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New Concorso Arizona, largest Corvette festival featured


A new collector car celebration, Concorso Arizona, has been announced to take place at the start of the Scottsdale/Phoenix area’s annual week of collection car auctions, shows and events in January. The inaugural event was announced last week at the Russo and Steele collector car auction in Monterey, California; the auction house is based in Scottsdale.

The Concorso, organized by Scuderia Southwest, will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Casino and Resort on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community just east of Scottsdale.

Concorso Arizona will deviate from the style of Concorso Italiano, which took place Saturday in Seaside, California, by including a full palate of car brands and nationalities besides Italian, including several American car classes, and those for Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, British marques, Japanese, something they’re calling “Ultra Fringe” for various oddball models, and several others.

Italian vehicles expected to show include those from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and DeTomaso.

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Corvettes cruise through downtown Carlisle

For the past four years, the Scottsdale/Phoenix collector car events have opened with the Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort. But the Arizona Concours for January 2018 has been canceled, although it possibly could resume the following year.

For information about Concorso Arizona, visit the event website.

Calling itself the largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle will feature more than 5,000 Chevrolet Corvettes representing all generations of America’s favorite sports car when it starts from Friday and runs through Sunday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Besides the massive show of Corvettes, events include such things as autocross and burnout competitions, a swap meet and all-Corvette Corral, and a huge parade through downtown Carlisle.

Sponsored by Corvette America, the show is open to all Corvette enthusiasts and their cars. For information, visit the event website.

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1905 Rolls-Royce SIlver Ghost

Great Britain’s longest-running professionally judged concours, Salon Privé, has announced the full list of entries for its Thursday, August 31 show on the lawns of Blenheim Palace near Woodstock in the U.K.

Historic Aston Martins to mark the illustrious brand’s 100th anniversary will be featured, along with one of the oldest surviving Roll-Royces in existence, a 1905 Silver Ghost; the unique 1960 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Pininfarina Superflow IV; and many others in the magnificent setting.

For information and the list of entries, visit the event website.

Ferrari’s 70th anniversary will be celebrated September 3 at the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. Held during the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival, the concours will feature a special Tifosi Fantasy class of rare road and racing Ferrari models.

Leading the pack from Modena will be a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Speciale, a one-off alloy “aerodynamico” coupe by Pininfarina, built on 250 short-wheelbase chassis in the rare Comp61 specification.

For information, visit the event website.

Europe’s largest gathering of the Porsche tribe, Classics at the Castle, will take place September 3 at Hedingham Castle in Halstead, Essex, in the U.K. The show features the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911S, with a castle-driveway display of 50 examples in chronological order.

For information, visit the event website.

Cruising in to Carmel, Indiana
Caddy rolls into Carmel, Indiana

More concours and events

Carmel Artomobilia, an automotive street festival in the Arts and Design District of Carmel, Indiana, takes place Saturday. For information, visit the event website.

The Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance, an exclusive display of cars, airplanes and motorcycles, will happen Saturday in Englewood, Colorado. For information, visit the event website.

The two-day Autofest Nationals will be held Saturday and Sunday at Lakewood Park in Oshawa, Ontario. For information, visit the event website.

The Concours of Elegance, a moveable feast of vintage vehicles that circulates around Great Britain’s revered castles, returns to Hampton Court Palace on September 3 for a show of 60 rare cars from around the world. For information, visit the event website.

Bob Golfen
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.


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