Returning champions: 2017 Scottsdale Grand Prix Teams

Returning champions: 2017 Scottsdale Grand Prix Teams

This is part two of a series of four articles introducing the race teams and their cars.

We are delighted to continue to introduce the race teams taking part in the Scottsdale Grand Prix, including some returning champions.  The weekend-long event includes a Gatsby themed gala, as well as the free to attend race on November 5th.

The Marcellino family celebrating their 2015 win

Team #4:     Marcellino Ristorante

Team owner: Marcellino and Sima Verzino

The Marcellino Ristorante team is back for the third year in a row with its maroon Italiano model vintage mini racers. Their team is owned by Marcellino and Sima Verzino.  The cars will be labeled Nos. 7 and 11. Winners of the inaugural Grand Prix race, the team gets starting position 4.

Marcellino is passionate in crafting his cuisine using fresh, vibrant seasonal ingredients to create signature flavors while maintaining the integrity of true Italian cuisine.  Everything Marcellino and Sima propose in their ristorante is based on Italian life, from the cuisine to the European service, the music and, of course, the ambiance.

The Cullum Homes racer

Team #5:   Cullum Homes

Team owner: Rod Cullum

If you are track-side on November 5 keep an eye out for Cullum Home’s iridescent deep-blue Italiano Model Vintage Mini Racer, No. 85.  The team, owned by Rod Cullum, will start in fifth position.

Cullum Homes is a second-generation, family owned full-service design/build/renovations firm specializing in luxury custom home architectural design and construction. Cullum’s 30-year history encompasses a broad range of residential construction and its finely crafted custom homes can be found in many of the Phoenix Valley’s finest neighborhoods, including Mountain Shadows and The Silverleaf Club.

The Nathan team in the race last year

Team #6:     Nathan & Associates      

Team owner:  Nate Nathan

This will be Nathan & Associates’ third year in the race.  The team, owned by Nate Nathan, has a white Italiano model vintage mini racer that will be streaking round the track making an impression with its blue and yellow trim.  Their car will be labeled No. 13.

For over 37 years, Nathan & Associates, Inc. has earned a reputation as the leading commercial and residential land brokerage firm in the Southwest United States. By expertly evaluating market trends, formulating valuable client opportunities, insisting on unrivaled customer service and creating personal relationships, landowners, developers, and homebuilders are instilled with confidence by the entire Nathan & Associates, Inc. team. From Arizona to Nevada, Nathan & Associates lives the business of commercial and residential land sales.

For more information on all the events happening throughout the weekend, including the race, visit Scottsdale Grand Prix.

 

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