A number of automotive events have flourished in the light cast by the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, perhaps none so vigorously as the Concorso Italiano.
Now in its 26th year, the Cavallino Classic is once again bringing the world’s finest Ferraris to Palm Beach for a week of racing and concours. The event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Italian royalty like the 250 GTO, not just shown, but raced.
Every year since 1991, Concorso Italiano has provided a stage for contemporary Italian exotics to meet their svelte forebears. While the event has certainly burgeoned, the formula remains the same; multi-colored lines of Lamborghinis with doors held aloft sidled up next to rows of vintage Ferrari clothed in racing red.
The Cortile Italian car show is one of 16 car shows taking place on Saturday during the nation’s largest vintage race event, the Pittsburg Historic Grand Prix. Of the 16, the Cortile certainly has the most flair.
This Sunday, Connecticut’s capital burgeons with Italian exotics, from Ferrari and Lamborghini to Maserati and the impossibly exclusive offerings of Pagani. But, more than that, Concorso Ferrari & Friends brings smiles to the faces of 40 children who are currently patients at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
You’d be hard pressed to find a Ferrari buff who doesn’t consider the 1962-1964 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, a.k.a. 250 GT/L, one of the top five most beautiful Ferraris. Many consider it the most beautiful Ferrari ever, an automobile worthy of possessing for its stunningly elegant Pininfarina design alone.
Every year since 1964, the Ferrari Club of America has held a multi-day event for members and owners from around the world. The meet, always in or around a major North American city within spitting distance of a race track, amounts to one of the world’s largest gatherings of Ferraristi and their prancing horses.
For the past two years, Ramapo College has played host to a Concours d’Elegance in support of the college and a nearby teaching hospital. The quality of cars entered promises to continue turning this up-and-coming display into a regular stop on the show circuit.