Concorso News

At the Stage

Matt Stone

Matt has been the Master of Ceremonies at Concorso for over five years. His erudite delivery, encyclopedic knowledge, extensive relationships, and calmness in the midst of chaos lends Matt well to be a steadying presence at the stage. Matt is an award winning freelance journalist, author, broadcaster, event emcee, automotive consultant, international concours judge, and former Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine.

Mr. Stone has authored close to two dozen automotive book titles, and more are in the works. In terms
of short form published works, Matt has been published in several dozens of magazines worldwide.

Steve Kittrell

Steve is the founder of Veloce Valuations, an automotive appraisal, marketing and consulting firm based in Monterey, CA. This is Steve’s first year on stage at Concorso, but it is far, far from his first time at Concorso. For many years Steve was a judge at Concorso for the Vintage Ferrari Concours. He didn’t stop with Concorso and continued to build his extensive judging experience and numerous other national concours. Now an accomplished automobile journalist, appraiser, ICJAG concours judge and collection manager, Steven always enjoyed every element the collector car world has to offer. He first started his career as the Operations Manager for T. Rutlands West before broadening his expertise, knowledge and experience as an International Advertising Account Executive for Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market Magazine. Then opened and ran the Ferrari service and restoration shop at GTO Engineering Los Angeles before becoming the Sales & Marketing Manager of Mohr Imports in Monterey, California. He started Veloce Valuations to give back to the community by assisting estates and insurance companies in need or professional valuation guidance. You can find Steven’s work featured in several publications including Forza, The Prancing Horse, Roundel, Autostrada and Retromotive, to name a few.

Raffaello Porro

Sig. Porro is the Ambassador in Italy for Concorso. A polyglot who can shift between several languages in the same conversation, Raffaello joins the stage team to introduce and present selected Italian guests during their appearance at the stage. He runs StudioRPR, a communication and marketing consultancy agency based near Modena. StudioRPR operates in Europe, North America, Asia and Arabia.