Concorso Italiano picks Ferrari as honored marque

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Ferraris are always plentiful at the annual celebration of Italian cars and culture | Bob Golfen
Ferraris are always plentiful at the annual celebration of Italian cars and culture | Bob Golfen
Ferraris are always plentiful at the annual celebration of Italian cars and culture | Bob Golfen

Those who have attended the grand Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California, during classic car week every August know that a sea of vintage and contemporary Ferrari sports cars is pretty standard fare.

But next year, it’s official: Ferrari is the featured marque for the August 15, 2015, meet of Italian splendor. The celebration of everything cavallino was dedicated because the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Region’s International Meet will be held in Monterey for the first time in 11 years.

Lovely 250 GT Lusso at this year’s Concorso | Bob Golfen
Lovely 250 GT Lusso at this year’s Concorso | Bob Golfen

That pretty much guarantees an enormous display of beautiful Ferraris of every type will roll onto the grass at the Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, where Concorso returned for its annual show this year. There will be special judging in a variety of classes, with unique crystal trophies for the winning Ferraris.

Concorso Italiano is one of the key events that happen during the second week of August in Monterey, considered to be the greatest classic car week of the year with a plethora of collector-car auctions, a wide number of car shows and concours events, and vintage racing competition, topped off by the grand finale, the monumental Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.