Vintage Auto Heritage Foundation (VAHF)
The Vintage Auto Heritage Foundation was formed in 1996 for the purposeof restoring, showcasing, and preserving, a unique collection of automobiles. This collection features several classic marques near anddear to me. However the heart of the collection belongs to an exceptional group of Maseratis. As Italy is at the core of much of Western culture,from the Roman influence on up, there is ample historical explanation whythese are some of the most beautifully designed cars the world has everseen. I invite you to discover some of the allure that these great carshave shown to me. Through the navigation of this site, co-developed withThe Maserati Club, you will gain a virtual glimpse into the history andbeauty of some of the world’s great automobiles.
-John F. Bookout, Founder & Chairman
About the Foundation
In 1996 John F. Bookout formed the Vintage Auto Heritage Foundation in order to acquire unique, classic automobiles for restoration, preservation, and display to the general public. The initial collection of cars was donated to the Foundation by the founder but the Foundation may acquire (by gift or purchase) antique cars from other sources as well as display other significant cars on loan to the Foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to preserve the historical significance of certain classic automobiles and to educate the general public about the accomplishments and achievements of these marques to the automobile industry. To further its exempt educational purpose, the Foundation exhibits its automobiles at a museum in Houston, TX which is open by appointment to the general public in a manner consistent with its available resources. Sources of support include donations and admission fees. In addition, the Foundation will showcase its collection at a variety of other charitable museums through its program of loaning cars for display at such institutions. Finally, in collaboration with The Maserati Club, the Foundation educates the public and informs them of the museum’s existence via the “virtual museum” established here at this Internet site. Through an ongoing series of historical articles and photographs this work will continue to grow and be available for your viewing 24 hours a day.
For appointments or further information about the VAHF please contact Anna Tolleson by e-mail (below) or by calling (713) 241-1020 or (713) 241-7080 /fax.
In the Vintage Auto Heritage Foundation
CAL= car on loan to VAHF from Classic Autos Ltd.
01. ’48 Maserati A6G-1500 Pinin Farina “single cam” (#60) (CAL-in restoration)
02. ’50 Maserati A6G-1500 Pinin Farina “single cam” (#106) (CAL)
03. ’51 Maserati A6G-2000 Pinin Farina “single cam” (#2020)
04. ’51 Maserati A6G-2000 Pinin Farina “single cam” (#2022) (CAL-in restoration)
05. ’51 Maserati A6G-2000 Frua Spyder “single cam” (#2017) (CAL-in restoration)
06. ’52 Maserati A6G-2000 Pinin Farina “single cam” (#2023) (CAL-in restoration)
07. ’55 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta Frua (#2103)
08. ’55 Maserati A6G-2000 Frua Spyder on A6GCS/53 frame (#2110)
09. ’56 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano “twin cam” (#2115) (CAL)
10. ’56 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano “twin cam” (#2117)
11. ’57 Maserati A6G-2000 Frua Spyder “twin cam) (#2180) (CAL-in restoration)
12. ’58 3500GT Touring Spyder (#101*124*) (CAL-in restoration)
13. ’60 Maserati 5000GT Touring (#103*010*) (CAL)
14. ’60 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder (#101*775*) (CAL)
15. ’61 Maserati 5000GT Allemano (#103*014*) (CAL-in restoration)
16. ’62 Maserati 5000GT Frua (#103*060*)
17. ’62 Maserati 5000GT Allemano (#103*028*) “the Indianapolis”
18. ’62 Maserati 3500GT Frua prototype (#101*1496*) (CAL – in restoration)
19. ’62 Maserati 3500GT (#101*2102*) (CAL-in restoration)
20. ’63 Maserati 3500GTi (#101*2490*) (CAL)
21. ’64 Mistral Spyder Prototype (#109*003*) (CAL)
Ghibli Open Cup Race Series
22. ’96 Ghibli Open Cup Race Car (#361*301*)