What is Concorso Italiano?

The Concorso Italiano Foundation is a 501c3 charity with a unique format which features vehicles of Italian origin and global exotic vehicles, all in an atmosphere that is festive, relaxed and enjoyable. The emphasis is on the display vehicles and elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and travel — all on the beautiful grounds of the Bayonet Golf Course, in Monterey Bay, California.  It is a day filled with excitement, focusing on Italian culture and achievements of personalities who possess that special essence known as ‘Italian Style.’

When is Concorso Italiano?

Concorso Italiano is on Saturday, August 14, 2021. The hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, with early admission for our CI Club members at 8:30 am

Where is Concorso Italiano?

Concorso Italiano is held on the Bayonet course of the Bayonet Black Horse golf course in Seaside CA, near the Monterey Bay.

1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA 93955, however be sure to follow the maps on the web page or emailed to you as there are 3 different specific entrances to the event.  DO NOT FOLLOW THE GPS route to Bayonet.    


How do I get to Concorso Italiano?

Our driving directions are located under Event Information > Traffic Flow Maps. Please use our directions and road signs and not your GPS.

How do I get ahold of someone at Concorso Italiano?

Email is best: ci@concorso.com.

You can also call us at 425-742-0632.

Do children need a ticket?

Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. (One child per paid adult)

What time do registered vehicles need to arrive?

If you have registered your vehicle to be in the show, you can either park your car on Friday, August 13th, from 3:00 – 6:00pm (Early Placement), or Saturday, August 15th, from 6:00am – 9:00am.

Your vehicle entrance gate closes at 9:00 am, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive on time.  Late cars will not be permitted onto the field after 9:00 am.

We encourage exhibitors to place their cars on Friday, and host a thank you reception to encourage you.  Enjoy Esser Wine, heavy appetizers and watch the event final preparations from 3-6pm.  You will exchange your vehicle registration and receive tickets to the event on Saturday, so you may come at your leisure (or uber / lyft!) and not stress with the Saturday morning rush.


Early Placement: Friday (8/13, 2121) from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Day of Event Placement: Saturday (8/14, 2121) from 6:00am – 9:00am

Is there food at Concorso Italiano?

Yes, we have several options for food.

Our CI Club Package offers Breakfast from 8:30am – 10:00am and Lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Purchase CI CLUB admission here CI Club Tickets Vehicle exhibitors who have registered their display cars, may upgrade to the CI Club experience by adding to their vehicle registration when they enroll, or add to existing registrations here Vehicle Registration.

Our Al Fresco Lunch is from 11:00 – 1:30 as well for $75 per person, sign up here Al Fresco Lunch. Note, this is in addition to the admission to the event.

We also have a fabulous food court featuring Gourmet Food Trucks from around Monterey Bay.

Are Animals Allowed?

Only legitimate registered service animals are allowed.


2020 Concorso Event Cancelled

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 Saturday August 15, 2020.  

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Help Italy! Concorso will match your donation to the Cesvi Foundation. Concorso will also be donating $10 per admission ticket and vehicle registration to the fund.   Learn More