Concorso Italiano 2017 in 4K

Seaside CA, Aug 19 2017Once a year in late summer, the hills of Seaside awake to the shake and rumble of a million horses stampeding into the Bayonet Blackhorse Golf Course. The rubber hoofed beasts come from all direction and in all colors and sizes - from small to… well, medium. 

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These are many a varied craft made for the narrow and twisted roads of Italy, where size doesn't matter as much as what you do with it. What you do with it Monterey Car Week Saturday is take it to Concorso Italiano - the world's largest Italian automotive event. 

1958 Fiat "Multipla" 6 Passenger at Concorso Italiano 2017

1958 Fiat "Multipla" 6 Passenger

In play for decades, the Concorso folks have the enjoyment program down to a science. The cars all roar or putt-putt in by 9 am, filtered by brands at the gate. Somehow nearly a thousand fine automobiles roll their left front tire up to a particular painted spot on the turf on time.

1925 Lancia Lambda

1925 Lancia Lambda

Long time hosts Keith Martin, Matt Stone, Gary Bobileff and Myles Kitchen seem to know and tell everything about all the cars on the field, and uncover more in live interviews with the owners, builder and designers such as Ken Okuyama, designer of the Kode0

Kode 0 by Ferrari Enzo Designer Ken Okuyama

 Kode0 by Ken Okuyama

As car "show" business evolves, CI has focused making the event an experience for patrons that have wider interests in life. With the exclusive CI Club, they want to provide the best VIP experience possible. Sponsored lunches are mutually beneficial spaces where companies can hold a captive audience for awhile.

Concorso Italiano 2017

2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV Viola Parsifae Purple

Now about color - our favorite topic. The sea of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat etc. come one in every color - and sometimes ten in red. Custom colors do not look out of place on any car less than one meter tall. 

The cars are great, but you might enjoy the food, drink, fashion and music more. You will learn something spoken over the loudspeakers. You might meet someone with a car more beautiful than nature. You will enjoy your lunch and meet someone nice. You might hear a great story. You will want to relive the experience in another groove.

Stay tuned for details on Concorso Italiano Aug 25 2018.

Concorso Italiano 2017

Concorso Fashion Show

Concorso Italiano 2017

Crowd takes center stage for award winning cars

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal at Concorso Italiano 2017

 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV at Concorso Italiano 2017

 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

Concorso Italian 2017 - Color, Commentary on Call

Kode0 - Five for Flighting at 2017 Concorso Italiano

by Randy Berg

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