Thursday, December 15, 2011
Maserati type 61 'Birdcage'
As my plane is sitting in the queue for take-off from Lax to JFK the other day, I glance out the window to see a most unlikely sight. What looked like an aircraft tow tractor passed by going the opposite direction using a lane that ran between the taxiway and the runway. Strapped to its platform was an immaculate, white Maserati Type 61 'Birdcage' like the one pictured here. As the plane made its U-turn and accelerated down the runway, I looked to see what had become of this rare race car but to no avail.
Would that the camera had been nearby.