Concorso News

The Concorso Italiano CI Club

For our distinguished guests who appreciate the best in life, you will want to enjoy the best Concorso Italiano has to offer by joining us as CI Club Members.  The Club is situated with the best view of the day’s events, awards and festivities, CI Club is the choice for our most discerning guests.  The compelling features for each member include:

Concorso Italiano Welcome Reception (Friday Evening).
This is a great way to preview the event, watch the early placement of the spectacular display cars, mingle with the exhibit car owners, select VIP guests and sponsors in an intimate environment.  Watch the final event details unfold at this reception from 3:00pm – 5:00pm which will include premium wine service, signature cocktails and delicious appetizers and live music for the first time featuring Notes from Neptune.


Saturday Morning Early Admission and Breakfast
Start your day with your up-close VIP Parking, and exclusive VIP entrance. Your CI Club admission will gain you early entry to the event at 8:30am vs. the 9:30am entry time for the general public.

Starting at 8:30 in the CI Club pavilion overlooking the event, we will be serving a hot breakfast plus pastries, hot coffee, juice and more.

As you enter the CI Club and enjoy your breakfast you quickly realize that this membership provides the best up-front and unobstructed view of the stage.  Yes, the CI Club will again be at the stage in 2023!
Another special opportunity for CI Club members will be to meet Brenda Vernor, Enzo Ferrari’s administrative assistant for the last six years of his life. Brenda will be in the CI Club, available for any CI Club members to talk with her, ask questions, and bring you back to Ferrari World in the late 70s to the 80s.


Savory Italian Gourmet Lunch

After enjoying the grounds, and stage, you come back to a delicious lunch, Concorso Italiano’s Chefs from Luigi’s have prepared a gourmet Itailian Lunch pairing with Kori Wines that is sure to please the palette, plus iced tea, lemonade and an array of adult beverages.  Lunch is served from 11:00 to 2:00 so you have ample time to mingle throughout the event, yet still enjoy a fine lunch with your friends.


New this year is the Addition of Solare Hemp
Solare Hemp is showcasing the delicious and super nutritional benefits of organically grown FDA certified hemp adding Meatballs in a Hemp Truffle Porcini Arrabiata red sauce, Hemp Green Tortilla Soft Taco of Chicken, roasted corn, bell peppers and hemp chimichurri, and a Crudité Platter with an assortment of veggies, Hemp green goddess and hemp chimichurri. and chocolate chip cookies with hemp caramel and sea salt.

This deliciousness is ONLY available inside the CI Club.



A Special Lounge

Inside the CI Club is an exclusive hosted beverage service available only to our members.  This includes adult and soft beverages all day for our CI Club members to enjoy.

In addition to a variety of spirits, wWe have the honor of showcasing two local amazing delicious options.  The KORi wines grown right here in San Lucia Highlands who will be featuring some of there wonderful wines sure to please.

For those who prefer the fermented hops beverages, Locally brewed Alvarado Street Brewery will be pouring selections from their wonderful home brewing vats right here in Monterey, Carmel and Salinas.

Look for some unique and special options to please your palate!
Of course, you’ll still enjoy all the other parts of CI Club that you’ve come to love.

Your CI Club Badge & lanyard is a collectible memento from the day’s special events including the Award Winning Concorso Italiano event magazine and special gift bag with very special commemorative gifts selected for you by the Chairman of Concorso Italiano plus additional gifts from Hydeaway Cigar Club, commorative poster by James Caldwell, and other select sponsors.

We will be observing the health protocols prescribed by California and Monterey County, from food service to all tableware. 

CI Club memberships are limited, and close before the event arrives.  Plan your day at Concorso to include this exclusive experience  Simply Select UPGRADE when you purchase your tickets or register your car.  Membership closes on Monday August 14, so get in now.

If you have already registered your car and would prefer to join the CI Club, Contact us to request your upgrade.