Desert Concorso 2014: Birdcage Flight of Fancy

Palm Desert CA, Mar 30 2014 - Fantastic cars and current custodians are nothing without their history and their stories. Concorso Italiano is long known for putting on a good show and they have attracted show worthy hosts that can draw out interesting observations. Launching the first annual Desert Concorso, notable automotive experts and television personalities Keith Martin and Donald Osborne provided expert commentary and informative soundtrack for the circling crowd on a Palm Desert golf course.

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Keith and Donald wander the lawn looking for the people connected to the cars on display. Honored guest Bill Krause was first up, on hand to check out the 1957 Maserati “Birdcage” similar to the beautiful model featured at Desert Concorso. Bill remembered how he could load up the car sideways around a corner, but had to work out his arms with springs and weights to handle the hard steering. Later on cue, the Birdcage rolled through the tent to pick up Best of Show honors. Off to a good day with the stories…

by Randy Berg


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