Concorso News

The Lambda Turns 100

One hundred years ago Italy saw the first iteration of the Lancia Lambda.  Vincenzo Lancia was inspired during a sea journey.  Impressed with the strength of the boat’s hull as it cut through the ocean swells, Vincenzo conceived the concept of a unibody car.  He applied for and received a patent for unitary construction.  After… Read More

It Did Not Seem That Long Ago

The 1960s and 1970s were a turbulent time for Maserati.  Not long after Citroën took control of Maserati they conceived the idea of a mid-engine car—the first for Maserati.  Tipo 117 was conceived in 1968 and designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign.  Eventually Tipo 117 became known as the Bora.  A prototype appeared in 1969… Read More

We are ready for Concorso 2021!

The news we are hearing in California, and specifically, Monterey County, is bringing smiles to our faces.   The plan is that we’re moving forward!  We are meeting on Saturday, August 14th at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside.  Concorso vows to comply with all required and prudent health practices to ensure all have a… Read More

Virtual Cars This Weekend

Automobile weekend is upon us.  While we cannot gather in person on the lovely lawns of Black Horse Golf Course, we can most certainly convene on a virtual lawn.  Enthusiasts can view the Virtual Concorso on Saturday morning, and more car “stuff” as the weekend unfolds. Just click here for the full schedule of events. … Read More

Virtual Concorso Italiano-LAST CALL

As announced three weeks ago, Concorso is working with The Petersen Automotive Museum to present a virtual event in lieu of being able to gather in person, due to Covid-19 restrictions.  As much as we would like to gather live on the beautiful green fairways of Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, we will sate our… Read More

Virtual Concorso Information

As announced last week, Concorso is working with The Petersen Automotive Museum to present a virtual event in lieu of being able to gather in person, due to Covid-19 restrictions.  As much as we would like to gather live on the beautiful green fairways of Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, we will sate our Italian… Read More

Concorso Live – Virtually

We said we’d have a virtual event.  Here is what is planned.  In conjunction with The Petersen Automotive Museum, Concorso Italiano will present a virtual Concorso.  We invite all Concorso enthusiasts to submit a short 90-120 second video of your vehicle using your phone. Here are our strong suggestions: Suggested Equipment – Always shoot in… Read More

2020 Concorso Event is Canceled

 MERCER ISLAND WA (April 24, 2020) — Due to the ongoing health concerns related to the COVID -19 virus and the uncertainty of events being permitted by state officials and the California Governor, officials at the Concorso Italiano Foundation, the owners of the Concorso Italiano have decided to cancel the 2020 event originally scheduled for… Read More

Helping Italy

Will you help us make a difference for those in Italy affected by Covid 19? Help us raise money to help out our friends and family most impacted in Northern Italy. Go Here to make a direct donation. Hello Friends, We are all aware of the Covid-19 outbreak across North America.  Most of us also… Read More

Announcing 2020 Alfa Romeo Celebration

In a continuation of the Alfa Romeo celebration, and in conjunction with Sports Car Market, we will celebrate The Guiletta Sprints, the historic 2000, the 2600 and the Montreal. Alfisti will fondly remember the 2015 Duetto 50th anniversary, which was followed up by a celebration of the GTV, the new Giulia and the 4C.  In 2018… Read More

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