The 2014 Concorso Italiano is a month away.
Link: Concorso Italian Web Site
If you've never attended, do yourself a favor and give it a try. If you live in California (or Nevada), bring your car and enter as an exhibitor. If you can't bring your car, then come as a spectator.
Its the largest Italian car show in the world, but its more than just a car show. Its a celebration of all things Italian. Food, music, fashion. There's something to entertain everyone, including your significant other. Tom McDowell has improved the event significantly since he took the reigns in 2009.
If you're interested and need lodging ideas, contact me, I may be able to help.
A couple of significant changes are in store at the Concorso Italiano this year.
The Monterey Car Week event announced a change in its location for 2014. After five years at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, this year’s event will return to the Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course in the city of Seaside, which served as host of Concorso Italiano from 2002-2007. Whereas the Laguna Seca Golf Course was located a few miles in-land, the Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course is near the coast, with views of Monterey Bay.
One improvement we're expecting in returning to the Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course is improved ingress and egress for exhibitors and spectators including improved parking.
Perhaps the biggest news, however, is a date change from its traditional Friday billing to Saturday, August 16th. Organizers said that by moving the event to Saturday, individuals that currently attend the Quail Motorsport Gathering on Friday will now have the opportunity to visit Concorso Italiano the following day.
Debbie, my life-long friend (and original Pantera owner) Dale, and myself will organize the corral again this year. There will be judging and trophies. And like last year we'll have a gift for all De Tomaso exhibitors. Last year we had live orchids for everyone, they were quite popular with the ladies.
We would like to see an increase in the number cars on display at the De Tomaso corral. Please consider joining us if you can. Its a fun day in a gorgeous setting.