team Manager Glenn Marquis looked back at the 2004 season. "We started at Daytona with an almost stock Maserati. The drivetrain was right out of the street Maserati Coupe, completely unchanged. The car showed a lot of potential, but we talked to GrandAm about their 2005 plans, and spend the year developing the car for the future. As we finished the year we have a really good race car."

Maserati at speed--see it again next year?

It was a disappointing day for the second SFoW entry. The #34 Maserati Trofeo Light GT of Bob Segal and Kurt Buchwald completed the reconnaissance lap, but Segal realized the shift mechanism was failing. He took the Maserati to the garage rather than taking the green flag. Rusty West and Bob Faieta also closed out a chapter in SFoW history, racing the team's 2003 GT Championship-winning Ferrari 360 GT to 9th in the GT class. With the change in GrandAm rules for the 2005 GT class, this is likely the last appearance of the Ferrari 360 GT in the series.

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