Great names all – including Paddins
He has the face of a boxer, the lilt of a Celt and the heart of an historic racing man.
He’s Paddins Dowling, and that exotic-sounding name sits well in the history of the beautiful Maserati 4CL which he is driving in the Shannons Historic Demonstration and Parade this weekend.
The stunning-looking car is actually the first of the 17 4CL’s built in Bologna just before the Second World War. “1564 – it’s the first-ever, the prototype they made for Luigi Villoresi and Felice Trossi to race,” says Paddins proudly.